No. Christianity is not a religion. Then what is it? It is all of this:
- Christianity is freedom from religion.
- Christianity is the state of restored fellowship between God and Man. The fellowship was broken in the Garden of Eden by Adam and Eve sinning, but was restored by Jesus Christ when he died on the Cross 2,000 years ago to bear the penalty of our sins and to pay the price for our forgiveness.
- Christianity is something other than a lifestyle, because even the hippie style is a lifestyle, but God does not approve of it.
- To be Christian means to be a Christ-ian. So those who follow this faith or path should try to obey the commandments given by Jesus Christ. He said that “Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.” (John 14:21, ESV) So if you follow or want to follow Christianity, then the benchmarks have already been set by Jesus’ words. It is not easy, but he makes materialization of victory possible, no matter how difficult your situation – if you choose to elicit his help and obey him.
- Christianity is experiential. You cannot look at it from the outside and make conclusions. Once you repent of your sins, believe in Jesus’ incarnation, death and resurrection for you, and accept him as your exclusive Saviour and Lord, life becomes different. Then you won’t need to read this blog post again. You will be equipped to write it with your life.
If you have already made Jesus the centre of your life, then keep reading this blog and explore the earlier 100+ posts. If you have not yet made Jesus the centre of your life, first read this post and then read this post.
Have you solved the Crossword Puzzle yet?
Read the following statements carefully:
- The most difficult puzzle in the world to solve is the crossword.
- The easiest puzzle in the world to solve is the crossword.
Why? Read on…
Jesus Christ says in the Bible, addressing God the Father:
“I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children;” – Matthew 11:25 (ESV)
Are you a born again Christian? Then you have pretty much solved the crossword puzzle. If you are not a born again Christian yet, first go here.
Crossword puzzle solved in 2 steps:
- Cross = Our hope is found only in Jesus Christ and him crucified and risen. He is now our defence counsellor.
- Word = Once born again (saved), the quality or richness of our life is directly dependent on the extent to which we allow the Word of God – the Bible – to have the right of way in our lives. The Word is also our weapon of offensive warfare – our line of attack on the Enemy camp.
It’s a tragedy that often, educated, learned intellectuals who demystify complex theories, miss the simplicity of God’s plan for their salvation. On the other hand, simple-minded poor, illiterate people, often solve this mystery, with God’s help, because they have created room in their hearts for Him.
What do you think? Share your view below. And share the solution to this crossword puzzle on your social networks. God bless you.
Jesus is Lord – My Old Blogger Blog
After a delay of maybe a few years, I have finally managed to migrate my Blogger blog Jesus is Lord to the WordPress platform using Bluehost as my hosting and domain name provider. All the posts that you see before this one, in reverse chronological order, have been imported from the old blog.
I do not intend to change the focus of my blog, however. The primary aim of this blog in terms of content covered, is to strengthen Christians in their walk in the Lord Jesus Christ while myself being strengthened too. The secondary (but more important) aim is to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people who have not yet accepted Jesus as their exclusive Lord and Saviour, repenting of their sins.
God has given me quite a few topics to write. I am guilty of not creating time to write on these. This renewed blog – now titled ‘Jesus Blog’ – is my attempt to make amends. Maybe it is my repentance in action, of which you, as a reader, are my witness.
I had included an image with credits before almost every post on my Blogger blog. I removed the images and credits as I wanted to move the blog over to WordPress. And I did not want to take any chances of being accused of stealing images, though I did give credit in terms of including a link to the main site. As for this blog, I will try to include images where possible – either by clicking them myself and/or signing up with an image repository service. I may even include other media to make your experience better-rounded. Feel free to chip-in with your suggestions in the Comments section.
Here’s formally welcoming you to my relocated blog – the Jesus Blog!