What If Jesus Came Today.

Luke 19:14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We will not have this man to reign over us.’

People have asked me if our present generation would gladly accept Jesus if He came today, at this time, instead of 2,000 years ago. With all that I have learned, my only answer is that I believe history repeat itself! Let me clarify.

As much as I would love for our generation to accept Jesus Christ for who He is, as the Savior of mankind, I don’t believe that Jesus would be received any different today, than when He walked this earth in the 1st century. In our own day, there are many who want to follow Jesus and still balk and even   reject completely surrendering to Him and doing a full spiritual housecleaning within their own lives. They say they want to follow Jesus, but their lives reveal they follow a religion instead.

When Jesus came, He was clear that to follow Him meant abrupt and drastic changes in the way you lived. The self-serving, self-gratifying aspects of your life would have to be converted to living in submission to the Savior, to serve Him and not ourselves. It wouldn’t be any different today than then, there would only be a handful of people who would truly accept this way of life and follow. The rest well…

Beyond that, there was an almost complete disdain for everything that Jesus taught, “Love your neighbor as yourself”. While we talk a good game, even our great country, battles daily with this one aspect. So I am afraid unfortunately that humanity’s choice would be the same today as then. However, you can begin to prove me wrong and make a choice today to follow Jesus with all you are and all that you have. That would be absolutely fine with me. I love to be wrong when its in your  best interest.