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3 Reasons Why You Should Choose Jesus

When I turn 50, I will grow all my hair back, reverse all my wrinkles, and bring peace to the entire world....

Think I’m crazy yet?

This is how are society is starting to view religion.

We have been told over and over, “It doesn't matter what you believe, as long as it is sincere”, when it comes to religion. Famous everything-er, Oprah Winfrey, once said, “One of the mistakes that human beings make is believing that there is only one way to live. There are many paths to what you call.

Stick to giving away books and free cars Winfrey.

It’s not just her, but even Christian ministers. One said, "There may be many ways to Jesus." John 14:6 disagrees, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Doesn't get much clearer than that.

So why lie and tell others, “It doesn't matter you believe? Or there are other ways to god” As Pastor Aaron described in this past weekend's sermon, it makes others feel good and we become more liked.

Sure that may be the case in this life, but will they appreciate it after this world fades?

Let’s stop the continued lie.

When I turn 50, I will not suddenly get younger and fly into the sunset. Instead, reality will hit and I will be forced to accept it.

The same realization will happen to those who think there are multiple ways to God. The real God will show his face and as promised by His Word, “ every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord -  Phil. 2:10-11.

“Well that’s all great, but how do I respond to people when religion is brought up?” Consider Jesus.

Why Jesus? Here are 3 simple reasons.

1. The Ministry of Jesus – We’re All sinners. Yet, He came for us!

When Jesus is seen meeting with sinners and tax collectors, the Pharisees ask the disciples what this is all about. Jesus replies in Mark 2:16-17, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

2. The Resurrection of Jesus – Perfection was Killed for You

A perfect God didn't send His perfect Son to a bunch of sinners (that’s us) to simply die. No! He sent his Son because He loves us enough to tell us the truth of what to believe. 1 John 4:9, “This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.” Perfect God -> sends Perfect Son -> for imperfect people. Mind blown.

3. The Eternal Message of Jesus – Religion vs. Relationship (Hint: Pick Relationship)

Romans 3:22 perfectly ties everything in a knot with a pretty bow on top when it comes to the idea of world beliefs, “We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.”

To answer Oprah bluntly, you're wrong. It clearly does matter what you believe and who you believe, because at the end of the day, reality will set in.

The real question is what do I believe then? Whether you are asking this personally, or someone in your life is battling this, try considering Jesus.

Don't be the one in anguish when you look in the mirror at 50 and see that shiny bald head or that new birthday wrinkle, be the one who embraces the truth and shares the joy of finding it.

Visit our Facebook page to continue the conversation and take our poll on how we react to the question “Does it matter what you believe?”


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