Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A BIG Rock

There are BIG rocks and small rocks in the Christian faith. There are ESSENTIALS and non-essentials. The Apostle Paul presents us with one of the NON-NEGOTIABLES in his letter to Timothy:
“For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,” - 1 Timothy 2:5.
Jesus said it this way, “I am the way, the Truth, and the Life … no one comes to the Father except by me.” John 14

Believe it or not, this is not the popular view in the world today. In fact, the truth of only one God and Jesus being our only way to Him is even a fuzzy concept in the minds of many “Christians” today. Check out this scary statistic: 57% of evangelicals believe that other religions can lead to eternal life? Whether or not this is a completely accurate statistic, the possibility of any significant number of evangelicals believing that there is any way other than Christ is troubling.

Claiming that there can be another way other than Christ is to nullify His sacrifice. It is to spit on the cross. Jesus said, “if you do not believe that I am the one I claim to be, you will indeed die in your sins” (John 8:24).

It might be politically and socially correct to say that God could make another way for people of other religions, but God has clearly told us in His Word that the only way is through Christ – PERIOD! Paul very clearly says that if you want access to the Father for now and for eternity, then you had better know the Son – Jesus Christ. When I say know – I don’t mean know of Him, but rather KNOW him as you savior and your Lord. Again, “There is only ONE GOD and THERE IS NO OTHER WAY TO THE FATHER, BUT THROUGH HIS SON – JESUS CHRIST!”

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