Faith in God guides us in life, encourages living through hardships and lets us share moments of true happiness. I am thankful that in Fresno Pacific University I started to discover more things about Christianity. I also started to attend church on Sundays and strengthened my believes in God and Jesus. I truly enjoy living around people who share the common opinions, and those have been great times to learn more about myself and the world through the teachings of Bible.
If you believe in God, you should also believe in Jesus. Jesus once said, “I and the Father are one” (John 10:30). He was a Savior sent from the heavens in order to die for our sins. It is only through Jesus that we can find a way to God. Christ was sent to us in the specific time, because then the situation with faith was getting worse and people didn’t leave according to the scriptures. God’s love to humanity is so strong that He gave His only son to serve us.
Bible has many cross references to the life of Jesus, it predicted his death and resurrection and there are also some sayings that Jesus will appear again in the future. Jesus was born in a family of Joseph and Mary. The virgin became pregnant and gave birth to a son, and they named Him Immanuel, which is translated ‘God is with us.’(Matthew 1:23)
For historians, it is a proven fact that about 2000 years ago Jesus walked on the earth. There are many written evidence of healing and wonders that He performed. Jesus called himself a Son of Man more often than a Son of God. As for a human being, he knows what is hunger (Matthew 4:2) and physical exhaustion. Besides, Jesus also had the ability to sin, but he rebuked the thought with the Bible.
God sent us His Messiah to walk and live the human life and bear the punishment for our sins. It is a demonstration of love from God and also a reminder to start living more faithfully. Jesus had the ability to forgive sins, control the natural powers and heal people. Only God can have such abilities, and it is an argument towards a heavenly origin of Jesus Christ.
All His life Christ was preaching the word of God, teaching how to become Christian and experience a fulfilling life. As the Lamb of God, His body was crucified by Romans; however, the main reason was to bear the responsibility for anger, wars, lust, pride that filled the world at that time. Messiah knew. He would be resurrected, so on the third day He has risen and continued living faithful life with His disciples.
Knowing Jesus is essential for getting to know God and to find the faith. Jesus was a Savior, a Son, a Messiah send to us by God to show that He cares about us. The story of Christ is inspiring and it has influenced many people. For me Jesus is the Lord and God Almighty, in front of whom we should repent and ask to forgive our sins. We should accept a free gift of eternal life through living peacefully and with faith, and then we will be saved. Besides Biblical teachings, I have also a strong feeling inside that once we accomplish inner harmony and do not commit sins, our lives will be more wonderful. God fills souls with the purpose and desire to live, so we must let the Lord to become a part of our lives.