“The Times” of New York invited authors and press representatives to indicate the person they considered had exerted the greatest influence on the well-being of humanity over the last 1,000 years.
The names of many world leaders (past and present) were nominated. They each had made a significant contribution to the betterment of society. However, the returns revealed a great variety of opinions. There was no unanimity.
“The Times” called for a fresh appraisal by extending the period to over the last 2,000 years of history.
[box]The result was surprising. There was now a unanimity, for that one name was the name of Jesus Christ.[/box]
That one claimed to be the Son of Man (mentioned over 70 times in the New Testament), and claimed to be the Son of God (mentioned some 40 times). The most controversial figure in history was considered to be the most influential of all men. He not only surpassed all other teachers (giving us the Sermon on the Mount), but was declared to be the Son of God by His resurrection from the dead. Moreover, Jehovah God three times made this declaration: “This is My Beloved Son in Whom I am well pleased”.
Memorize these four New Testament declarations:
- Romans 1:4; 9:5;
- Acts 2:32
- 2 Corinthians 4:14
Yes, memorize these four Scriptures for your personal enrichment for the One nominated by the media is, to Christians, God’s gift to the world.
Paul wrote: “Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift” (2 Corinthians 9:15).
PILATE’S question of 2,000 years ago remains eternally relevant: “What then will I do with Jesus Who is called the Christ”? (Matthew 27:22).
Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne and myself founded empires; but on what foundations did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force! Jesus Christ founded an empire upon love (redeeming love), and at this hour millions of men would die for Him”.
[/box]Thank Sri 🙂