These are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. John 20:31
Jesus was crucified by people who did not know who He was. The Bible emphasizes this repeatedly:
Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. (Luke 23:34)
And now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers. (Acts 3:17)
None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. (1 Cor. 2:8)
The people in Jesus’ generation crucified the Lord of glory, and they did so because they did not know who He was. Why didn’t they know? Because they failed to consider the evidence about Jesus—His teaching and way of life.
Our generation is in the same position. Loud voices are raised against Jesus in our time, and many have been presented with a distorted picture of Jesus. How would you know if this has happened to you? The only way to find out is to look at the evidence that is available to you in the four Gospels—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. They tell you what Jesus said and did.
Maybe you have family, friends, or coworkers who have rejected Jesus, but they have never considered the evidence. You could invite them to open the Bible for themselves, read the Gospels, and consider the evidence for Jesus. This is how people come to faith: “These are written so that you may believe.”
Who could you invite to read one of the Gospels with you?