I spend a lot of time on facebook.
Because I’m nosy and like to creep through pictures. I love a good viral video. I usually get my news from there. Seriously, I never would have known about the shootings in D.C. or the newest Miss America if it wasn’t for facebook.
One thing I’ve noticed lately though is the overwhelming opinion blanketing my news feed.
I’m not talking about opinions on the next bachelor. Because trust me, even I have an opinion on that. And it’s not a positive one. I’m talking about opinions on God. Opinions on the church. Opinions on salvation. Opinions even on who Jesus is.
I just don’t get it.
I just don’t get it because in John 8 Jesus reveals Himself. Go read the chapter. I’ll even provide the link to Bible Gateway here.
It’s hard to choose just one verse to focus in on because Jesus reveals Himself to the dense religious leaders over and over again in this chapter.
For example, verse 12:
Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
Or, you could go further in the chapter to verse 58:
Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”
Jesus here is stating that HE. IS. GOD. If you finish reading John chapter 8 you will see that this infuriated His audience. It was considered blasphemous. He claimed to be God by using the name of God, I AM. But for Jesus this was not blasphemous. Because it is truth. Jesus was, Jesus IS God. In John chapter 1 the bible says:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.[…] And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:1-5&14
The Word (Jesus) was in the beginning with God. The Word (Jesus) was God. Jesus is God. The Bible says it. No one can opinion that away. So next time, facebook, when you’re bombarding my news feed with the latest opinion, leave me out. I KNOW who Jesus is. With or without the help of your opinion.