IF IT SOUNDS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE
While we were walking, a friend remarked, "To most people, Jesus is just too good to be true".
He continued talking, but, my mind stood still. "JESUS is too good to be true?", I thought. "What in the world kind of statement is that and why has it snared my mind?", I wondered.
"STOP!", I told my friend. "Stop talking and repeat what you just said", I said.
"What?", He asked, looking surprised and inquisitive, "Which part?", he asked.
"The part about Jesus being too good to be true. What did you mean by that?" I pressed.
"Well, think about it. Think about all the Jesus has done. All the good He has done." My friend said.
"Wow", I mused aloud. "How am I supposed to take that?" The more I thought about it, it's true: JESUS IS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE - BUT HE IS TRUE!
"TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE"
To the unsaved person, "Yeah, well, they say if a thing is too good to be true, then it isn't"
To a follower of Christ, "Yes! He is too good to be True, but He is True!"
Skepticism? Hyperbole? Fact?
Listen to what some of Jesus contemporaries, friends and family said about Him:
13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He was asking His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; but still others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.” 15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?" Matthew 16:13-15
WHO DO YOU SAY HE IS?
Seriously? Can you prove it?
Think about it.
Your Brother and Friend