“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
“As of 2010, Christianity was by far the world’s largest religion, with an estimated 2.2 billion adherents, nearly a third (31 percent) of all 6.9 billion people on Earth,” (source: npr.org)
Who was He? Who is He to you? Why is He important? All questions that if seriously pursued and considered will bring about many more questions. We know lots about Him and His teaching is all over the globe, even though He died over 2,000 years ago, He’s still very alive today.
Although many know His name and bits and bobs about his teaching, many don’t fully consider the meaning of it all and really dive into the meat of His life and what He did.
He showed us what it means to live.
After it all fades, when the curtains draw and the music stops. When the buildings rot away and we return to the dust we came from, what does it all mean? What is the point? Why do we put off this kind of thinking to tomorrow, what are we scared of?
I can assure you that human interaction and genuine love are the only reasons why we’re alive right now. Without other people, there wouldn’t be a point at all. There is much speculation about why we’re here and what it all means. The bible gives an easy description, that we’re all here for the focus of Christ Jesus, we’re His and always were.
“For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.” (Colossians 1:16)
I think God made man because He wanted a friend.
Though Jesus made it clear we must have faith in Him to join Him in resurrecting, we also are all very different and see things from different points of view. It is up to us as individuals to work out these questions and formulate our own opinions as well as our own walk with God. There isn’t anyone but you that will stand before God on your behalf. The bible states that each one of us will be held accountable for every word and action we take while we’re here.
Paul said it like this when we was writing to the church in Phillipi:
“Therefore my dear friends, as you have always obeyed— not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence— continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill His good purpose.” (Phil 2:12-13)
There isn’t a step-by-step guide on how to live your life as a Christian but prayer and studying the life of Jesus our Lord will guide you in the right direction.