Artist's View

There is a tremendous effort today to remove the mention of the name Jesus from any public discourse, whether in the public school, political officials, or the press.  Why in all of history is this name being banished and those who reverence it being labeled intolerant extremists?  On the other hand it is the only name in history being used as a curse word and publicly accepted as such.  Who is this Jesus?

"Who is this Jesus?" one may ask.  The Bible calls him "Son of God."  Isaiah predicted his birth..."Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Emmanuel (God with us)."  Isaiah 7:14  "€œFor God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."€  John 3:16  As a son he has all the characteristics of his Father God.  He is holy, he is love, he is truth.  "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."€ John 14:6

The Bible calls him the creator.  "For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they are thrones, or dominions or principalities or powers: all things were created by him, and for him."  Colossians 1:16  "€œThou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created."€  Revelation 4:11  As creator he has control over his creation and demonstrated it by calming the sea, Matthew 8:26, and by walking on the water.  Matthew 14:26

The Bible calls him Savior.  "€œAnd we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world."€  I John 4:14  The Savior for a world that is doomed by the sin that mankind chose to live in.  As Savior his death paid the penalty for the sins of mankind.  "Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity."  Titus 3:14

The Bible calls him risen Lord.  "For to this end Christ died and rose and lived again, that he might be Lord of both the dead and the living."€  Romans 14:9  He conquered death to pave the way for all mankind to have eternal life with him.  "€œthese things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life."€  I John 5:13

The Bible calls him judge.  "And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is he who was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead."  Acts 10:24  Those who believe in him receive eternal life, John 3:16, but those who reject him are condemned to hell.  John 3:18

Now that you have read this far, you will be judged by whether or not you choose now to believe.  Simply confess to him that you want to be saved from your sins and believe in Jesus as your Savior.  Should you choose now not to do this, you will remain in your condemnation.  "€œHe that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life; and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him."€  John 3:36 "€œNeither is there salvation in any other; for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."€ Acts 4:12

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