In a world where truth has become a relative concept, there are still some absolutes to which we can anchor our lives. Unfortunately, for many it is like throwing the anchor overboard and having it land on the lower deck… not much good! Truth is not found within ourselves or in the changing sands of modern “religion” or philosophy.
We at Crossroads Bible Fellowship believe that truth is found in the Bible, which gives foundational answers to the complex problems facing us today. This truth has power to revolutionize how we view ourselves and the world around us. It is not just a stuffy religious idea or an esoteric philosophy, but it is the power of being right with God and beginning to live right in the world.
The Bible tells us that God loved us so much that He gave His only Son, Jesus, to die in our place so that anyone who puts their faith in Him will not be punished for their sins, but instead receive the gift of eternal life (John 3:16). God wants to forgive us, and He offers us new life characterized not by fear or ritual observances, but by love, joy and peace. He wants to set us free to be all we were created to be. Jesus said, “I have come so that they [i.e. people like you and I] might have an abundant life” (John 10:10).
The crucial question is “Who is Jesus Christ?” and what right does He have to offer forgiveness and abundant life?
In the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), Jesus led people to believe He was God, and when his followers drew this connection he did not correct them. C.S. Lewis, the great English author and philosopher, identified only three possible answers to the question “Who is Jesus Christ?” Either He was a liar (he purposefully misled people), a lunatic (he was misguided about his own identity as a result of a psychiatric illness), or Lord (he was who he said he was, God in the flesh).
The answer we choose will have tremendous implications for our lives. It is a question worth looking at seriously, because the stakes are high. Jesus offers himself as the only solution to our sin problem and the only way to experience the full abundance of life that God wants for us. We at Crossroads are a group of people who have taken Jesus at his word. We have discovered his promises to be true, and, as a result, seek to become people whose lives are shaped by the love and truth that are found in Him.