Five years ago I posted on the essence of Christianity – It’s ALL About JESUS!
Many people in America today look to Jesus as just a wonderful moral example that we should try to follow. He certainly provides a picture of integrity, selflessness and humility. But He didn’t claim to only be a moral example; He claimed to be the only way to the Father. N.T. Wright notes,
Christianity isn’t about Jesus offering a wonderful moral example, as though our principal need was to see what a life of utter love and devotion to God and to other people would look like, so we could try to copy it. If that had been Jesus’s main purpose, we could certainly say it had some effect. Some people’s lives really have been changed simply by contemplating and imitating the example of Jesus. But observing Jesus’s example could equally well simply make a person depressed. Watching Richter play the piano or Tiger Woods hit a golf ball doesn’t inspire me to go out and copy them. It makes me realize that I can’t come close and never will.
Jesus is God! He died on the cross to pay the penalty of our sins. He rose again on Easter! By conquering sin and death, He provides access to God to all who believe in Him.
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