The following is a message from Elvin L. Ridder, Campus
Crusade for Christ.
Greetings in the name of Jesus!
Read that opening line again. This is a familiar greeting to you
I'm sure. Stop and think about why I would open with this line
in so many of my messages and you'll uncover the purpose of this
The name of Jesus is more powerful, more meaningful, and more
enduring than any other name in the history of mankind and I'm
sure you know why. It is for these reasons that you have committed
your life to serving Him. But there are so many people out there
who don't know this name, who don't even realize who Jesus is!
At no other time are we more acutely aware of this truth than
in the aftermath of horrible situations like the nightmare at
Columbine High School in Littleton, CO where twelve students lost
their lives. I have been told from a credible source that eight
of the twelve kids were evangelical Christians and several of
these precious students intended to enter full-time ministry after
graduation. They were acutely aware of the message I'm trying
to bring home today-People need the Lord!
And that's why we have created a couple websites to address this
issue. I'm talking about the "Who is Jesus" websites-two different
websites-both serving to introduce people to Jesus. Both of these
sites testify to who Jesus is, why his life was so important,
and what it all has to do with you and I.(http://www.ccci.org/whoisjesus/choice.html)
The difference between the two versions is that one, the interactive
version, is a little more "intense." It goes to greater lengths
and covers more background material to establish the intellectual
credibility of Jesus the Messiah. This version is a comprehensive
journey through the life of Christ, probing the mind of the adventurer
along the way with pointed questions intended to stimulate independent
thoughts and questions. The journey leads to the throne of grace
where an individual can make an informed decision to commitment
their lives to Jesus Christ. The other version serves the same
purpose, like I said, the only difference being presentational
style. This version is more concise and may be more intended for
persons who are not as "skeptical."
I think you'll find both of these websites to be profoundly impacting,
both for you personally, in strengthening your faith, and for
someone who needs to meet Jesus. You'll want to take a look at
each one for your own personal benefit, and you might find that
in doing so, you can more knowingly point others towards the site
you think might best introduce them to the Savior.
Gratefully yours in Christ,
Elvin L. Ridder
U.S. Ministries Development Coordinator