John 6:41-69 Why I Believe in Jesus Christ

John 6:66-69 Why I Believe in Jesus Christ

65 He said, “This is why I told you that no one can come to Me unless it is granted to him by the Father.”
66 From that moment many of His disciples turned back and no longer accompanied Him.
67 Therefore Jesus said to the Twelve, “You don’t want to go away too, do you?”
68 Simon Peter answered, “Lord, who will we go to? You have the words of eternal life.
69 We have come to believe and know that You are the Holy One of God!”

I Peter chapter three and verse fifteen. It says this, “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you. Be able to do it with meekness and fear.” If someone were to ask you why are you a Christian, could you give a good answer. Why are you excited about the Lord Jesus? or Why you believe you believe in Jesus? I want to talk to you tonight on this subject Why I believe in Jesus Christ. Why I am a Christian. Now are Christians fools for believing in Jesus? Are we mere sentimentalists or do we have reasonable reasons for believing in the Lord Jesus Christ? Now may I tell you that everybody is a believer. People just believe different things. Some for example believe in atheism. They are believers; they just believe there is no God. Now if you do not if you don’t believe in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth, then you must believe in the beginning the heavens and the earth made themselves and then they created man. Now if you won’t to believe that as far as I’m concerned you’ve got rooms to rent upstairs unfurnished but you can believe that if you want. May I tell you this don’t get the idea that atheism is the sign of intelligence. It is not a sign of intelligence. Socrates believed in God. Lord Bacon believed in God. Galileo believed in God. Sir Isaac Newton believed in God. Pasteur believed in God. Albert Einstein believed in God. The space scientist Vernor Von Bron believed in God. I mean it’s not a sign of intelligence that you don’t believe in God. Well, you say I believe in God but I am more of a philosopher. I wouldn’t say that I’m a Christian. Well, dear friend, if your a philosopher and you don’t believe in the Lord Jesus do you think that philosophy has the answer to life? Scopenhour was a great philosopher and he said that life is a curse of endless cravings and endless unhappiness. I’m glad that’s not my philosophy. Huxley said as he looked around at human beings he was a great philosopher, but he said it seems that we talking of human beings, we are a cancer on the globe. That’s you, that’s me. Bertram Russell, oh they study him in college, but he said of philosophy, “Philosophy proved a wash out to me.” I like what Dr. Robert G. Lee said about philosophy. He said it was a chunk of cloud bank buttered with the night wind. Dear friend, is that what you’re going to turn to. Oh, well you say, I I’m not necessarily a philosopher or an atheist. I am ugh very religious.

Jesus had just fed the 5,000 with a few fishes and loaves. Many followed Jesus because of the miracles He performed.  But as Jesus preached to them a challenging message, the multitudes began to leave Him.

If you turn from Jesus, where will you go?

Will you turn to atheism?

The intelligentsia of the ages have believed in God.

Socrates         Galileo         Newton        Pasteur      Einstein     Wernher von Braun

 

There are five  reasons why I believe in Jesus Christ.

PHILOSOPHICAL REASONS

Christianity is Cohesive

Christianity is Cogent

Christianity is Comprehensive

Christianity is Corresponding to reality

Experiential reasons

Rational reasons

Phenomenological reasons

 

 

HISTORICAL REASONS

Jesus is a fact of history.

John 6:38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do My will, but the will of Him who sent Me.

HISTORICAL REASONS

Resurrection


Archeology


Miracles


Prophesy

 

 

SCRIPTURAL REASONS

John 6:44-45  No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him, and I will raise him up on the last day.
45 It is written in the Prophets: And they will all be taught by God.Everyone who has listened to and learned from the Father comes to Me—

The Bible is the Word of God.

How do we know the Bible is true?

Fulfilled prophecy

The unity of the Bible

The longevity of the Bible

The accuracy of the Bible

The power of the Bible  (John 6:63) The Spirit is the One who gives life. The flesh doesn’t help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.

Jesus is the central theme of the Bible.

His miraculous birth and life

His sacrificial death  Acts 10:43  All the prophets testify about Him that through His name everyone who believes in Him will receive forgiveness of sins.”

John 6:45  It is written in the Prophets: And they will all be taught by God. Everyone who has listened to and learned from the Father comes to Me—

SPIRITUAL REASONS

John 6:63  The Spirit is the One who gives life. The flesh doesn’t help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.

If you sincerely seek the truth, God the Holy Spirit will speak to you and confirm that Jesus is the Christ.

He witnesses to you.

He witnesses in you.

1 John 5:6-10  Jesus Christ—He is the One who came by water and blood; not by water only, but by water and by blood. And the Spirit is the One who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.
7 For there are three that testify:
8 the Spirit, the water, and the blood—and these three are in agreement.
9 If we accept the testimony of men, God’s testimony is greater, because it is God’s testimony that He has given about His Son.
10 (The one who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. The one who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has given about His Son.)

PERSONAL REASONS

The Lord Jesus Christ is Cohesive 

He is Cogent,

He is Comprehensive

He is Corresponds to reality

John 6:68-69  Simon Peter answered, “Lord, who will we go to? You have the words of eternal life.
69 We have come to believe and know that You are the Holy One of God!”

 

 

 

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