for the record

Dec 14, 2008 by

after my last blog entry, i just have to add for the record that if you don’t know Jesus, i still really love you. it’s not about who’s “in the club” or any of that silly nonsense. everyone is entitled to their own beliefs…i just so happen to know that Jesus is truth.

and it is still ironic to me if you celebrate christmas and not Christ :)

if you’re curious about Jesus, however, i really think that you ought to read “The Case for Christ” by Lee Strobel. he was a journalist who was curious to get to the bottom of the whole Jesus thing. this is what writes about the book:

The Project: Determine if there’s credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God.

The Reporter: Lee Strobel, educated at Yale Law School, award-winning former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune—with a background of atheism.

The Experts: A dozen scholars, with doctorates from Cambridge, Princeton, Brandeis, and other top-flight institutions, who are recognized authorities on Jesus.

The Story: Retracing his own spiritual journey, Strobel cross-examines the experts with tough, point-blank questions: How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence exist for Jesus outside the Bible? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual historical event? . . .

The Case for Christ records Lee Strobel’s attempt to “determine if there’s credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God.” The book consists primarily of interviews between Strobel (a former legal editor at the Chicago Tribune) and biblical scholars such as Bruce Metzger. Each interview is based on a simple question, concerning historical evidence (for example, “Can the Biographies of Jesus Be Trusted?”), scientific evidence, (“Does Archaeology Confirm or Contradict Jesus’ Biographies?”), and “psychiatric evidence” (“Was Jesus Crazy When He Claimed to Be the Son of God?”). Together, these interviews compose a case brief defending Jesus’ divinity, and urging readers to reach a verdict of their own.

basically, i just wanted to put it out there that i believe Jesus was who he said he was. and if you don’t, i’m certainly okay with that, but i would encourage you to do some research and come to your own conclusion. jesus offers hope, peace, and eternity. without works. just by grace. it’s madness!

c’mon. get in on the madness.

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