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Does faith in Jesus Christ matter?

Friday 22 November 2013 | Published in Church Talk

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Does faith in the Lord Jesus Christ really matter anyway? Let me pose another question that may bring a better focal point: “What makes Jesus Christ the most unique figure in history?” Was it because of his teachings, his miracles, the devotion of his followers, his sacrifice and the outrageous claims that baffled his listeners? Certainly, he was not the first to have disciples of His own, nor was He the first teacher to use parables or to die an ignominious death such as death on the cross, or to make many startling claims either! Emperors were worshipped as gods, heroes were called sons of god, Alexander the great claimed to be the son of Zeus, and Julius Caesar had similar sentiments of being divine.

Does faith in the Lord Jesus Christ really matter anyway? Let me pose another question that may bring a better focal point: “What makes Jesus Christ the most unique figure in history?” Was it because of his teachings, his miracles, the devotion of his followers, his sacrifice and the outrageous claims that baffled his listeners? Certainly, he was not the first to have disciples of His own, nor was He the first teacher to use parables or to die an ignominious death such as death on the cross, or to make many startling claims either! Emperors were worshipped as gods, heroes were called sons of god, Alexander the great claimed to be the son of Zeus, and Julius Caesar had similar sentiments of being divine.


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