Posts filed under ‘salvation’
What people do not realize is that there is a great need within the life of every individual. That need can only be filled by God. However, Satan comes along and does his best to provide substitutes and they work…for a while. In the end, they offer no real fulfillment and wind up doing a great deal of damage to the person, even resulting in their untimely death.
We are – as a global society – being led to the slaughter by individuals whose consciences have been seared because they have wholeheartedly given themselves over to become fully corrupted. They are now incorrigible and the only thing that will stem the tied is the supernatural act from a holy God.
I pointed out how quickly superficiality has overtaken society. In fact, I find that most people won’t talk about how bad the economy is getting or why it’s getting worse. They won’t discuss the problems in the Middle East or how the Bible speaks to these issues. It appears that most people – even many church goers – would rather talk about the normal things in life. They want to talk about football or basketball and many of them act as though things will go on as normal since that’s the way it’s always been.
Satan has been rebuilding that kingdom since Nimrod’s Babel. We are at the point (I believe) where things are coming together. The world is being moved toward a one-world government. Satan will place himself as leader over this government in the form of his “spiritual” son, Antichrist.
Jesus came into this world to fulfill the law by living a life without sin. He succeeded. He came into this world to offer Himself as a sacrifice so that the justice of God would be satisfied, while His wrath would not have to be poured out on humanity. Those who reject this truth will – unfortunately – have His wrath poured out on them eternally. Will they stop sinning after they die? No, they will continue to sin forever and ever and because of it, God’s wrath will never cease. Does God want to do that? Of course not, but too many people think they know best.
There is only one thing in life that is worth hearing over and over again until people “get it.” That is the gospel. There is no other source of salvation except Jesus Christ and He makes that very clear in John 14. He and He alone is the way, the truth, and the life and no one (NO ONE) comes to the Father except through Him. How does one do that? By believing that He is who He says He is and that He has existed before all time and that because of His life without sin, His sacrificial death, and His resurrection, salvation is available to all.
Jesus was born into this world as a fully human child and given as a son by the Father. “For unto us a child is born; unto us a son is given,” (Isaiah 9:6). With this one sentence, we see in Jesus His full humanity as well as His full deity. Jesus, the Eternal Son (His position within the triune Godhead), was given by the Father to humanity in order to become a ransom for many (cf. Matthew 20:28). Jesus is not only the reason for the season as many are fond of saying. He is the precious gift of the Father to a world filled with sinful, fallen, rebellious humanity.
As we learn in Philippians 2, God took on the form of humanity, lived among us, and through Jesus, we see the Father. In other words, Jesus is the exact representation of God in human form (Hebrews 1:3). In another place we read that in Jesus, the fullness of the Godhead dwells in bodily form (Colossians 2:9). This is something atheists simply deny. They are entitled to their belief system, but in essence, when they try to eradicate Jesus from the public sphere, they are guilty of imposing their “religion” on the rest of us. Of course, they don’t see it that way at all.
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It’s not the true Church that is culpable in the coming judgment of America and the world. That judgment is coming in spite of prayers, standing firm in our beliefs and dedication to God, and our constant witness to the truth of God and His Word.