What Matters Most
I am pleased that these posts are read by my friends that are Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, postmodernist and atheist. I am grateful for your friendship, dialogue and even the debates. The conversations generated by these posts are always enjoyable and sometimes enlightening to me.
Let me stress something to you today. That which matters most. It is Easter, the celebration of the most important event in the history of the universe. It is the celebration of a man who defeated death.
Jesus of Nazareth claimed not only to be the son of God, but God himself. There have been thousands to make such a claim over the centuries, and there will be more. The claim of Jesus has all the evidence needed to be true.
All belief systems, religious or scientific have to answer some basic questions in the realms of metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy. Where did we come from? Why are we here? Why is there good and evil? What is best for man? Where are we going?
No system provides better answers to these questions than the Christian system. The Christian system supports and is supported by reality. The Christian system answers the most panging questions of man.
Here is a promise. If you want to know the creator of the universe all you need do is seek Him with sincerity and you will find him. (Matthew 7:7).
God has revealed Himself to us.
God has revealed Himself in nature. The universe is a complex and measurable system. It is vanity that keeps a person from seeing God in the essence of creation. (Romans 1:20)
God has revealed Himself in our conscience. If we still ourselves in search of God and in relationship with him our hearts speak His truth. (Romans 2:15)
God has revealed Himself with words. (John 1:1-5) We as humans were given language. Words are what we use to think and to communicate with others. Would not the God of the universe give us words so we may know Him? He gave us a consistent message over thousands of years through forty different men. The combination of these messages forms the Bible. From page one it is a true story about your life, your choices, your struggles, your options and your future. In tandem, it is the story of Jesus from the first words of Genesis to the last words of Revelation. The Bible is about you and God.
God has revealed Himself in person.(John 1:1-5) He gave us a living example in the person of Jesus and showed us how to live our lives. Further, he redeemed creation back to Himself through Jesus and His death. He revealed Himself the only God in His resurrection.
This Easter He is calling you to put your faith in Jesus. (Romans 10:9-10) He is offering an eternity in His physical presence: living, working, laughing, eating, and playing and in relationship with Him and others for eternity. He issues warnings as well. The time is short and Jesus is the only answer to sin in the universe. (Matthew 25) (Thessalonians 1) (Psalms 145:20)
Faith in Christ does not eliminate the difficulties of this life. Faith in Christ opens your heart and mind to the reality of God in your life and prepares you for eternity.
There is only one way to God. The unpopularity of this statement doesn’t change its truth.
If I were able to make the universe the way I wanted it, I would never have created the Christian system.
But since it is ludicrous to think that we can create the universe, it would be ludicrous that we could design the path to God. God has designed both, and as is with science is with faith, there are facts that we come to know.
Jesus said, “no one comes to the father but by me.” Simple truth, that if accepted and lived can save a person from eternal separation from the God of the universe. (Acts 16:31)
I enjoy dialogue and debate. I enjoy thinking about how truth comes to bear on all things. This is only made possible by absolutes.
I did not create the Christian system, but it is the absolute universal to every particular in your life.
This Easter, for the sake of you and your family, look to Jesus and believe.