DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: I believe in God, but I’m confused about Jesus. Why is he so important? I know he was a great man, but why is he different from any other great person who ever lived? — N.L.
DEAR N.L.: Jesus Christ was different from every other person who ever lived (no matter how famous or obscure they were) for one reason: He was God in human flesh.
It’s important to understand exactly what this means. Jesus wasn’t just a godly person with great spiritual insights, nor was he only a great moral and spiritual teacher. He was more than these, because he was both fully human and fully divine (which is why he was called the Son of God). Think of it: God became a man, and that man was Jesus Christ. As the Bible says, “God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him” (Colossians 1:19).
Why did Jesus Christ come into the world? In a few days Christians all over the world will pause to remember Jesus’ death on the cross and will also celebrate his resurrection from the dead. And those two events — his death and his resurrection — point to the reason he came into the world. By his death, he became the final sacrifice for our sins, and by his resurrection, he conquered death and hell for us.
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May this Easter season be the beginning of a new life for you — a life centered in Jesus Christ. God loves you. He loves you so much that he sent Christ into the world to give his life for your salvation. By faith, commit your life to him today. The Bible says, “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).
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