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Reverend Canon James Byrum

At the name of Jesus, every knee should bow Yes or No?

Jesus, Christians believe, is the name that is above every other name. However we all know that the very name of Jesus incites an immediate and varied reaction.

I have found it interesting over the years that many people really like to think about and even talk about God. Every religion has God as the center of it. There are so many choices and so many thoughts to contemplate. But when you narrow it down and invoke the name of Jesus, people usually clam up. Some get really angry and do not want to talk about Jesus. Why?

I think it has something to do with the fact that Jesus always has and always will divide people. And, the truth is, it cannot be any other way. You either believe he is the Son of God, who was sent by God the Father to die on the cross for our sins, or you do not believe this central tenant of the Christian faith. We who do believe and put our trust in Jesus believe He in fact rose from the grave to new life so that you and I and all who believe might have eternal life spent in his presence. Or, if you do not believe this, you dismiss Jesus and relegate him to being just another man who died tragically at the hands of the Roman and Jewish establishment. There is no middle ground and so I think Jesus cannot help but divide people.

If he is the Messiah, then at his name we should indeed bow our knee in homage. So what do you think? If he is the Messiah, is he your Messiah? At the name of Jesus, every knee should bow. Yes or no?