Don Lemon, on July 6, 2020, at the beginning of your program, during your back and forth with Chris Cuomo, you said, “But here’s the thing. Jesus Christ—if that what you believe in is Jesus Christ—admittedly, was not perfect when He was here on Earth, so why are we . . . .”
A Need for Evidence
For your assertion about Jesus to stand, you need to offer proof. If you cannot apologize to everyone who believes in the perfection and righteousness of Jesus. I don’t believe you want to fall prey to the very things you comment on about other people, do you?
A Christian Marker
I don’t know, but if you consider yourself a Christian, know you aren’t, if you believe Jesus was imperfect while on Earth. The preceding assertion also holds for others if they believe the same thing about Jesus as you do.
Don Lemon, if you and I consider ourselves Christians, we’ve to believe everything in the New Testament, the doctrine of Jesus Christ, the gospel of the kingdom (Matt. 4:23). May I suggest you read John 14:30; Hebrews 4:15; and 1 Peter 2:21- 22?
The first Scripture speaks implicitly, but the last two explicitly about the righteousness of Jesus.
A Righteous Jesus Christ
Don Lemon, He had to be righteous, without a flaw. Righteousness ensured He could die for you, others, and me—the entire world—to save us from our sins (John 1:29). If Jesus was unrighteous as we were when we came into this world (Rom. 3:23), He couldn’t save anyone, not even Himself (Rom. 5:6-8). He too would have had a need for a Savior.
If we believe in Jesus, we ceased being unrighteous (2 Cor. 5:21). However, believing demands doing (James 2:20, 26) what Jesus tells us to do (John 14:15). James confirms the preceding claim: “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves ” (James 1:22).
In short, James revealed that if you, Don Lemon, and I don’t do what Jesus tells us through His apostles, we deceived ourselves as did Eve (2 Cor. 11:3).
The Significance of Claiming Jesus Unrighteous
Don Lemon, here’s the bottom line of what you said about Jesus. An unrighteous Jesus would not only make God a sinner, because sinners reproduce sinners but also render the Bible, the word of God, the instruction manual for life and living, a pile of junk, worthless, except burned for light and heat.
Thanks be to God, that’s not the case, Don Lemon. Anytime our beliefs or opinions portray any member of the Trinity to be less than who He tells us He is in the Bible, what we said about Him reflects us, not Him.
Speaker of Truth About Jesus, Don Lemon or the Apostles
With everything said above in mind, should we take your opinion about Jesus over the truths the apostles revealed about Him and everything that flows from those truths? If yes, then offer us reasons we should. You should or would offer at least one rationale if you’re aren’t playing God, or live by your own edict about listening to others.
Alternatively, Don Lemon, if we shouldn’t take your word, then humble yourself before God and apologize. It would show that you value “intellectual integrity,” and believe truth and error exist. Do you? All journalists must.
The Mind of Truth
Don Lemon, whether or not you engage doesn’t matter. Truth keeps track of those who attempted to contradict it. We need to be mindful that the living truth is the person of Jesus (John 1:1-2, 14; ] 14:6). Thus, truth has an eternal memory, which is infinitely longer than an elephant’s memory.
We can only embrace or reject truth, but not contradict it. We can liken any attempt to refute truth to us kicking concrete with our bare foot.
An Encouraging Word
Cheer up Don Lemon! You’re not alone by speaking falsehood about Jesus. For years, CNN produced documentaries about Jesus laden with errors.