A lot of times when I connect with people and they ask me about Jesus, their argument is that us Christians could be wrong. What if it’s actually Muslim, or Buddhist, or even Scientology.
And here’s my answer to them: yes, we could be wrong. But I don’t think we are. Because despite what a lot of people see with Christianity, when you get down to the root of it, it is all about love. Our God loves us, He redeemed us, and He will continue to pursue us fervently. He wants a personal relationship with every single one of us.
He gave us free will so that we could decide stuff on our own. But despite free will, most humans have a moral compass that tells them right from wrong. And all the teachings in the Bible deal with how to do the right thing. Yes, there is a lot of other stuff going on in that book, but when you get right down to it, Jesus wanted us to use our internal moral compass and pick the right thing.
There’s no human caste system in the Bible. And even though history hasn’t proven this, it actually doesn’t say to have war, or physically or emotionally hurt anyone you disagree with, in the Bible. The main tenets are to love yourself and love each other, to work out differences with love and understanding, not violence.
Basically, it’s hard for me not to follow what Jesus teaches, because it’s all just very basic instructions for how I want to live life anyway, and for how I see people living their lives using free will. Most of us know murder, stealing, adultery, jealousy and arrogance, etc. are wrong. So for me, Jesus is a no-brainer. I live how I was planning to try to live my life anyway, and then you throw in the love of the creator of the universe? Sign me up.
Not only that, but in the end I get to stand up and say I chose something. I stood for something, I fulfilled my life and the lives of others around me. I put all my eggs in one basket, knowing there was a chance I could be wrong. I lived my life fully and without regret.
So I guess you could say things are getting pretty serious between us.