Philosophers, good people, wise instructors have always existed, and there is also a great deal of them today. The important point about Jesus: He did not come as a good person, who gave us some good ideas for peaceful relationships. Jesus would not have had to come if it was only to tell us that we should strive to live a good life. Wisdom instructors and philosophers also tell us this. Many seeming Christians remain at the sermon on the mount and miss the all-important point, why Jesus became man and came to us.
Righteous before God only through Jesus
The crux of the matter regarding Jesus: He is the Son of God (Son meaning “of the same kind”). From Him we receive divine insights. Jesus gives us first-hand information. And: Jesus offers us eternal and complete reconciliation through Him with God. This cannot be a wisdom teacher or a philosopher.
Jesus is the Word of God: “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14; NIV)
Jesus holds all creation together
We can learn about the meaning and significance of Christ in creation here: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:1-5; NIV)
Looking at the meaning of Jesus, and then thinking that many religious people think that the sacrifice of the majestic Jesus is not great enough, they would have to sacrifice themselves by sacrificing food, holiday rituals, or clothing exteriors… What a blatant arrogance and disregard for the work of Jesus.
The Son of God has become man for you, and has taken upon Himself all the accusation and all the punishment that you deserved. There is no more sacrifice. More sacrifices are not necessary. This is why we learn, “so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.” (Hebrews 9:28; NIV) The second time is when Jesus brings us into the safe heaven at the moment of the rapture, and we receive the new and everlasting body, which is fit for our lives in eternity.
Become aware of your immaculate, blameless, holy identity (Colossians 1:22) as a beloved daughter or as a beloved son of God.
Oh help me, we say, help me that I sin less and less. Help me, that I am ever more immovable in your glorious light, and enjoy your happy presence. What a God you are! Nothing and no one is like You. And I love You. What a joy! Hallelujah!