The world is a full of suffering and misery. At the same time, it’s full of bliss and pleasure. Whichever world you’re in, I want you to displace your mind from that arena and to instead focus on what matters. In this post, I want to offer you three reasons why you should accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. Christianity is perfect for your mental health and I intend to convince whoever is reading of accepting Jesus Christ.
You Can’t Find Anyone like Lord Jesus
I dare you to find a single individual as influential as Lord Jesus. But here’s what’s even harder to find….
I dare you to find a person who can make the claims Lord Jesus made and then back up those claims with actions even thousands of years after the initial event.
Here are three examples of claims Lord Jesus made.
Matthew 11:28-30 World English Bible (WEB)
“Come to me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
John 8:36 World English Bible (WEB)
If therefore the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.
John 10:10 World English Bible (WEB)
The thief only comes to steal, kill, and destroy. I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.
Here’s the thing, there are countless testimonies all talking about how Christ transformed their lives. Search up “Christian” and “testimony,” you will find countless people talking about how Lord Jesus transformed their lives most of the time, miraculously. This is because He does exist and He is still loving on people today and wants them to trust Him.
But let’s first take a step back because you might be a bit confused. Let me listen to your questions…
“Wait, what’s to say there is a god? For all I know, we’re lonely sentient creatures making gods to soothe our cravings for comfort?“
I will grant you the fact that we as social creatures do want someone to exist beyond our grasp. We do want a higher power, we don’t want to be alone.
That’s why Buddhists in Sri Lanka tend to supplement their Buddhism with Hinduism (which has a plethora of so called “deities”) even though Siddhartha clearly told his followers to not even think about any higher power.
But just because we have the desire for a higher power, doesn’t invalidate the possibility that there is a higher power. Just because we want something, doesn’t mean it’s fantasy. What if we were designed to want that?
“Yeah, but, say there is a god, what makes Christianity any different from other religious leaders who made religious claims?”
Ah here’s the thing, unlike other religions, Christianity makes claims and then provides evidence. Islam doesn’t guarantee healing to its followers nor does Hinduism. But the God of the Bible does guarantee healing if you have faith.
My God is not silent. He refuses to be silent and He makes His mind clear all the time. Sure, he doesn’t speak audibly all the time, but I know for a fact that He is speaking. He is intervening in human affairs and I’m a child of His so I have nothing to fear.
Do you want some evidence that the God of the Bible speaks?
Go to your room, lock the door, and get on your knees. Then clasp your hands together and pray audibly. Ask if there is truly a god, and if that God is the God of the Bible, Lord Jesus Christ, then reveal Himself to you.
I have so much confidence that He will answer your prayer because He is just waiting for you to take that one step of faith in the pursuit of truth. Once you pray this, He will reveal Himself to you in the way you expect least.
No Other God Loves You Like Christ Loves you.
I want you to accept Jesus Christ not only because He is true but because He is interactive, intimate, animated. He is a real being with real desires.
Now, I’ve the smartest man say the dumbest thing saying that he believes the god of spinoza and that if there is a god, he wants nothing to do with humans since God transcends humans on every level.
That’s silly. Imagine a father telling his 6 month old baby girl he doesn’t want to interact or care for her because she’s dumb and he’s beyond her mental capacity.
Remember the Bible calls God our Heavenly Father and although He does transcend our mental awareness, He also is in love with His children and wants everyone to trust Him as their Heavenly Father.
Isaiah 55:8-9 World English Bible (WEB )
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
And yet at the same time, the Bible also tells us…
But God commends his own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
So at the end of the day, Christ tells us He loves us even though we’re far from perfect. Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord, it’s the best thing you could do.
But if you’re still skeptical, my advice is to pray to the God of the Bible and ask Him to reveal Himself as Lord Jesus Christ if He’s real. I don’t know how He’ll do it, but He will, you just need to be patient.