Friday, 26 March 2010

Why follow Jesus?


There are lots of good reasons to follow Jesus but the best one by far is that he really was telling the truth: He's God (John 1:18, John 14:7) and he's our only way to actually know God personally (John 14:6) and experience God's love and forgiveness (1 Peter 3:18, 1 Timothy 1:14-15). 

If you're not convinced, please don't write it off before you've looked into the evidence for yourself.  It's much better to make your decision about it based on the facts rather than anything else.  And if it is true then it's actually a matter of life and death so it's kind of important!  The following links should help get you started and you can always ask me questions directly if you like.

If we're going to follow Jesus, we need to know the truth about him.  The primary source of information about Jesus is the gospels but are they reliable historical accounts or made up rubbish?  If they're made up rubbish, Christianity falls at the first hurdle.  This blog explores the validity of the gospel accounts we have in our Bibles.

Christianity hinges on the resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:14).  If Jesus is just another dead guy then he was either deluded or a liar.  Either way, not worth following.  But if it's true that he rose from the dead, that changes everything!  This blog looks at the evidence.

So what's it all about anyway?  This website has an excellent explanation of what's so good about the good news of Jesus in 6 straight-forward points.

What next?
Email me and let me know how you get on.  I'd be happy to be of any help I can!  Or for further exploration of the evidence for Jesus try uncover.org.uk.