Who is Jesus?
The following is a message from Elvin
L. Ridder, Campus Crusade for Christ.
Greetings in the name of Jesus!
Read that opening line again. This is a familiar greeting
to you I'm sure. Stop and think about why I would open with
this line in so many of my messages and you'll uncover the
purpose of this message.
The name of Jesus is more powerful, more meaningful, and more
enduring than any other name in the history of mankind and
I'm sure you know why. It is for these reasons that you have
committed your life to serving Him. But there are so many
people out there who don't know this name, who don't even
realize who Jesus is!
At no other time are we more acutely aware of this truth than
in the aftermath of horrible situations like the nightmare
at Columbine High School in Littleton, CO where twelve students
lost their lives. I have been told from a credible source
that eight of the twelve kids were evangelical Christians
and several of these precious students intended to enter full-time
ministry after graduation. They were acutely aware of the
message I'm trying to bring home today-People need the Lord!
And that's why we have created a couple websites to address
this issue. I'm talking about the "Who is Jesus" websites-two
different websites-both serving to introduce people to Jesus.
Both of these sites testify to who Jesus is, why his life
was so important, and what it all has to do with you and I.(http://www.ccci.org/whoisjesus/choice.html)
The difference between the two versions is that one, the interactive
version, is a little more "intense." It goes to greater lengths
and covers more background material to establish the intellectual
credibility of Jesus the Messiah. This version is a comprehensive
journey through the life of Christ, probing the mind of the
adventurer along the way with pointed questions intended to
stimulate independent thoughts and questions. The journey
leads to the throne of grace where an individual can make
an informed decision to commitment their lives to Jesus Christ.
The other version serves the same purpose, like I said, the
only difference being presentational style. This version is
more concise and may be more intended for persons who are
not as "skeptical."
I think you'll find both of these websites to be profoundly
impacting, both for you personally, in strengthening your
faith, and for someone who needs to meet Jesus. You'll want
to take a look at each one for your own personal benefit,
and you might find that in doing so, you can more knowingly
point others towards the site you think might best introduce
them to the Savior.
Gratefully yours in Christ,
Elvin L. Ridder
U.S. Ministries Development Coordinator