Message from the Monthly Flyer September 2015
He never wrote a book, he never held a position, he never had his own family, or owned a house. He did not go to university, he never visited a great city, he never travelled further than 200 miles from his place of birth. He never did any of the things which are usually associated with greatness.
He had no references other than himself. He had just reached the age of 33 when the mass of public opinion turned against him. His friends forsook him, he was handed over to his enemies, and he had to bear the mockery of a public court proceedings. He was nailed on a cross between two thieves. While he was dying, his hangmen played to see who would get his clothing - the only possession he had on this earth. When he was dead, he was placed in a borrowed grave as a result of a friend having compassion for him.
Twenty centuries have gone by since that time; and, today, he is a central personality among people and a leader of human progress.
All the armies who marched, all the naval armed forces
who navigated the sea, all the parliaments who had sessions, and all
the kings who ever reigned - all of them together were unable to influence
human life on earth like this one solitary life...
1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.
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