Tuesday, April 05, 2005
What do I say about Jesus?
This blog might cause you to wonder what I say about Jesus. I quote Him and obviously hold what He said as true, but I realize I have not really revealed what I think of Him yet. I consider myself to be a Christian ( a follower of christ, not any of the common yet false conceptions of Christianity you might have). I believe that Jesus was the messiah that the Jewish people were expecting. He Came to redeem the world. He came to establish an everlasting covenant. He came to declare his kingdom, a perfect Kingdom. I believe the scriptures are true and I depend on them for my Ideas and my philosophies on life. I don't think He came to preach condemnation, I don't think He want to judge us and tell us what we're doing wrong. I don't think He's an arrogant self seeking man who wants us to pay for what we did to Him on the cross. I believe He lived a magnificent life of healing and teaching and loving. I believe that He has asked and called us to be like Him and live a life of compassion and love. I believe that He died and died as the lamb as the scapegoat sacrificed for the sins of His people so that no more would we be bound to it and no more must we sacrifice and bear the guilt of our sin. We are forgiven. I believe He rose again after He was crucified and buried for three days. I believe He rose again to establish a Kingdom that would not be overthrown or conquered and that would be rid of all the impurities that cause our life today to be a struggle. I believe His kingdom is at work here and will one day be eternal and in it's perfection.