Who? What? When? Where? Why?
Jesus is one of the world’s greatest influential figures, and the tales of his deeds see no end till this day. However, sometimes we tend to wonder: Who exactly is Jesus?
Jesus can be described in a nutshell with five basic elements. Who, What, When, Where, and Why.
Jesus was an activist, a civil rights leader, a motivational speaker, a preacher, a pioneer, an evangelist, a leader, a servant, the good shepherd, a brother to the brotherless, a father to the fatherless, a friend to the lonely, a general to the broken army, a man of action, a savior, a judge, an attorney, a healer, an intercessor, a mediator, a taskmaster, a fisher of men, a miracle-worker, a teacher, a provider, the good good Father.
Jesus began the first steps against segregation. He changed the perspective of God for man. From a ruthless punisher to a good father. He served as an ambassador of goodwill for all men. He abolished man’s debt of sin. He rescued mankind from the fiery pits of hell for which we were destined for. He tore the veil, both literally and metaphorically, allowing the commoner to pass into the presence of God.
Most scholars believe that Jesus was born around the 6 BC to 4 BC. It is believed He began his preaching and ministry around the age of 30 in the years AD 27-29, His ministry most likely lasted about 3 years.
His ministry was centered around Israel, spanning Galilee, Jerusalem, and Samaria. He was not the one to travel the globe spreading the Good News. Jesus ignited the fire, and handed the torch down to the apostle and evangelists, who took on the role of missionaries, spreading His Word to the nations.
Jesus didn’t come down to earth due to selfish ambition or personal gain. The main reason for His descent to Earth was to pay the price for our sins. Sin can be explained easily as debt, and Jesus, had come to pay it for us. Ransom us from satan’s captivity. He also came to bring the truth to humanity. Up until Jesus’ birth, following God differed much from what we see today. Jesus turned on its head everything the Pharisees had conjured up about God, many of them false theories only concocted by the priests themselves. He is the way, the truth, and the life. He came to spread these things, especially the truth, which had been pilfered or compromised. Due to the atmosphere the Jews were living under, many did not want to accept Jesus’ new teachings, but Jesus came to be an atonement for mankind’s sin.
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