Who is Jesus?
Jesus lived approximately 2000 years ago and is the central figure in the Christian faith. Most of what we know about him comes from The Bible, though the historicity of Jesus is well-documented in other sources and is not in dispute.
Regardless of religious perspective, most scholars would agree that Jesus is the single most important individual in history. His teachings and his followers (the Christian Church) have had a greater impact on modern civilization than any other individual or organization.
The Biblical story reveals that Yahweh (the God of the Bible) created all things to demonstrate His goodness and love by providing humanity with an abundant home. He created people in His image and gave them purpose. People sinned because they doubted Yahweh’s goodness and wisdom and pursued life apart from God.
Because of sin, humanity and the cosmos are fallen and broken, but in His love, Yahweh promised to send a Messiah who would establish God’s kingdom and restore humanity and creation. Yahweh chose and called Israel to be the people through whom He would bring the Messiah, redemption, and the fulfillment of His kingdom. About 2,000 years ago, God sent His Son, Jesus, an Israelite, to die for the sins of people and conquer death, which is the consequence of sin. Jesus is the Messiah, the promised “seed” of Genesis 3:15, and the King of God’s kingdom.
Jesus calls those who trust him into His kingdom and a spiritual community of faith; the Church. Someday Yahweh will, through Christ, fulfill His promise to consummate His kingdom, redeem creation, and establish a new heaven and earth where Jesus and his Church will reign forever in paradise.
Jesus is alive and working among us today. He died for our sins and your sins. Life and forgiveness are found only in a personal relationship with him.
If you are interested in knowing more about Jesus, we hope you will look around the site and learn more. You are welcome to contact us by email at [email protected] if you wish to know more about becoming a follower of Jesus. We hope you will discover as we have that Jesus is worthy of our lives and our allegiance. He still loves. He still forgives. He still brings healing and reconciliation. He is and always will be Lord.