Jesus Is Cool

Greetings:

I had a friend that always went around saying, “Jesus is cool.” He would say it all the time, and any time he got the chance where it would fit in a conversation. One day, I decided to ask him why he was constantly saying, “Jesus is cool.” Especially since he rarely darkened the door of the church he claimed to be a member of. His response to me was, He liked his style, Christ was loving, caring and forgiving, totally unlike the one in the Old Testament. He didn’t hold all those old laws over our heads and make us do things we didn’t like. “What things are those,” I asked him, trying not to offend him. His reply, “You know, those things. I dropped it there to proceed down a different course of questions I thought would be more productive.
I asked him, “Have you ever read John chapter 1: verses 1 through 18?” “Sure I have” he said confidently. “Then you know who Christ is, because it states: ‘All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.’” “Yea, so what are you saying,” was the response as though I had said something trivial.” “Do you understand English,” was my next question. “So you’re saying Christ had something to do with making the earth?” Yes, it’s very clear,” I assured him, “read it yourself.”
“Then why doesn’t it say Christ was God in the Old Testament?” which was a very good question from him. “Oh, but it does,” was my comeback. In 1st Corinthians 10 verses 1-13 the scriptures make it absolutely clear who Israel was following in the dessert, “verse 4 states: and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ.”
“What do you say to that?” I asked my friend. “I have a bible at home and it doesn’t say any of that,” was his reply, and end of conversation. Jesus is cool, my friend was right, but He was the creator, the one that gave the laws to Moses. Hebrews says, “He’s the same yesterday, today and forever.” Have you looked in your bible lately to see how you’re worshiping, perhaps it time you checked, just like my friend.

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