Machias Community Church

From religion to Jesus 

Posted by Pastor Ron Wednesday, September 01, 2010 9:43:00 AM

45 years ago I left my childhood religion of Mormonism and became an Atheist. 40 years ago I left the religion of atheism and began searching for the Truth.

Just as I had set aside the Mormon notion that I was on my way to becoming a god, I set aside my Atheist belief that there was no god.  I wanted to know the Truth about God.

It didn't take long to find Him.

Reading the Bible I found that Jesus did not claim to have the truth ~ He claimed to be the Truth.  Big difference.  

He didn't claim to know about God ~ He claimed to know His own Father.  He didn't come to tell us about God ~ He came to show us God.  "If you have seen Me you have seen the Father" Jesus said.

To see Jesus is to see God.  To know Jesus is to know the Truth.

These claims were backed up by the recorded testimony that after He was crucified and buried He rose from the dead three days later.  Without the resurrection these would have just been the  empty claims of another messiah wannabe.

And so, I believed in Jesus.  Rather than believe in no-god or myself-as-god, I believed in Jesus as God the Son.