This book presents the Gospel of Jesus Christ in simple terms for nonbelievers and new believers -- while also challenging long-time churchgoers to re-examine their relationship with the Son of God. Jesus says, "Come, follow me." (Luke 18:22) "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 lowly in heart; and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." (Matthew 11:28-30) In today's world we find many confused, distorted and watered-down teachings on what it means to be a follower of Jesus. People are urged to 'receive Christ' or 'accept Jesus as Lord and Savior' without a biblical understanding of what that involves. Some teachers stress Jesus' role as the Savior who forgives, without spelling out His role as the Lord whom we must obey. Many churches today are like those in the opening chapters of Revelation that Jesus told to "Repent, or else...!" This highlights the need for each individual to look to Jesus and the Scriptures for direction, rather than just passively listen to whatever is said from the pulpit. This book presents the invitation to "Come, follow Jesus!" in strictly biblical terms, by quoting Scripture passages and by presenting them with minimal comment or discussion. After all, it is in the Bible that we find Jesus inviting us to follow him. And along with that invitation, He spells out how we should go about doing so. "Jesus came to them and spoke to them, saying, 'All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. Go, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I commanded you. Behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.'" (Matthew 28:18-20) DAVID A. REED is the author of more than a dozen Christian books, including "Mormons Answered Verse by Verse" and the popular "Jehovah's Witnesses Answered Verse by Verse."
Have you ever read the Bible from cover to cover? I have not only read the Bible, I spent almost a year copying the entire Bible by hand. Many of the faithful have become disillusioned with modern religious options, and have come to disagree with those who claim to speak for God. I share this frustration, and believe that there is a better way. I've used the knowledge I've gained from reading the Bible to understand ghostly visits from family members who have died, as well as warnings I've received from demonic entities. I've also outlined the creation of a new church with no leader where all people are welcome. I've even discovered a way for Christians to take responsibility for their own spiritual growth, and let them rise to the level of a 490. Join me, in what I believe can be a new phenomenon in the discovery of Jesus Christ.
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