The religious world calls today “Good Friday”.
“Good Friday” is a man-made tradition, a religious observance not found in the Bible.
This morning my husband and I were remembering a “Good Friday” many years ago, before we were born again. We were Roman Catholics at that time, and we went into Manhattan with a Catholic group to participate in a “Good Friday” procession around the city. We were given a piece of paper on which was written a chant that we were to repeat as we followed, in procession, a young man carrying a large cross around New York City. At one point in our walk, a man looked our way and proclaimed in a loud voice … “He’s Alive!”. The man said it in a good way, he wasn’t harsh or anything like that, but we didn’t “get it” … didn’t “get” what he was trying to tell us. After we were born again it all became so clear. So I write this post hoping it will make someone think about the words of Jesus, who told one and all when he walked this earth… “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. He is still telling one and all the same thing today, … if you have ears hear.
If Jesus walked the earth today, like He did over two thousand years ago, would you listen to what He had to say? Would you be one of His followers today?
There was a time in my life when I was an unbeliever, yet you would hear me say “I believe in Jesus.” I was deceived. I had very little knowledge of the things that Jesus said. What exactly was I believing if I didn’t know the Word of God? I can tell you. I was believing “man made” teachings, and doctrines of devils. Sometimes I think it’s easier to win a Muslim or a Jewish person over to Christ, than someone who thinks they already know Jesus. Jesus and Scripture cannot be separated. We are deceived if we say we believe in Jesus, yet have no interest in the Bible and the things that Jesus said.
John 8:31-32 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
We have videos of various television broadcasts on the internet, and sometimes written transcripts of those broadcasts are also made available to us so that we can read what was said. Now think about this, we don’t have to wonder about what Jesus actually said. We have His words recorded and preserved for us in the Bible. We can go to the Bible and find a true record of what transpired when Jesus walked this earth. We can go to the Bible and find out what Jesus really said. That’s amazing! Why should we depend on possibly false second hand information when we can go right to the Bible and read for ourselves what Jesus really said.
Luke 1:1-4 Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us, Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word; It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus, That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.
Today, you and I, like those who lived over two thousand years ago, will make the most important decision that we will ever make. We will make a choice to believe the words of Jesus, or we will make a choice not to believe His words. Our choice will determine our eternal destiny, for only Jesus has the words of eternal life.
John 6:68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
If Jesus walked the earth today, like He did two thousand years ago, would you listen to what He had to say? Would you be one of His followers today?
Acts 28:24 And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not.
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