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Spiritual Adventure Pack #6

Hi.

Once I realized that the evidence was pointing to God's existence, my next question was...which God?

In this series, I want to steer clear from taking shots at other religions. So let me just say, my search was for objective evidence in what God has revealed about himself.

Everything up till now seemed to show that God wants us to have sound reasons we can point to, leading us to believe in him.

When it comes to Jesus, there are a wealth of historical and logical reasons to believe in him, that are unmatched by anyone or any belief system.

I'd like to focus on that evidence about Jesus, but first let me clear up some points of confusion.

Jesus did not come about 2,000 years ago. He wasn't a man who became God. He was God who became man.

Here's what I mean. There is only one God. Yet, at the very beginning of the Bible, you see God described in the plural pronoun: "Then God said, 'Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.'"

Jesus is spoken about throughout the Old Testament (the Jewish Bible), referred to as the Christ, the Messiah, Redeemer.

In Handel's "Messiah" sung at Christmas, Handel quotes from the book of Isaiah, written 700 years before Jesus, which says this:

"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given...and his name shall be called, 'Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.'"

I don't expect that will convince you of anything. I'm only mentioning it so you realize that Jesus was not a new religion, one of many.

In fact, Jesus was not wanting to set up any religion. He claimed something much greater than that.

John was a close friend of Jesus. He hung out with Jesus for several years. John wrote a biography of Jesus and in it said this about Jesus, "[He] was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him."

Why would John say such a thing? Because Jesus said it of himself, and gave proofs to support it.

Here are some of the reasons to believe in Jesus:
https://www.everystudent.com/features/faith.html

Next and last email...what God is specifically offering you, and how you can begin to know him, personally.

We're almost done. As you're going through this, I hope you'll take a minute and ask God directly, "Show me what's true about you."

He will answer that.


Marilyn Adamson
director of EveryStudent.com

p.s. Don't quite get Jesus and the Father as both God, yet only one God? This might help:
https://www.everystudent.com/forum/trinity.html

And, if you'd like a fast read of John's biography on the life of Jesus? This is a little unorthodox, but I've pulled excerpts, to give you the highlights. Here you go:
https://www.everystudent.com/wires/whowas.html

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