Why does Jesus Christ matter to the world?

As we quickly approach Easter–the celebration of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ–it’s important to discuss why Jesus, not only matters to Christians, but the world.

Whether you believe in God or not, He is your Creator. He created you in His image and according to His likeness. He formed your inward parts and covered you in your mother’s womb. You are fearfully and wonderfully made by the majestic and intelligent God of the universe.

God is love. He is holy. He is righteous in all of His ways and gracious in all of His works. He is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent. He has all infinite wisdom, knowledge, and understanding.

He is the Creator, and we are the created.

Therefore, He is the only One who has the power, authority, and wisdom to set the standards for His creation.

However, He does not force us to choose Him and His way. He gives us the gift of freewill. This freewill was exercised by the first humans, Adam and Eve, that God created.

God placed them in the Garden of Eden and told them that they could eat of every tree except from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. He warned them that the day in which they ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, they would die. (God spoke of a physical and spiritual death).

After being deceived by the serpent, the devil, Eve ate from the tree and gave some to Adam and he ate as well.

As God warned, sin and death entered the world and spread to all who would be birthed into the world after Adam and Eve. Originally created to be in a loving relationship and continuous fellowship with God, Adam and Eve were banished from the Garden of Eden and cast out of God’s presence because of their sin.

Adam and Eve’s sin made them enemies of God. Our sin has made us enemies of God. Scripture tells us that we are children of wrath and members of the domain of darkness–deserving of eternal death and condemnation.

But GOD!

God, in His love for the world, had a plan to redeem and save mankind. That plan was sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to earth to die on the cross for the sins of all of mankind.

Jesus was judged for the sins of the world. He died the death we all deserve to die. He laid down His life so we can live.

All who believe in Him (Romans 10:9-10) will receive redemption, forgiveness of their sins. They will pass from death to life. They will receive eternal salvation.

No matter if you believe in God or not, one day you will stand before His Son Jesus Christ to be judged. In that day, the only thing that will matter is your faith in Jesus Christ. Did you believe in Him and receive His payment for your sin or will you be judged for your sin and have to pay the wages for it: eternal death and condemnation?

Today is the day you decide. So, what will it be?

Be encouraged! You are loved! ❤️

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