“…grace and truth came through Jesus Christ” It is true. What we are about to read in the New Testament is true, and it is up to us to decide whether we are going to be believe what the Bible says is true.
I started thinking about this, and I asked myself a couple of questions. Is it important that the Bible is true? Is it important that the account of Jesus’ life in the gospels is true? Why is it important if it’s true or not?
And something occurred to me…
The worst thing that could happen, is that it becomes something that doesn’t matter.
Whether the story of Jesus is true or not is of all importance. If Jesus is truly the Son of God, and all the stories we’re about to read about Him are true, then we all have a decision to make. Down the years, Jesus has been simply dismissed as a good teacher, or a good man, or a prophet. He said He was God.
That means there’s a decision to be made.
Whether this is the first time you’ve read the gospels, or it’s the umpteenth time, ask yourself…is what I’m reading true? Did Jesus do these things? Did he say these things? Is He who He claims to be? Is it all true?
That question is of ALL importance.
CS Lewis put it best…
“Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.”
I urge you to ask this question seriously as we journey through Jesus’ life and beyond.