I live in a society where most people can manage to remain relatively relaxed if I mention God. Just wait, if I mention Jesus, the squirming starts…
Jesus’s ability to make people squirm a little didn’t start in the modern age. In his own time when people were predicting his birth, the Roman’s started a squirming enough to kill a few infants just in case the rumours were true. A new King? What will this mean for us?
Later His death on a cross was encouraged by the Jewish council who to were squirming a little. Who is this man? And what will His claim to be the Son of God mean for us?
So Jesus makes people squirm. He makes them uncomfortable.
If I accept He is really real what will it mean for me?
A question also asked by the leaders of many countries which leads them to mercilessly persecute christians.
And why? Why the need to protect our own authority to the degree of forsaking the only One who offers in love eternal life, if we but accept our need for Him?
25 For whoever is bent on saving his [temporal] life [his comfort and security here] shall lose it [eternal life]; and whoever loses his life for My sake shall find it [life everlasting].26 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life? Or what would a man give
as an exchange for his life?
Mathew 16:25-26 / AMP