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Letter: We must believe Christ is the gate to our salvation

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Posted: Saturday, August 2, 2014 12:00 am

Believing in God and believing God are two distinctly different things.

Christianity is a very narrow path to a relationship with God. It is exclusively inclusive — open to all, yet a straight gate that few choose to enter.

The gate is hinged by truth, grace and faith. It isn’t locked, but it only opens one way — in.

Jesus Christ of Nazareth is that gate. It’s a hard saying, and impediment for the many who don’t want to see God in the God Man.

These same ones will believe many good things about Jesus of Nazareth, they’ll call Him prophet, rabbi, good man, even healer; they’ll accept Him as a social reformer, revolutionary, philosopher and teacher, but they will not accept Him as Saviour, as Lord. Why not?

Christ’s divinity is the most critical and most controversial issue facing each of us. Our salvation hinges on it, on the gospel of Jesus Christ and His millennial kingdom, i.e., belief that He is God manifest in the flesh, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died a propitiatory death on our behalf — nailing the law and our sins to His cross — buried in a tomb for three days and nights, arose from death as witnessed by many and ascended into heaven from whence He will return for the believing remnant, His church.

The contentment and happiness we experience in this life and where we spend eternity in the next depends on our belief or unbelief in the divinity of Jesus Christ — of our understanding of His gospel, of His word and will for us.

It is, always has been, and always will be about Christ Jesus alone — nothing, no one else, just Him plain and simple, but people want more.

William Van Amber Fields

Morada

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1 comment:

  • Mark Hillyard posted at 1:47 pm on Mon, Aug 4, 2014.

    Mark Hillyard Posts: 11

    Hi William, Jesus Christ nailed the ordnance's and rituals, daily sacrifice's, washings and such plus the curse of the Law which forbad Him to remarry Israel as the Law stated that if a person divorced and remarried or took a lover she/he could not go back to the former spouse. Jesus Christ states that he was married to Israel and for idolatry divorced her. "1Thus saith the LORD, Where is the bill of your mother's divorcement, whom I have put away? or which of my creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities have ye sold yourselves, and for your transgressions is your mother put away.
    2Wherefore, when I came, was there no man? when I called, was there none to answer? Is my hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem? or have I no power to deliver?" Isaiah 50
    2 Chronicles 7:14 "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves,..." We are no longer called Israel but "The nations will see your vindication, and all kings your glory; you will be called by a new name that the mouth of the LORD will bestow." That new name is Christian, or Sons of the Living God. Isa 62:2
    The Law is still in affect, ie, all the laws included with the Ten Commandments and explained by Moses in his books. For instance, there are sanitation laws that are still in affect, we have improved on sanitation in our land but the general law is still observed. Some peoples cannot understand these things but with education they will eventually come around to them. How long it takes to get there...after they stop fighting...
    Hope this helps you on the difference between the Law and the "handwriting of ordinances."

     

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