Do you or someone you know have “The Jesus Problem”?
Most people in the world today have a very big problem. Most people have….The Jesus problem….and they’re at war because of it. They are at war with the truth.They’re at war with God, themselves and most other people.
Why do so many of us have a problem accepting who Jesus Christ is?
Almost everyone has heard about the Jesus of the bible. But most people have a very distorted view of who He is.
Most people have been deceived-mislead by false teachers.
When asked, the majority of people will tell you that they believe Jesus was real person. They admit that He was a minister and lived his life in the mid-east. Almost everyone believes that Jesus had very unique gifts. Almost everyone believes that Jesus had very special powers. He’s one of the most discussed and most argued about men to ever walk the face of the earth.
Most people believe that Jesus was real. Even the devil believes that Jesus is Jesus. He’s at war with Him every day.
Most people deny that Jesus is God! Some call Him a teacher, some call Him a prophet, and some simply say that He was an enlightened man who’s example we should try and follow.
Historically, He demonstrated who He was to thousands of people two thousand years ago. His teachings and acts of miracles are very well documented in the Christian Holy Bible, other religious books and in many secular writings.
The written record establishes that He is God. God the Father stated that He was God and He made the pronouncements Himself. He declared and proved through His actions and knowledge that He was God! The worlds largest religion worships Him.
But most do not accept that Jesus Christ Is the God of our creation and the only answer for eternal peace and salvation.
Most of the world does not understand what the bible says about the Lord. They will accept almost any teaching about who Jesus is- accept the truth. Yes, when it comes to Jesus, most of the world is in ignorance, denial or rebellion. Mostly rebellion!
Here is the Jesus Problem, clearly stated by the Lord Jesus Christ in the Word!
Yeshua, Jesus Christ Himself said……….
“If ye believe not that I AM, ye shall die in your sins.” (John 8:24)
“I AM” are the words we must grasp for the understanding.
Do you truly believe and accept those words as truth? If you do not believe that Jesus Christ IS God, you will not receive everlasting salvation in heaven!
That truth is at the very core of the Jesus Problem. We are either in acceptance to that truth of who Jesus is or we are in denial or revolt and thus…. have the “Jesus Problem”!.
“I AM” is one of the many biblical names for GOD. Jesus said so and God said so.
In Jesus’ own words, the Seven “I AM’s” in the Gospel of John describe who He IS!
In John’s beautiful Gospel, Jesus states seven times, “I AM” the..
Each “I AM” helps define the nature of Jesus Christ.
“I am the bread of life“ (John 6:35,48,51).
“I am the light of the world“ (John 8:12).
“I am the door of the sheep“(John 10:7,9)
“I am the good shepherd“ (John 10:11,14).
“I am the resurrection, and the life“ (John 11:25).
“I am the way, the truth, and the life“ (John 14:6).
“I am the true vine“ (John 15:1,5).
He very explicitly stated, with NO doubt, with absolute certainty and clarity, that He IS the very same I AM who spoke to Abraham. He IS the very same I AM, who spoke to Moses from the burning bush, in answer to Moses’ question about His name.
All religions try to deal with the Jesus problem. Jesus very clearly taught that He IS the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. There is only one right answer to the Jesus Problem. Any religion or philosophy that calls Jesus Christ anything except God is a false religion and is deceiving its followers.
So many people do not want to believe that Jesus Christ IS God. Very few faiths and philosophies do not have the Jesus Problem. For most people, even some who call themselves Christian, the Jesus Problem is the big problem they have in their lives today.
Many are at war with God and argue. They argue about these words and teaching.
In the book of Acts it is written.
Act 10:36 The word which [God] sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)
Act 10:37 That word, [I say], ye know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached;
Act 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
Act 10:39 And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree:
Act 10:40 Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly;
Act 10:41 Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, [even] to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead.
Act 10:42 And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God [to be] the Judge of quick and dead.
Act 10:43 To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.
His own words and actions leave NO other options. Everyone is simply forced by what Jesus said of Himself, to either say that they believe He IS, or they must logically conclude He is a liar, insane, or worse.
That is The Jesus Problem. Do you have a problem believing that Jesus Christ IS God? Is Jesus Christ your Savior?
If you are stuck in the Jesus Problem….there IS a solution!
Believe and come to Him. Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior!
Truly believe that Jesus Christ is your God and Savior! Believe that He died and rose again for your sins. Call on His name and worship the Almighty One! Repent of your sins and you’ll be Saved!
Jesus Christ IS the only way to salvation!
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father but by Me.
John 6:40 And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes on Him should have everlasting life. And I will raise him up at the last day.
You have the opportunity to settle the war today.
My friend, Are you confident where you are going to spend eternity when this all ends? There is an end for all of us some day. Some of us today.
There is only one way to know and be assured– Ask our Father in heaven in Jesus Christs’ name, in prayer today!
Are You Saved from the eternal fate of so many? Are you sure? Ask Him. Find out and be assured.
Rom 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God.
When we ask the Lord, in Jesus Christ’s name, He assures us with His peace and understanding. If for any reason you question your salvation, go to a quiet place, alone, and talk to Jesus. Repent of your sins and commit your life to Him. Then go to a bible believing church and get baptized.
He is faithful! He always listens and always responds!
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Pastor Thomas Holm
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