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WILMINGTON, NC, September 27, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- During the last century, there have been 100's of millions of people who have seen the initials WWJD and know it stands for "What Would Jesus Do", however very few know where the book came from that gave us the 'first' thought regarding WWJD (What Would Jesus Do?). Terry Christian, author of 'What Did Jesus Say', provides the background:
In 1896, for his Sunday night services, Charles Sheldon thought he would write a story, which would continue one chapter a week, about various persons who applied "What would Jesus do?" to their lives. Sheldon was soon preaching to a packed crowd and his messages were organized and released in a book. In His Steps became a best-selling religious fiction novel, first published in 1896, the book has since sold more than 50,000,000 copies, and ranks as one of the best-selling books of all time.
The full title of the book is 'In His Steps: What Would Jesus Do?'. Though variations of the subtitle WWJD "What would Jesus do" have been used by believers for centuries, it gained much greater currency following publication of the book. Millions have asked themselves WWJD (What Would Jesus Do?) and now, WDJS (What Did Jesus Say) finally answers that question.
When I was first called to compose a book containing only the Words from Jesus without any added comments or opinions, I didn't understand it and then I found out how few Christians have read all 4 Gospels containing the Words of Jesus. Hence very few even know what Jesus said in order to even know what Jesus would do.
Millions of Christians are misled into believing what Jesus said is not relevant compared to what Apostle Paul said. This is the main cause of many of the religious divisions in Christianity. Its said that 9 out of 10 Christians have never read all 4 Gospels and 60% have never even read one 'complete' Gospel. Its no wonder the Body of Christ is so divided worldwide; it's said we have over 30,000 different Christian religions and oddly enough many teach from the same Bible yet attack each other over their different opinions about the meaning of the Bible.
While composing my book, I researched (outside of religious academia) the different books in the New Testament - who wrote them, who voted them in the Bible, what books were rejected and when was the Bible formalized, and where did Sunday Worship, Easter and Christmas all come from and why are so many churches in disagreement. I was amazed to learn how 'man's' religious opinions could mislead so many from what Jesus said by creating so many different denominations, non-denominations and freestyle churches after the big breakaway in 1600 AD. And now, many of these 'religions' directly attack the Catholic Church as being evil and they say there's over 'one billion' Catholics going to hell - wow. Such religious arrogance.
In conclusion all I can say is, if you really want to know WWJD, it really helps to know WDJS and when you know what Jesus said, then you know what God said and when we do what Jesus said, we're pleasing God and serving His will and in doing so, we walk in His peace …… May His Words and love, be in all we think, say and do.
More is available at https://www.whatdidjesussay.org/blog/.
Imagine you're walking down the beach, and you come across a crowd waiting for Jesus to appear and teach them. What would he say? Would he talk about current religious and political conflicts, or would he speak about Love, Light, and Truth? Readers can join in for a walk with Jesus and listen to his words as he shares with them the Seven Messages from the Master. Each spiritual message reveals His teachings that will strengthen and guide anyone to a most peaceful life in Christ.
'What Did Jesus Say' contains over 500 Bible verses spoken directly by Jesus as recorded in the red-letter edition of the New King James Bible, organized by subject. There is no interpretation, opinion or commentary.
Terry Christian's ministry, Foundations For Life, is an online ministry dedicated to helping Christians worldwide. Their calling is to help all Christians mature in their relationship with Jesus Christ. H-E-L-P means Helping Everyone Live Peacefully in Christ.
This brotherly approach allows us to focus on our loving similarities as members of the whole Body of Christ, rather than on our differences in worshiping and practicing our faith, so common today from one church to another or one Pastor to another. The mission is to teach the Way by the Word.
Terry helps families and congregations, as well as clergy, come together, in love, as one body in Christ, in one accord, in order to perform a greater work for Christ. He is dedicated to creating the relationships that build stronger marriages, families and churches.
'What Did Jesus Say...The Seven Messages From The Master' is available in full color glossy print, eBook and Kindle. An audiobook version is available for Windows and Macintosh. Several bundled packages are available at the book website, http://www.wdjsbook.com.
Terry Christian is available for media interviews. Please contact PrimeStar Publicity using the information below.
More information is available at his ministry website at http://www.foundationsforlife.org/, and his book at www.wdjsbook.com.
Terry Christian is a former motivational speaker and executive trainer with over 20 years experience giving more than 2,500 presentations to private and public audiences across America and Canada. Today, Christian counsels individuals and couples seeking a more mature understanding of their relationship with Jesus Christ. His life is now dedicated to helping his Christian brothers and sisters live in a never-ending state of peace, love, truth and forgiveness as followers of Jesus Christ. He says after repentance and being born again, this was the main message Jesus taught; and teaching the Way by the Word is the cornerstone on which his book and ministry is founded.
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