‘Who do you say I am…?’
Posted: Thursday, January 13, 2011 8:48 pm
The Messenger, January 13, 2011
By members of Obion County Ministerial Association
Is he a myth or is he the Savior of the world? There is a national debate taking place in our society today about Jesus and Christianity. The bottom line of the debate is the same as it was nearly 2,000 years ago, “Who is He?”
Jesus was having an intimate conversation with his inner circle one day near Caesarea Philippi and He asked the question; “Who do men say that I am?”
Some of the disciples chimed in and said, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”
Then Jesus asked; “But what about you … who do you say I am?”
At the end of the day, that really is the question that needs to be answered by every person. It is a pressing question but a very important question for each individual. It really doesn’t matter what other people think about Jesus, it’s really about you. Who do you say Jesus is? What do you believe about Him? What are you basing your belief on?
Of course, the national debate will continue to play out just as it has for centuries and some will say He is just a myth and others will say He is the Son of God, the Christ, the Messiah. Organizations will continue to display billboards saying He is a myth and the churches in my city will continue to herald the message that Jesus is the Son of God and that no one can access the Father in heaven except through Him.
But what about you, who do you say Jesus is?
Rev. Tommy Hall
Union City First Assembly of God
1810 Pleasant Valley Ave.