This will have to be a long answer – as it is a most important question.

By a miracle from God.

Some Christians and many ordinary folk doubt this fact – but if Jesus was an ordinary human, born normally, He could not possibly do the things that Jesus did! To the Christians who cannot accept that it happened, well to them I say “what else do you not accept, do you not believe them too?”

God could not be with an ordinary human in the same way He was with Jesus, i.e. no miracles or healing and no resurrection either.

God prophesied to Eve, that: “one of your seed, (offspring – a human being), will bruise Satan’s head.” (Genesis 3:15)

And 500 years before Jesus was born the Prophet Isaiah wrote: “Behold, a virgin shall conceive.” and “For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given and the government shall be upon His shoulders. His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, The Mighty God, The Prince of Peace, the Everlasting Father and of His kingdom there shall be no end.” (Isaiah 9:6)

Who else fits that role?

No ordinary person could – only Jesus could.

Further on, Isaiah wrote of the suffering and rejection of ‘Him’ and the words can only apply to the one who was crucified for us. This is all in Isaiah ch. 53

The Conception: Mary was engaged to Joseph when the Archangel Gabriel paid her a visit. Not many get a visit from him! Gabriel said: “Congratulations favoured lady, God is with you. You will have a child and you are to call Him Jesus, for he will save the people from their sins.” Mary said: “How can this be, for I am a virgin?” Gabriel went on: “The power of the Holy Spirit will overshadow you so that the child born to you will be utterly holy.” Mary said: “I am the Lord’s servant. I am willing to do what ever he wants.”

Jesus is actually God's Son and human in the same person.

When Joseph found out that she was pregnant, he did not report her (to have her stoned to death for adultery) but resolved to quietly divorce her. The Archangel Gabriel then appeared to him saying: “Do not be afraid to take Mary for your wife for she is with child from the Holy Spirit.” Joseph agreed and Mary did have the baby Jesus. (Luke 1:26-39) Jesus was born in Bethlehem.

That location too was mentioned in prophecy, see Micah 5:2.

And ‘wise men’ from a long way away who knew about it, and came to ‘see the new born king,’ bringing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh (Matthew 2:9-12). So that is about how it happened. It requires faith to believe and enjoy the way God works out His purposes for all of us.

Fairly simple really. When we are young we think we will live forever – death does not come into our thoughts. The Bible says: “A man’s life is 70 years and 80 if he is fortunate.” When you get old we get tired of living. Some just want to die because life can be hard. Some want to live here forever – I do not!

However a quiet, young person has written this – and would like to stay young. Really all our stages of life need to, and must change. Why?

We eventually get bored and soon (because you are around 11 to 12 years old) girls or boys will be important to you.

Within a few years a particular girl,or boy, will look to you like a good person to marry.

Later a couple naturally would like a family – children.

Later, as your beautiful children grow up and marry…grandchildren mostly come into your life. You will love that.

This is a life-cycle plan that occurs to most people and the older you get the more tired you become until disease and sickness may come and take your life. Christians are happy to die. I have known a few too.

So, again I say, our life here is like a kindergarten or school, to get us to know God and look forward to being in heaven with God for eternity, for ever.

Another reason is that parents and grandparents love to see the child growing – and so take many photos to show others and often brag as to how great their growing child is. I see this a lot – and I believe God wanted it that way.

Yes, He truly was.

Nobody but God's son could have done the things Jesus did, unless he was truly God's son.

Read Q.8 and think about it, please – better still get a Bible and read what Jesus really got up to.

I will not try here but Jesus raised the dead, made the blind to see and often was so crowded by people very anxious to hear every word he spoke He needed to retire at night, or at early mornings to go , be alone and pray-talk to God (His father) and so renew his strength. When one woman forced her way to Jesus just to touch his garment she was healed of her sickness. Jesus turned and said: “Who touched me – for I felt power go from me?” (Question 39)

It takes but a moment to become a Christian – but it takes a lifetime to know about Jesus and the Christian life.



Q11: Why were we born?

This is the all time favourite that everybody wonders about. Some folk forget it and never have any direction in life at all. Others worry, but never find anything that satisfies the heart.

Because we are made in God's image, I believe that we belong to God. We are His children. A girl in one school put her hand up to answer that question: "So God could have a family." Simple but very true and I like it. I cannot believe we were born to be like any animal - maybe to be eaten? Never.

Ask that question of anybody and most will say: "I dunno." (I don't know.)

If you believe that you belong to God, then all through life you want to please Him. Remember He does know our thoughts and doing what God wants, pleases Him and so you find He is there to help and guide us. It can and does happen. I know many folk who have had help from God.

Here is a Bible quote from Paul to Christians in Ephesus. Paul never saw Jesus, but God chose to change him from a Christian-hater to a Christian evangelist. God met and changed him on the road to Damascus (see Acts 9:1-30). Paul had a brilliant mind and God used him to spread the 'Good news' all over Asia. He wrote: "Long ago, even before he made the world, God chose us to be His own, through what Christ would do for us; He decided then to make us holy in His eyes without a single fault. His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into His own family by sending Jesus to die for us. And He did this because he wanted to." (Eph.1:4-6) Please note well; being a Christian in God's family can be a great life, with real fun and good friends.

Sad to say too many Christians seem to think a good time and fun cannot be had. Some say, "You have to be serious, life is hard." Rubbish!

I love a good clean joke and a laugh. See my Jokes page!

Or send me one you have heard?

No, but I like to go and see my friends and be among people who think and believe like me.

The church is not the building – OK! The church is the people who meet together there. Many churches do not have a building, some even meet under a tree. In some countries Christians have to be 'unseen' or they may be killed. And some churches only have one Bible among 50 members.

Say you lived at Ayres Rock. Bit silly to drive to Alice Springs, a round trip of 200km! But there are many Christian radio and TV programs to help you learn and grow in knowledge. We all need to grow. Buy a Bible or search

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