Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Why do people have such a problem with Christ Jesus? You have a very modernized friend and sit down, try to explain the Gospel to him. He reacts uneasily and nods at every word you speak, but he desperately tries to avoid the subject. Your friend, it seems, does not seem interested in the Gospel at all but acknowledges that Christ truly was a great teacher.

Another day and you try to explain the Gospel to a Muslim friend. He is very excited about it but stands up and starts to say that Jesus was indeed a great prophet. But he gives you a hint that he has a better understanding of these things than you yourself.

The thing is that in today's world of career opportunities, reputation, successes, and prosperity (that is the goal of the masses); people are not interested in Jesus. Why? The modernized person will not accept Jesus because he has far too many promotions and business reputation at stake. The Muslim will dare not touch the Gospel because of fear of his community. The Hindu has somewhat the same feeling.

In a world of aggression, shrewdness and competitiveness, Jesus has no place. The Christ came to this world two thousand years ago and preached the brotherhood of man. He preached forgiveness, compassion, salvation and above all "LOVE." The Lord was of humility unlike the world.

Another thing could be that once a person has accepted Jesus then that person has to set God’s will above all things in his/her life. Remember Jesus said “LET THE DEAD BURY THEIR OWN DEAD” and to “TAKE THE CROSS AND FOLLOW HIM.”

And above all these words “No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6)

1 comment:

  1. The main reason Jesus was rejected in his own time was that many of the leaders at that time were in fear of losing their power.

    There are a lot of people in power today that are going to put the pressure on those who follow Jesus today for the same reasons. This is something worth thinking about.