Re-blog, “Would You Recognize Jesus?”

Posted: April 9, 2012 by doulos tou Theou in Christianity, Discipleship

Taken from Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile’s blog looking at the passage in Luke 24:13-32


Three Insufficient Ways of Knowing the Truth about Jesus and the Resurrection:

First, physical senses alone are insufficient for recognizing Jesus for who He is.

Second, facts alone are insufficient for recognizing Jesus for who He is—even if the facts are firsthand eyewitness testimonies.

Third, Bible study alone is insufficient for recognizing Jesus for who He is.

 

One Infallible Way of Knowing the Truth about Jesus and the Resurrection

We must have our eyes opened by God.  Verse 16 says, “they were kept from recognizing him.” Who kept them from recognizing Jesus? God the Father did. They would not recognize Jesus until—verse 31—”Their eyes were opened and they recognized him….” Knowing Jesus requires that God supernaturally open our eyes with spiritual sight. That’s the one infallible way of knowing the truth about Jesus.

 

Three Important Insights We Must Embrace:

 

First, if God has opened our eyes then we know that Jesus has come in the flesh.

Second, if God has opened our eyes then we know that Jesus is God’s unique Son.

Third, if God has opened our eyes then we know that Jesus is Lord.

 

read it all here

 

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