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Who Is The Real Jesus? (2 of 2)
Series: DaVinci Code
Dr. Fred Lowery
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.....and Josh said, "Wait a minute, wait a minute." "I'm fed up with that garbage." "I'm fed up with the church." "I'm fed up with the bible." "I'm fed up with religion." And that young lady shot back at Josh and she said, "Mister, I didn't say religion." "I said Jesus Christ." Josh couldn't get away from those words and his heart begin to melt and he became acquainted and then developed a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as he realized that Christianity is not about religion, but that Christianity is Jesus. Then you know the rest of the story since that time. Perhaps Josh McDowell has spoken to more people about the claims of Jesus Christ and who the real Jesus is than any other person in our time.
It was on a Wednesday evening in 1945 and Dr. Henretta Mears, who by the way wrote a classic book on Christianity, was talking about the Apostle Paul. She was sharing with her group of people that here was a man who was committed to taking Christians off the face of the globe. Here was a man who was an anti-Christian zealot and in the name of religion, he was going to do away with this group of people that had emerged calling themselves Christians. He was on a campaign to capture these Christians and to take them to Jerusalem so they would be stoned. He was on the Damascus Road and all of a sudden a brilliant light came and he heard a voice, "Saul, why are you persecuting me?" And Saul looked up and said, "Who are you?" "Who are you?" And the voice said, "I am Jesus, the one you are persecuting." That day on that road the Apostle Paul's life was radically changed forever and he ended up writing half of the New Testament and establishing half of the churches we read about in the New Testament. While she was speaking that day, there was a man in the audience. His name was Bill Bright. He was skeptical and he had never thought ...
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