Jesus Christ has the answers

Brad Custis and Brad Custis

Questions are something that all of us have, some of us are just plagued with them. What I want to do this semester is take some of those everyday questions that all of us have and write about them.

This semester as I write articles for the BG News I want to take questions from every day life that most of us have about Jesus Christ, God, our surroundings and apply them to life today.

A lot of people have theories, conjectures or ideas about God but one of the biggest things people want to know is that is God real and He is applicable in my life.

I believe that God is real and I know it because how He has showed Himself real in my own life and how I have seen God show himself real in the lives of friends and family.

Some people have compared a belief in God as like a belief in Santa Clause or the Easter bunny. The biggest difference between a belief in God and that of the Easter Bunny is that no matter how much you believe in Santa Clause or the Easter Bunny, they do not have any real power.

Jesus Christ revealed himself through the Bible and is just as real today as he was over two thousand years ago.

I am not a theologian nor am I someone who claims to know everything. I just want to show you how Jesus has made Himself real to me and my hope is that He shows Himself to you this semester.

Jesus has made himself real to me by showing me my need for Him to save me from my sin and knowing Him.

As I followed Christ, He gave me answers to some every day questions that I had. He continues to show Himself to me and challenge me, as my relationship with Him grows deeper.

All of us either did or do have barriers, unanswered questions, or excuses for not becoming a Christian.

My hope is that over these next fifteen weeks I can talk about some of these barriers and through these articles God will tear those barriers down.

Some questions that we have may never be answered but the fundamental questions of life I believe Jesus answered in the Bible and these answers are still viable today.

My goal is not to create a firestorm or a bunch of controversy. I understand that not everybody has the same viewpoint or beliefs that I do. I am not trying to get people heated and mad.I do understand though that the name Jesus makes people decide.

What I mean is that you either believe that He is God or He is not. There is no middle ground with that decision.

We all have to come to a realization of whether we are going to follow Him or not.

Other religions and people just use the term God so it can encompass everyone. But the name Jesus encompasses specifically a God.

So if you have a differing opinion that is fine, write in. But if you are looking for an argument or a debate you won’t find one here.

My goal is discussion of differing opinions not arguing. Nothing is ever truly accomplished through arguing.

I have seen God do amazing things for people when they come to him with an open heart and a broken spirit. He has saved people from their sin and changed their character in a blink of an eye. He has broken addictions in people’s lives.

Jesus has healed people of cancer and other deadly diseases. Jesus is able to do amazing things in the life of a person who comes before Him in humility and with an open and believing heart.

I take the side of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego. These were three young men who were threatened with death because they would not bow down to a golden idol.

When the king gave them a second chance to bow down to that golden image or be thrown into a fiery furnace the three men replied, “If it be so, our God who we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand.”

Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego did not know what was going to happen but they knew God was able and they trusted in His sovereignty. No matter if they lived or died they were going to trust in Him.

Jesus is able and I pray that this semester He will open your eyes to the awesomeness of Him.