A Testimony of Jesus 4 : Jesus and His Disciples (Harvesting Fields 1)
I only know of one personality in history that has ever said, "I AM born to die for you"; but not just for you alone, but for the whole world? Generally, men just take from each other by bullying, stealing, killing, and destroying! So, when someone appears on the scene that declares, "I AM born to die for you," one would think that such an herald would get everybody's attention, or at least make them curious! Wow! Here is someone, I did not know, that says their life's ambition is to die for me! I do not know what anyone else question(s) would be, but mine is, "What gives; Why do you think I need someone to die for me; and more importantly, Why are you volunteering?" The Apostle Paul answered the question(s) this way: For when we were yet without strength (had no part with, and was offense to God), in due time Christ (Jesus) died for the ungodly (Rom 3:23 [For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God]; and Rom 5:12 [Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin: and so death passed upon all men, for/ because that all have sinned; and if not redeemed, shall be eternally lost). For scarcely (unlikely) for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure (or, let us suppose) for a good man some would even dare (have courage enough) to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet (neither righteous, nor good; but) sinners, Christ (Jesus) died for us. Now, every other so called, "spiritual head/ power/ deity" I ever heard of in the world demands something of their fellow beings: and the demand could be anything from some spiritual level you must attain on your part through human effort, the giving of something you possess; to something you must make others do, and/ or "die for the cause"! In others words all of the effort and risk is on your shoulders, or on your part; and none of the risk is on the "spiritual power." Is not this so? Think of all the religions around the world! Consequently many, many people are eternally destroyed for a lack of knowledge; as they chose wrong commitments parading as God. But this is not the case with the God of Creation; the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. He has taken all of the risk "and death" upon His shoulders, and your part is to "only believe."
- Paperback | 186 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 10.67mm | 340.19g
- 08 Jun 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Jimmie Jennings
The Author (Jimmie Jennings) grew up in South Carolina, and served in the US Military. His Education includes a degree in Electrical Engineering; his professional Experiences have been in the fields of Engineering and Computer Science for the Defense and Aerospace Industry, before retiring in 2011. A history buff and dedicated student of the Bible for many years, he has committed to following after God our Creator according to the Gospel and salvation that is the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the Son of God sent from heaven. He has a deep desire to share with whoever will listen, his understanding and revelation gained from studying the Word of God, and being lead of the Holy Spirit.