this was my morning reading ... thought i'd share before i head off to the salt mines in the park! blessings on your day!
Why He’s So Special
READ: John 1:1-14
I and My Father are one. —John 10:30
Some pretty good people have founded religions over the centuries. One religious leader spent a good portion of his life trying to find truth—an admirable quest.
Another religious leader was a teacher and a civil servant who drew up an honor code for his people—a respectable venture.
No matter how good any originators of world religions may have been, they cannot in any way compare with the founder of Christianity. The major reason is simply this: They are all in the category of “good men,” while Jesus is in a category by Himself—the God-man.
Jesus alone is Immanuel (God with us; Matthew 1:23), the Living Word (John 1:14), the Savior (Luke 2:11), and the Messiah (John 1:41). Only Jesus could truthfully assert His equality with His heavenly Father. “I and my Father are one,” He said (John 10:30). Only Jesus’ words are divine. His life was the only perfect one. Only Jesus’ death and resurrection provide life everlasting.
Jesus is unique in all the world. He alone is worthy of our worship, adoration, and awe. He alone is the perfect Man. The divine One. The provider of salvation. Don’t settle for anything—or anyone—less.
Not all roads lead to God,
As many people claim;
There’s only one true way
—Christ Jesus is His name.
Only Jesus can erase mankind’s guilt.