Why should I consider Jesus?

Summary

Do you want anything: less pain, more purpose, or a longer life? Jesus wants to give you all that is good (Matthew 7:7), so long as you change your life to not hurt others (Matthew 16:24). No other religion, politics, or science has evidence of a sinless (Hebrews 4:15) Being who was resurrected (I Corinthians 15:4-6). Only Jesus is offering you everything with the highest of evidence. Do you believe a Higher Being could have created this universe, and that He has a plan to save it (John 3:16)? 65% of Americans dislike reading the Bible weekly and 61% don’t believe in a literal interpretation of Scripture. Overall, spirituality is declining in the world, but we have a list of reasons why you should consider caring about it (Hebrews 4:15).

Endorsements

Almost every Christian cares about God and spirituality or wants to more.

Reasons

Many claim Jesus took away their deepest pain.

Most Christians choose Jesus because of a personal “testimony” of God saving them from some evil. God promises that everyone who seeks anything good will find it if they ask, like knocking on a door of a library (Matthew 7:7). You may not find God at church or by initially reading the Bible, but what do you have to lose by simply looking up and saying, “Jesus, if You’re listening, tell me how to get what I want.” It could be pointless, but a seed of faith can do anything (Luke 17:6).

Jesus offers you anything good for free.

Most honestly would say that they naturally want more: a better body, more money, better relationships, love, etc. (I John 2:16). Science and other religions offer this, but say you have to work for it. Work is good (Proverbs 12:14), but what about when you can’t work enough: what if you want a billion-dollar house or healthy relationships but you know 3 lifetimes won’t be enough to get it? Jesus offers you an abundant earthly life (John 10:10) and many riches in heaven (Matthew 6:19-20). Although it’s free (Ephesians 2:8-9), you will have to obey Jesus, who only wants what’s best for humanity (Matthew 7:21).

No deeds can pay for sin, but Jesus offers full exoneration.

Everyone believes in justice (Proverbs 21:2), but do you believe you should be punished for your wrongdoings? Many think that only exceptionally bad people deserve earthly prisons or spiritual punishment like hell, but all humans seek perfection. Everyone wants eternal bliss (Ecclesiastes 3:11), and the only logical way to have it is to remove evil. With this logic, doing more good than bad cannot save you. Even if God doesn’t exist, humans would keep evolving until they eventually create a dystopia where all sin is punished. Jesus offers something much easier: just believe in Him and you won’t have to pay for your sins (Romans 3:25).

Jesus is the only Person to claim perfection.

From a historical point of view, it’s interesting that only 1 person out of the 15 billion that existed claimed and proved perfection. Many have claimed to be God, but only 1 claimed to be sinless (Hebrews 4:15). Doesn’t it make sense that those who want to live a better life should want to hear the opinions of a person who lived a perfect life? Over 500 people were eyewitness of His perfection and resurrection from the dead (I Corinthians 15:4-6). It will only take you a few hours of studying, but might save you years of pain and suffering.

Christianity is the largest religion.

Christianity has the most followers and compared to other large religions like Islam or Hinduism, Christianity gains more followers from conversions. There is a larger percentage of Muslims and Hindus who are systematically religious because their parents wanted them to be instead of having a personal relationship with God. The main reason why these beliefs have persisted so long is because of a culture of submission to elders coupled with a high birth rate.

Jesus claimed to be God.

Jesus said He is one with the Father (John 10:30). Being one with God means you are God (John 10:38), which angered the Pharisees (John 10:31,33). He also said “I AM”, another claim of being God (John 8:58-59; Exodus 3:14). All of Jesus’ followers also thought He was God (John 1:1-2; John 20:28), including the early church. If you’re wondering why Jesus never said, “I am God” more directly, it’s because He never praises Himself (Proverbs 27:2), being perfectly humble (Isaiah 57:15; Matthew 11:29).

There are historical records of Jesus’ life.

Many non-Christians give evidence that Jesus existed and died on a cross.

FAQ

How can Jesus be God if He doesn’t know everything (Matthew 24:24,36)?

When Jesus claimed to be one with the Father (John 10:30,38), this oneness is not having the same thoughts, as most Christians believe the Trinity is 3 distinct Persons, who have their own minds and have ranking (John 14:28). Although the Father knows everything (I John 3:20) and Jesus was perfected through suffering (Hebrews 2:10), the reason Jesus is God is because while the universe and us humans are created by Jesus (John 1:3), Jesus was not created by the Father but existed with Him (John 1:1-2). Being perfect or God is not about knowledge but about the ability to sin, and Jesus is sinless (Hebrews 4:15).