We have a description of Jesus and also a description of what He was like on earth. I seriously doubt any of you would follow Him if you knew Him. He wasn't all pious and studious, He would have been what you'd call a hippy. We asked Him once what He would be doing if He lived now. He said He would travel and write books. Does that sound like any person you'd want to follow? Probably not.
I pray that you are not a Reverend.
says, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him."
says, "He [Christ] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation." Jesus provides eternal hope, through God's grace, for everyone who believes He is Lord.
(King James Version)
17And when they saw him, they worshipped him
: but some doubted.
18And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth
Romans 14:9 (King James Version)
9For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived,
that he might be Lord both of the dead and living
Matthew 14:33 (King James Version)
33Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him
, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.
Matthew 28:9 (King James Version)
9And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him
John 5:23 (King James Version)
23That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.
John 20:28 (King James Version)
28And Thomas answered and said unto him, My LORD and my God
Philippians 2:10-11 (King James Version)
10That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Hebrews 1:6 (King James Version)
6And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him
Revelation 5:8-12 (King James Version)
8And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.
9And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
10And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
11And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;
12Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.
Do you know who the lamb symbolizes Reverend?