IS A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS BIBLICAL? - FOR THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH by Kevin Pendergrass
Does the Bible ever say anything about having a relationship with Him? personal relationship with Jesus and here are the following reasons. The Bible speaks about an intimate and dynamic relationship with Jesus. Is He alive and near you, or can your relationship best be described as distant?. They call it 'a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. But it's healthy to ask questions if our goal is to adopt better, more-biblical terminology.
Having a personal relationship with God begins the moment we realize our need for Him, admit we are sinners, and in faith receive Jesus Christ as Savior. God, our heavenly Father, has always desired to be close to us, to have a relationship with us.
They walked with Him in the garden and talked directly to Him. Due to the sin of man, we became separated and disconnected from God. What many people do not know, realize, or care about, is that Jesus gave us the most amazing gift—the opportunity to spend eternity with God if we trust in Him. God became a human being in the Person of Jesus Christ to take on our sin, be killed, and then be raised to life again, proving His victory over sin and death.
If we accept this gift, we have become acceptable to God and can have a relationship with Him.
Personal Relationship with Jesus: A Biblical Concept?
Those who have a personal relationship with God include God in their daily lives. Any writing or speaking must be understood through concepts, context and principles.
We would call this common sense.
Therefore, the Bible teaches through principle, concepts and implication even if the exact terminology is not used. It is my conviction that the Bible certainly does teach through principle, concept and implication that we are indeed to have a personal relationship with Jesus and here are the following reasons as to why I believe such: We must know Jesus.
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The very definition of this word means: This is the same word used in Luke 1: In fact, Jesus teaches that only those who know Him will enter heaven. And then I will declare to them, I never knew you; depart from me you who practice lawlessness. The problem has always been with people just knowing about God, but never knowing Him deeply and intimately. So many people are worshiping their understanding of Bible, but not the author of it.
This was the problem with the Jews in the first century and this is still a problem with many today. You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.
Think of men like Sam Walton the founder of Wal-Mart. How many employees of Wal-Mart ever even met Walton when he lived, much less had a personal relationship with him?
Most showed up to work never really knowing him.
They worked for him expecting something in return. Unfortunately, I have experienced this mentality with Christians I was caught up in it myself.
The very gospel that Jesus came to preach is the exact opposite of the mentality that so many Christians have acquired. We are to have a fellowship with Jesus, not just an association 1 Jn. The reason I believe that we are to have a personal relationship with Jesus is because the Bible says we are to know Jesus, intimately and personally.
What does it mean to have a personal relationship with God?
Husband and Wife- The Bible illustrates our relationship to God by paralleling it to a husband and wife couple Eph. Here, the emphasis is put on having deep submissive and sacrificial love. Friend— Jesus came to earth to be our friend. Christianity is about a church relationship with Jesus.
I know this runs contrary to what many modern believers think.
IS A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS BIBLICAL?
In an age when we are more isolated than ever, when our worlds often shrink to the size of a phone screen, talk of community sounds like a radical departure from the norm.
But the norm of the Christian faith is not isolated believers, little islands of spirituality, but a continent of Christians banded together by the Spirit. We are baptized into one body, the body of Jesus. Our so-called personal relationship with Jesus is indeed with his person—his body of which all other believers are a part.
Even when we pray, we pray communally. We pray in Jesus, through the Spirit, to the Father, in a vast concert with all other believers. Me-and-Jesus prayers are impossible. When we read the Bible, we read communally. The Bible you read—the book itself—is a communal product.
- How can I have a deeper relationship with Jesus?
Translated, printed, bound, and sold not by us personally but by others. We read, often unconsciously, with the voices of preachers, teachers, and parents from over the years guiding our knowledge, assumptions, and beliefs.
And, ideally, we read the Scriptures with others.