Friday, October 18, 2013

THE ANSWER

Trying to reason that we all believe in the same God on this earth is ludicrous.  If a person would put forth half a brain-cell and some quality time to the study of the different beliefs in this world, he/she would find that Allah, Buddha, and Jesus are not the same.  This all is relative movement makes every individual's truth - the truth.  Truth is singular, not plural and non-negotiable!  Wonderful for all of us God made it incredibly easy and told us point-blank who and what was The Truth - Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. - John 14:6  

"The gospel is NOT, in my personal view, one option among many other valid options about the way to redemption and salvation. Jesus Christ is not an option, He IS the only way.

...the REAL issue IS NOT belief systems at all. Or even about being offensive, as damaging and callous as that can often be. The issue is far greater than any of that.

The real issue is a matter of " Life or death!" It seems to me that in scripture mankind has been offered an either/or [“Yes” or “No” if you will!] choice of whether we will accept redemption and eternal life in Christ. A "yes"brings inclusion. The opposing choice of "no" is rejection of Him with the result of...you get the picture I'm sure. “He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life” [I Jn. 5:12]."  (
http://vtmbottomline.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-charge-of-exclusivism-and-answer.html)

It is not that humanity is o.k. and we need to better ourselves by seeking a path to God.  It is not about doing enough good in this world to earn a ticket into whatever any of us might consider paradise or heaven.  The Apostle John says it nicely - God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son. - John 3:17-18

We messed up through one man - Adam.  God supplied the only answer - Jesus Christ.  If you haven't, I encourage you to raise your hand in this classroom of humanity and accept and confess The Answer today!