I am not perfect. You are not perfect. God is perfect. In The Bible He teaches us about who He is. But, we still didn’t get it. A lot of people still don’t get it.
The epitome of God, the ONLY epitome of God can be found in Jesus Christ. Now, the world will tell you, ‘He was a good man. He did many great things and helped a great many people. But He’s dead now.’ Or my personal favorite that has risen up in recent centuries (pun intended!!) ‘He never existed!! There is no proof He was ever here.’ LOL!!! History (and not just The Bible) tells us He existed, so let’s take that one off the table.
Jesus Christ was the Earthly epitome of God. No sin. No bad deeds, except in the eyes of men. He stuck around those who the rest of the world cast out. And more than that, He forgave them.
We need more of that epitome of God in this world. The world will have you believe God is all fire and brimstone, judgements and condemnation. Nothing could be further from the truth, who Jesus said He is, by the way. The Way, The Truth and The Life (John 14:6) check it out.
Jesus came to forgive. He was God’s answer to the bad that we humans have done. And still so many people don’t believe that. Why?
Because we now have a world of Christians who are anything but the epitome of Jesus Christ. As a Christians we are to become more and more Like Christ as we grow in relationship to Him. Even in myself, this has its times when Satan whispers and I fall short. Most recently it was when I didn’t give forgiveness to a local person condemned of a crime. He was found guilty and I didn’t offer forgiveness on a social website. Not very Christlike, right?
There are times when humans will join the side and thoughts of the world. As I said earlier, we are human, we are not Jesus Christ Himself. There will only be ONE who will EVER totally embody the epitome of God, and that is His Only Son, Jesus Christ. We can follow Him as much as we can, but we will still always be human and have the ability to sin. Jesus Christ will say to those who believe in Him and what He did on the cross, ‘I am the one. You are forgiven.’ And with that it is finished.