I recently had a conversation with a young man in his twenties who grew up extremely religious. He had lots of head knowledge but no “heart knowledge.” He knew the facts but he had no relationship at all with Jesus.
I walked him through the Gospel and explained to him that Christianity is not about rules and regulations and keeping score, but rather about what Christ did on the cross and the extreme measures God went to to have a relationship with us!
That young man gave his life to Christ. Christianity is about a relationship with Jesus Christ. We try to make Christianity a philosophy, a religion, a set of ethics or rules and regulations when it is simply a relationship with Christ.
Christianity is unique and different from all world religions because of Jesus! Jesus is without a doubt the most unique among all persons who have ever lived… Jesus lived before He was born. Think about that! Jesus was both fully man and fully God. Jesus made claims and demands unlike those made by any other person. Jesus said He was God. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life.”
The Lord Jesus Christ is the central figure of the world’s history. History is His story and His story is about how Holy God became a physical man and how he desires to have an intimate relationship with sinful man!
I am grateful for the simple message of the Gospel. Do you have head knowledge or heart knowledge?