Christian means a person who follows Jesus Christ. Jesus is considered God’s son and the savior of the world as described in the Bible. He was such an important person that all of human time and our date and calendar system is centered around his birth. This is why we have BC (before Christ) and AD (Anno Domini meaning “In the year of Our Lord”).
Why do we need Jesus?
First, it would seem reasonable to understand the need for God and the nature of God. Then we can understand the Son of God. We discuss the existence of God and the nature of God on other pages.
Assuming we believe in God and understand his supernatural, infinite qualities, then we can understand the following. God created supernatural beings, such as Satan and other angels. They were made a little higher than humans and are able to exist beyond our physical experience or, in terms of science, beyond the realm of Quantum Mechanics. They have the ability to make choices. Satan was prideful and decided to rebel against God. Because of Satan’s rebellion, God put him on the earth along with mankind. Man was also given the ability to make decisions for themselves and were put in charge of taking dominion over the entire earth. God made a law, telling Adam that they should not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Satan then deceived Eve, and Adam followed her to disobey and sin against God by eating the forbidden fruit. Since Adam sinned, Adam lost his place of dominion. Adam allowed Satan to take his dominion and so Satan ruled over mankind and the rest of the earth.
God is perfect and therefore could not look upon or communicate with mankind now that they had sinned. God’s perfect nature of Justice required that there be a payment for mankind’s sins. Jesus, God’s perfect and only son, was sent to earth to pay the price for our sins by dying on a cross and redeeming us from God’s punishment by resurrecting from the dead. His death and resurrection also bought back mankind’s dominion over the earth. Now, Satan must obey us as long as we are followers of Jesus Christ and operating according to God’s will. Under Christ, God has given us the keys to his kingdom! But, Satan still has the ability to tempt us and cause a lot of trouble on the earth if we are not vigilant in our faith.
Therefore there are two supernatural sphere’s of influence or kingdoms on earth: God’s kingdom of love and grace (i.e. supernatural favor and power) and Satan’s kingdom of fear and inferiority. If we are followers of Jesus, we can choose at any moment which kingdom we will follow. Those who do not follow Jesus automatically default to exist under Satan’s kingdom of inferiority and fear.
Which kingdom do you want to live in?
You can call out to Jesus right now and determine to turn from your wrongdoing and start to confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord of your life. Now you will have the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit within you to tread on the devil and overcome fear, intimidation, worry, anxiety, discouragement, and all sins or evil that try to pull you in and entangle you.