Who was Jesus? Prophet, madman, myth, healer…The question may even register a hopeless blank stare. These blank stares motivate evangelist J. John. Fighting the rising tide of unbelief in Britain and across the world, J. John has devoted over 30 years to proclaiming the excellencies of Christ. While speaking at the Premier Christian Radio Conference in London, I had the privilege of filming with J. John. With churches closing and the percentage of “nones” rising, I asked J. John what Londoner’s opinion would be of Jesus Christ. J. John replied,
“I think we live in a very pick and mix culture, so we would probably get a little bit of this, and a little bit of that, and a little bit of that. I think a lot of people will say that he was unique; he was someone of great significance. They may not use vocabulary such as, “Oh, he’s the Son of God.” You know, “He died on the cross,” that sort of thing. But I think people are intrigued by Jesus. But as I often say, a lot of people’s understanding about Jesus and about Christianity is a misunderstanding.”
Unfortunately, this heartbreaking ignorance about Jesus Christ is even in the church. To stem the rise in Biblical illiteracy, Cristie Jo and I, in conjunction with our upcoming documentary, are authoring a trilogy that will assist Christians in their quest for Biblical knowledge.