why believe in jesus
Last week someone asked me why I believed in & followed Jesus & I want to use this email to share with you the "readers digest version" of my answer. 1) In John 6.68 Jesus starts to get a little too radical & people begin leaving so He turns & asks Simon Peter if he would like to leave also & his response is: "Lord, where else should we go? You alone have the words of eternal life. We have believed & have come to know that you are the Christ, the son of the living God." I believe that life, health, forgiveness & wholeness (in this life & the life to come) is found in Jesus & in Jesus alone. 2) I firmly believe the evidence we have (testimony, history & especially scripture) concerning what he taught & did to be incredibly reliable & 3) I believe following His teaching is the very best way we as humans can live life. Jesus did so many things but one of the main things he did was to show us a new way to live, a way of life rooted in love, mercy, forgiveness, peace, generosity...if only the world (not to mention the church) would listen & follow.