Jesus Says . . .
A few years back, the E. F Hutton financial management company produced a series of commercials in which there was a lot of background conversation going on in a popular restaurant. Two people at a table were talking about stocks to buy. One person gave his stock broker’s advice with all of the background noise continuing. Then, he asked his friend what his stock broker advised. The friend replied, “My broker is E. F. Hutton and E. F. Hutton said...” At that point all conversation in the restaurant stops and the waiters attending the table lean in closer to overhear the conversation. The commercial closed with these words: “When E. F. Hutton speaks, people listen.” I am not sure how accurately the commercial represents its product, but I am confident that what follows will correctly represent what is true when Jesus speaks.
Jesus is described in Scripture as deity. Using the Greek word logos (translated: Word) to describe Jesus, the Apostle John wrote, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made” (John 1:1-3). What makes the words of Jesus so important is who He is: He is God. Matthew’s gospel describes Jesus, the baby born to the virgin Mary, as Immanuel, a Hebrew name that means “God with us!” (Matt. 1:23).
Jesus said and His words, “And if anyone hears My words and does not believe, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him—the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day” (John 12:47-48). The Bible affirms that Jesus has all authority in heaven and on earth (Matt. 28:18), which makes what He speaks on any subject authoritative.
I have chosen the title “Jesus Says. . .” to express the purpose of the articles we will be posting on this site: to provide what Jesus has said about the various subjects on which I write. I claim no authority on my own. I am a fallible man like all other men. My opinions are just that—opinions. Disagreeing with one another is what men do. Therefore, I will be citing as much as possible what Jesus says because I happen to believe that there are many people who think what Jesus says matters! We invite you to follow our posts and share them with your friends.