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No one has impacted the world more than Jesus Christ. Even if you are a religious skeptic you can’t deny his impact on history, Western civilization, and the world.

Not to mention Christ’s role in creation and his work on the cross for our salvation.

19th century British pastor, Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) pointed this truth out.

“Christ is the great central fact of the world’s history.  To him everything looks forward or backward.  All lines of history converge upon him.  All the great purposes of God culminate in him.  The greatest and most momentous fact which the history of the world records is the fact of his birth,” he said.

Spurgeon is simply echoing something that scripture states.  In particular the Apostle Paul proclaims:

“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.  For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.  And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.  And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent,” (Colossians 1:15-18, ESV).

Jesus is the central fact of history, but is he the central in our lives? Ultimately, that is what matters.

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