Who Is Jesus?

by Chuck Hetzler

We’re nearing Good Friday and Easter Sunday. These national holidays bring reminders of Jesus of Nazareth and draw public attention to reconsider our Lord and Savior.

Perhaps you’ve noticed more programming on TV about Him. Documentaries and motion pictures explore the intriguing life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Of course, not everyone believes His followers’ accounts of what happened (i.e., the New Testament).

Faith and skepticism will always remain until Jesus returns to Earth for all to see. Until then, everyone will come to his own conclusion, even if to their own harm. If you get the chance to interact with anyone who is weighing the evidence surrounding Jesus, the words of C.S. Lewis from his book Mere Christianity may be of help.

“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”

There is nothing better than falling at His feet and finding that He is Lord, and not just any uncaring Master. He sacrificed Himself so that we can gain His everlasting life, starting right here and now. May this season be one of new life for many because of the One who died and rose for us.

2017-03-31T12:53:22+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Fire and Flame|

About the Author:

Chuck Hetzler is Senior Pastor of the first church in his hometown of Quincy, IL – First Union Congregational Church. His passion is to seek God with others to see God’s Spirit move in historic ways today. He is blessed with a beautiful, happy family in his wife and four children.