1. What makes
Jesus different ...
2. But why
would God send His Son into the World?
3. How could
Jesus be God...
4. Why does
Jesus frequently refer to Himself as "the Son of
So Jesus came to tell us about God's Love?
6. Why did
the religious leaders reject Him?
7. If all of
this true, what good is it to me today?
8. But aren't
such beliefs rather bigoted and narrow-minded?
9. But can't
you just say "God" ...
10. How can
a person become a Christian, when the history of
Christianity is so darkened ...
11. How can
I know beyond a shadow of a doubt ... the way of
by D. Berg
a conscientious person become a Christian, when the
history of Christianity is so darkened by the sin,
intolerance, wars, excesses and divisions of generations
of its adherents?
Millions of individuals through the ages have come to
personally know and love Jesus, and have been empowered
by Him to lead wonderful lives of love and service to
their fellow man. But sad to say, generally speaking,
Christianity as an institution has failed miserably in
fulfilling the mission that Jesus gave His original
Apostles and followers: To share God's Love with a needy
Most so-called "Christian" organisations and
denominations have become so preoccupied with their
internal squabbles, selfish accumulation of wealth,
construction of elaborate and wasteful church buildings
etc. that they have in effect forgotten and lost sight of
Jesus' original command to "love thy neighbour as
Our objective is not to persuade you to become a member
of a religious organisation.--Jesus is not a religion! In
fact, Jesus Himself never actually started any
denominations or hierarchical organisations! He simply
went about doing good, helping people and sharing the
Love of God with all whom He could. He never had a
synagogue, mosque, church or temple of any kind, nor did
He have a congregation whom He met with on a certain
"holy day" of the week.
He never put up a sign or advertised, "Come to My
church on Holy day!" He only said, "Come unto
Me!"--Matthew 11:28. He absolutely refused to
compromise with the powerful and corrupt religious system
of His day, but rather worked totally outside of it,
reaching and sharing His Love and Truth with the poor and
common folk who had long ago abandoned and been abandoned
by organised religion.
Once, while speaking to a woman who was arguing with Him
over whether God should be worshipped in a certain
"holy" mountain in Samaria, or in the Jews'
temple in Jerusalem, He answered her, "The day is
coming, and now is, when you shall neither worship God
here upon this mountain not yet at Jerusalem. For they
that worship God must worship Him in spirit and in
truth.--For the Father seeks such to worship
Him!"--John 4:21-23. Jesus made it clear that forms
and ceremonies, rituals and religious buildings were in
no way necessary to worship God, but that we could simply
love and worship Him in spirit, in our hearts and in
truth, by following the light of His Word.