Why I Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ:

  1. Historical Reasons:
  2. The life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ is a fact of history. No student of history can seriously deny His existence. (although many have tried) In fact, it has been said that there is more evidence that Jesus Christ lived than Julius Caesar!
  3. Josephus, the Jewish historian that also chronicled the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D, gives us the following historical account of Jesus in The Antiquities of the Jews:
    "Now, there was about this time Jesus, a wise man, if it be lawful to call him a man, for he was a doer of wonderful works -- a teacher of such men as receive the truth with pleasure. He drew over to him both many of the Jews, and many of the Gentiles. He was [the] Christ; and when Pilate, at the suggestion of the principal men among us, had condemned him to the cross, those that loved him at the first did not forsake him, for he appeared to them alive again the third day, as the divine prophets had foretold these and ten thousand other wonderful things concerning him; and the tribe of Christians, so named from him, are not extinct at this day." (Antiquities 18.3.3)
  4. The many eyewitness accounts that Jesus rose from the grave: "Many of Jesus' disciples died for their faith, and while many men will live for a lie, few will die for one."
  5. Scriptural Reasons:
    The entire Bible points to Jesus Christ. Consider these words from Paul:
    "Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come: That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should show light unto the people, and to the Gentiles." -- Acts 26.22-23
  6. Spiritual Reasons:
    The Holy Spirit bears witness: "But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me" -- John 15.26
  7. Personal Reasons:
    "I know He lives because He lives in me." I have personally experienced a life changing transformation through faith in Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:17)

"And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting. Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen."

-- 1 Timothy 1:12-17