Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Jesus There Just Something About That Name!

I was spending time with my grandson Alaka'i this morning and we decided to watch the movie Soul Surfer.  It is a "Christian" movie but I only heard the name Jesus mentioned once or twice if that. When Dennis Quaid, the guy who played Tom Hamilton her father was reading the Bible in the hospital they changed the scripture.  He was reading Philippians 4:13 which says:  I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.  They took Christ out and replaced it with Him.  I had watched Bethany as she was interviewed by my Pastor Waxer Tipton when the movie was released and the real Bethany Hamilton mentioned Jesus over and over in the interview and how He is the center of her life.  How she would have never made it through this ordeal had Jesus Christ not been the center of her life.  By not mentioning Jesus and His importance to Bethany is like making the movie Soul Surfer and then have no surfing in the film.

 So I decided to do some research. As a Christian, there is no other name I depend on for my eternal life other then Jesus Christ.  The Word Christian means follower of Christ.  He is the Savior of the world and the only way we can get to heaven.  Jesus tells us in His Word:
6 Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. ” John 14:6
 So why I ask myself do people get so very upset at the mention of the name of Jesus?  Jesus who came to earth and became a man and died a very brutal and humiliating death on the cross for our sin. Jesus who arose from the dead three days later.  Jesus who saves our souls, heals the sick and raises the dead. At the very mention of the name of Jesus sin hardened hearts melt.  Jesus, who meets all of our needs if we allow Him to. Jesus who will calm all the storms in your life.  Jesus who is love in the most purest form.   So why are people so afraid of Jesus?

 I have to believe it is because of rebellion.  The world doesn't want anyone telling them how to live their life.  They do not want to be held accountable for their actions. They do not want to answer to God. They want to do as they please. They are legalizing abominations by allowing homosexuals to marry, they allow women to murder millions of innocent babies every year through legalized abortion.  Pleasure is the religion of the world right now and they are removing Jesus from everything.  You cannot mention the name of Jesus in school, you cannot say Merry Christmas even though the reason for the holiday is the birth of Jesus Christ. I believe there is a deliberate effort in the world today to  discredit Christians while at the same time attempting to promote "religious ideas".  They are not afraid of religion they are afraid of Jesus Christ.  The very ones that are protesters of intolerance are the ones that are intolerant of Pro Family Christians.  The media is completely biased against Christians and Christianity.  Look at how they mocked Jesus and Tim Tebow on Saturday Night Live.  Then they say it is all in good fun.  When a class of people are constantly attacked in the television, movies, newspapers, magazines and on the Internet the general public will begin to think less of this group of people.  I believe the persecution of the Christians is begining right before our eyes.

I take comfort in the fact that Jesus will be coming for His bride very soon.  We will escape the wrath that God will unleash on this world during the Great Tribulation.  After that we will all stand before the throne of God and Jesus will be at the right hand of the Father and every voice of Adam's race will rise in one mighty chorus to proclaim the name of Jesus!!! For in that day every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord!

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