2020-09-10 - For Prayer and Consideration
Part 2 ~ More Thoughts
John 14:6 Jesus *said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me."
Last week we saw how people are watering down what is required for salvation. To be "good enough" is to say that Jesus didn't have to die on the cross. We can be good enough that we score enough points to get in to Heaven. If Jesus is the way, the truth and the life, how is it that we can ever be good enough. It's a cheap lie to buy into that will fall into one poor false truth after another.
Ready for a few more stumbling blocks?
The next shaky viewpoint is that eternal salvation can be somehow earned. Survey results indicate that 58% of Americans believe that no absolute moral truth exists and that the basis of truth of factors or sources other than God. The Bible tells us that Jesus assured his Disciples of these three points. John captured this in chapter 14 of his gospel. The one way to meet the Father is through the doorway of salvation that Jesus clearly spelled out. It is no different today than it was when Jesus walked this Earth, shared the Father's love with the people He met and with his Disciples who walked with Him … For us.
If sin, not following God's will, is something we can do and toss it aside because we are "good enough". Then Jesus didn't have to come to die to save us. But, He did! He came to become the perfect Lamb to be sacrificed on the cross at Calvary to pay show us the cost of sin. To offer eternal salvation to anyone who would listen. To teach His Disciples how to share the Good News. They shared with anyone who would listen far and wide. Many hear that call to be freed from sin and know a different life with hope for the future.
More to come soon. Blessings to you all.
Grace & Peace,
All verses are from the New American Standard Bible (NASB) unless otherwise noted.