Americans are now describing themselves as non-religious at historically high rates. Despite this trend, it is still popular for people to talk about Jesus in a positive, admirable way. Biblical illiteracy may be on the rise but people still know bits and pieces of Jesus’ life and teaching. We must help them fill in the missing pieces.
Jesus is fully grace and truth. He does not condemn the sinner or condone the sin. He is compassionate, merciful, gracious, and returning in glory to judge the nations. He is the way, the truth, and the life without whom no one comes to God. If you leave out any part of Jesus, you risk defining him incorrectly. As Christians, we must help to articulate a robust, biblical view of Jesus.