The questions contained in the Blog title “Why Christ? and “Why Christianity?” are of utmost importance to both believer and unbeliever alike. I would like to think that Christians ponder these often, always challenging themselves to know what they believe and why. I would also hope that we have had an impact on our communities (neighborhoods, schools, workplaces etc) that unbelievers are asking the same question. Their tone would be different than ours, more cynical, they would be asking “Why Christ?” Why Christianity?” – prove it! And this we should be able to do with information and love.
This Blog shall be a conversation on this very topic “Why Christ?” “Why Christianity?” and all other things Christian that the world needs to know.
Thomas, one of the disciples asked Jesus “how can we know the way?” Who has not asked that question or who has not tried to show the way to another? Without missing a beat, Jesus replied, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” This statement from The New Testament book of John is my theme.
We all have heard of this verse (John 14:6), most of us have studied it and even used it as an evangelistic phrase to get others to “come to Christ.” But think of this, what compels us to believe it? Do we know what we believe and why? Let’s discuss it.
I also believe that Genesis 3:15 is the lynchpin for the whole Bible. God created everything and He created it good. Somehow, man went wrong and messed it up. God’s first promise of redemption comes in this verse when He pronounces to the serpent, “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.”
From this point on, all Bible history and the scriptures were directed to bring that to fulfillment.
Is Jesus who the Bible says He is?