Whyte House Family Spoken Nonfiction Books Holiday Edition #23: Just Jesus Part 3

Welcome to the Whyte House Family Spoken Nonfiction Books podcast: Holiday Edition episode #24. Today we are reading chapter 2 of the book “Just JESUS: The Greatest Things Ever Said About the Greatest Man Who Ever Lived” by Daniel Whyte III.

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Jesus’ Effect on the World

Jesus Christ’s influence stretches through time and beyond into eternity. Much of the turmoil and social debates in our society today are on account of His name. Undoubtedly, Jesus’ lasting effect on the world is unmatched by any other person in history…everywhere His name is praised and reviled, welcomed and hated…but no one can deny His impact.

Jesus gave history a new beginning. In every land He is at home: everywhere men think His face is like their best face—and like God’s face. His birthday is kept across the world. His death-day has set a gallows against every city skyline. Who is He? —George A. Buttrick

Despite our efforts to keep Him out, God intrudes. The life of Jesus is bracketed by two impossibilities: “a virgin’s womb and an empty tomb.” Jesus entered our world through a door marked, “No Entrance” and left through a door marked “No Exit.” —Peter Larson

Jesus did not spend His time guarding the customs; He was sent to His death by the men who did. —Kenneth J. Foreman

Never does human nature seem so courageous and so wicked all at once as when we stand before the cross of Jesus! The most enthusiastic hopes, the most profound humiliation, have found their inspiration there. —Phillips Brooks

Jesus came, not to hush the natural music of men’s lives, nor to fill it with storm and agitation, but to retune every silver chord in that “harp of a thousand strings” and to make it echo with the harmonies of heaven. —Frederic W. Farrar

When Jesus comes, the shadows depart. —Inscription on the Wall of a Castle in Scotland

After reading the doctrines of Plato, Socrates or Aristotle, we feel the specific difference between their words and Christ’s is the difference between an inquiry and a revelation. —Joseph Parker

An era in human history is the life of Jesus, and its immense influence for good leaves all the perversion and superstition that has accrued almost harmless. —Ralph Waldo Emerson

The nature of Christ’s existence is mysterious, I admit; but this mystery meets the wants of man. Reject it, and the world is an explicable riddle; believe it, and the history of our race is satisfactorily explained. —Napoleon Bonaparte

I am no more of a Christian than Pilate was, or you are, gentle hearer; and yet, like Pilate, I greatly prefer Jesus of Nazareth to Amos or Caiaphas; and I am ready to admit that I see no way out of the world’s misery but the way which would have been found by His will. —George Bernard Shaw

As little humanity will ever be without religion, as little will it be without Christ. —David F. Strauss

Christ is the key to the history of the world. Not only does all harmonize with the mission of Christ, but all is subordinate to it. —Selected

Jesus astonishes and overpowers sensual people. They cannot unite Him to history or reconcile Him with themselves. —Ralph Waldo Emerson

No one else holds or has held the place in the heart of the world which Jesus holds. Other gods have been as devoutly worshipped; no other man has been so devoutly loved. —John Knox

I know men; and I tell you that Jesus Christ is no mere man. Between Him and every person in the world there is no possible term of comparison. Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I have founded empires. But on what did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded His empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for him. —Napoleon Bonaparte

Christ is the only answer to an insane world. They will not understand that the trouble with the western world civilization is not economics, but more—good and evil! They are thinking they can make things work by policies, inventions, but man will never live on this planet without God! —Malcolm Muggeridge English writer and media personality

It is not difficult to see one vital significance of Jesus Christ: He has given us the most glorious interpretation of life’s meaning that the sons of men have ever had. The fatherhood of God, the friendship of the Spirit, the sovereignty of righteousness, the law of love, the glory of service, the coming of the kingdom, the eternal hope—there never was an interpretation of life to compare with that. —Harry Emerson Fosdick

We believe that the history of the world is but the history of His influence and that the center of the whole universe is the cross of Calvary. —Alexander Maclaren

Jesus Christ’s claim of divinity is the most serious claim anyone ever made. Everything about Christianity hinges on His incarnation, crucifixion, and resurrection. That’s what Christmas, Good Friday, and Easter are all about. —Luis Palau

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Thank you for joining us for this episode of Whyte House Family stories. You may purchase a copy of this novel and any other Christian fiction books read on this podcast from Amazon.com.

Now, dear listener, please know that God—the divine Author of all things—wants to write a great story with your life as well. But first you must give Him the pen by trusting Him with the life He gave you and surrendering your heart to Jesus Christ as Savior. Here is how:

1. Accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 7:20: “For there is not a just man upon earth that doeth good, and sinneth not.” Romans 3:23 reads: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

2. Accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

3. Accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” The Bible says in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

4. Accept the fact that you cannot do anything to save yourself! The Bible states in Ephesians 2: 8, 9: “For by grace are ye saved through faith: and that not of yourselves: it is a gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

5. Accept the fact that God loves you more than you love yourself, and that He wants to save you from hell. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

6. With these facts in mind, please repent of your sins, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and pray and ask Him to come into your heart and save you this very moment. The Bible states in the book of Romans 10:9, 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Dear friend, if you are willing to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, please pray with me this simple prayer: Heavenly Father, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

May God bless you until next time.