“These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God.” (John 20:31)
Many people think that the purpose of the Gospels is to inform us that an enlightened teacher named Jesus once walked the earth and advised us to love one another and to do good…or that His miracles proved that He was some kind of holy man.
That is missing the main point by a country mile. John puts it plainly: the MAIN reason the Gospels were written was to cause us to believe that Jesus is the Son of God…the only One who can give eternal life.
“For if by one man’s offense death reigned by one (Adam); how much more they that receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.” (Romans 5:17)
Heavenly Father, thank You for the precious gift You gave to man, Jesus Your Son…amen