It is evident that we are in a world of diverse religions and beliefs, and thus freedom to anyone of them. Deciding to be a Christian (accept Jesus Messiah) amidst all these diversities, even though I have not the slightest idea what informed your choice, is the wisest and the most rewarding decision and endeavor you can ever make.
In verse 15, Jesus asked, “but what about you, who do you say I am?” What we said to Him, and by dint of that, have earned us the name Christians, is the reply Apostle Peter gave Jesus for His question above. “You are the Christ (Messiah), the son of the living God.” Others recognize Him as one of the several ordinary prophets, but we own Him savior of the world. Bottom-line
Reading on further to verse 19, reveals to us the wonderful things that have been granted unto us for the recognition and acknowledgement of Jesus as Messiah.
- Your name and destiny have been changed forever. You are His.
- The keys to the kingdom of heaven is given unto you.
- Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in Heaven, and whatever you lose on earth will be loosed in Heaven. – Your utterances have become mountain movers.
Albeit the hullabaloos and cacophonies of religious talks, arguments, and debates everywhere in the media, I have chosen without any pinch of shame, regret, whatsoever, to be a Christian because Christianity is the only sure way to everlasting life.
Be wise and recognize Him Messiah!