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CHRISTIANITY

Leslie M. John

Christianity is not a religion, but it is a relationship with Eternal God. He is living God.

WHY I AM CHRISTIAN– PART I

Leslie M. John

It was my belief that in the beginning there was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us that recognizes me that I belong to the true God. It is my belief that Lord Jesus Christ relinquished His glory that He had with the Father and incarnated in flesh and came down to this earth in the form of a servant and in the likeness of man. I have acknowledged by my mouth that Jesus as my Lord and believed in my heart that God raised Him from the dead on the third day, and that is the reason why I am Christian.

It is true that I was born in Christian family and was raised as Christian and was taught about Christianity from my childhood; however, it is my conviction that led me to believe that Jesus Christ is the true God and there is no salvation except by Him.

After having led as Christian for many years I was curious to know why I consider Christianity as the true relationship with God, and how Lord Jesus Christ so personal to me. When I sought the Truth of the knowledge of God, in other religions they appeared to me so shallow that there is no hope for the future.

Apostle Paul asked the audience during the early days of proclamation of Gospel of Lord Jesus Christ as to why the rulers have laid great yoke on the people to believe that salvation is by not only faith but man has to contribute his part in securing salvation. In other words, the efficacy of the blood of Lord Jesus Christ shed for the sins of men fell short of the requirement to provide salvation mankind which is not true. The substitutionary death of Lord Jesus Christ was a perfect sacrifice fulfilled in all respects and the requirements of Old Testament laws.

The proclamation of Gospel of Jesus Christ began in the first century after the resurrection of Lord Jesus Christ into heaven after appearing for forty days before many witnesses not only as recorded in the Holy Bible but also in the writings of the Jewish Historian Flavius Joseph[1].

“Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?” (Acts 15:10)

Apostle Peter rose up in the council at Jerusalem to ask a question as to why a great burden was being laid on men to believe God that certain rituals need to be observed to receive salvation. This situation occurred when some obstructionists entered into Christianity and said mere faith in Jesus was not enough to be saved but circumcision was necessary.

It was a time in the first century AD when Gospel of Jesus Christ was being proclaimed with great vigor, first in Jerusalem, and then in Judea and Samaria, and then in the uttermost parts of the world.

[1] Flavius Joseph Antiques Book XVIII Chapter 3 Para 3

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