If there has ever been a doubt in your mind as to whether Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the Savior of the world I urge to you to consider the words from Dyson Hague, a Canadian Theologian:
“Centuries before Christ was born, His birth and career, His sufferings and glory, were all described in outline and detail in the Old Testament. Christ is the only person ever born into this world whose ancestry, birth-time, forerunner, birth-place, birth manner, infancy, manhood, teaching, character, preaching, reception, rejection, death, burial, resurrection, and ascension were all prewritten in the most marvelous manner centuries before He was born.”
No such claim can be made or substantiated of any other founder of a religion .Jesus said of himself, I am the alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the Beginning and the End (Revelation 22:13). As Herbert Lockyer wrote in his book, “All the Promises of the Bible, “Christ gives value to the Bible, not the Bible to Christ. Christ is the secret of the structural, historical, prophetical, doctrinal and spiritual aspects of the Bible.”
Prophecies from Micah and Hosea were written 700 years before Christ’s Birth. Six hundred years before his birth Isaiah spoke of His coming. When he was born angels announced his birth to lowly shepherds on the hillside watching their sheep at night. And when the Shepherds went to see the baby, scripture says, “the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen as it was told unto them” (Luke 2:20)
As John wrote in the Book of Revelation
“Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty.
Just and true are your ways, King of the ages.
Who will not fear you, O Lord and bring glory to your name?
For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship
before you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.”
We have all these reasons and more to believe that Jesus is the Son of God, the Savior of the world. And those of us who have received Him into our hearts, have no doubt about who He is. And we also have the greatest responsibility to do as the shepherds did after visiting the Christ Child, “They made known abroad the sayings which was told them concerning this child.” Go, tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is Born!
In His Love, Charles