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times of trouble. So we will not fear, even if earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into to sea. Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge! A river brings joy to the city of our God, the sacred home of the most high. God himself lives in that city; it cannot be destroyed. God will protect it at the break of day.” Now onto love. Paul, who studied Jesus, knew very well about the love of Jesus which followed Paul all his life until he was able to say: “And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. Death can’t, and life can’t. The angels can’t, and the demons can’t. Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, and even the powers of hell can’t keep God’s love away. Whether we are high above the sky or

in the deepest ocean, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” That verse was found in Romans 8:38-39. I don’t think that human needs are ever going to change in the new millennium and either are God’s promises and teachings.Thirdly, the recorded experiences of Jesus are enough to make the most amazing book ever written. This is because it really happened and because it is so unique. No other book or movie ever made is able to come in close competition with this truly amazing story full of love, action, betrayal, miracles, courage and even death. Such a plot can intrigue anyone of us and meet the challenge for a story that can arrest the hearts and minds of the people of the millennium era. Of

any book or story to fail in the millennium, the book of Jesus and his teachings would be the last to go. J.R. Tolkien, maybe. James Bond, yes. But the story and teachings of a revolutionary hero, never!Now in conclusion to my argument on the survival of the teachings of Jesus Christ in the 3rd millennium, I’d like to quote from author Philip Schaff in 1913.”Jesus of Nazareth, without money and arms, conquered more million than Alexander, Caesar, Mohamed and Napoleon; without science and learning he shed more light on things human and divine than all the philosophers and scholars combined; without the eloquence of the school, he spoke words of life such as were never spoken, nor since, and produced effects which lie beyond the reach of orator or poet. Without writing a single

line, he has set more pens in motion and furnished themes for more sermons, orations, discussions, works of art, learned volumes, and sweet songs of praise than the whole army of great men of ancient and modern times.Born in a manger and crucified as a malefactor, he now controls the destinies of the civilized world and rules a spiritual empire which embraces one-third of the inhabitants of the globe.”