Hebrews 6:20 “Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.”
In our home growing up, all decisions were approved by Mom and Dad. They rarely disagreed when it came to us children. It was a front of solidarity. No meant no. GOing outside, which friends to have, the time of our curfew; all decisions went through them.
Business hierachy, government, and even in the church; all decisions have a path that leads to someone or a group of someones that make the decisions.
On the grandest of scales, our life has many choices – many paths from which to choose. But, as there is but one Author, one Creator; He has chosen which is the right path. In any discussion centered on spiritual matters, there are central figures to each of them. Buddahism, Islam, Hinduism, Shintoism, Catholicism, Lutheranism, and so on. Each has their central figure they point to.
Christianity points to the one who’s name we follow – Jesus Christ. He is the One who stands at the crossroads of any one of those discussions. Either you believe He is who He says He is or you don’t. You either believe that Jesus IS the Son of God or not. That He is the Jewish Messiah spoken of in the Old Testament, or just an imposter.
Wars have been fought through the centuries over this very thing. The crusades of the Dark Ages revealed that the whole thrust was to exterminate those who named the name of Jesus Christ and simply believed the Bible. The stood up the the established church of the day and defied their decrees.
All you need do is follow the trail of blood left by the martyrs of old to find what they stood for. Salvation by grace alone. Not by baptism or good works, but by faith in Jesus Christ and what He did – not what we do.
Acts 4:2 “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
Jesus, Himself told us that He was the ONLY way to Heaven.
John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
The early church paid a dear price for preaching Jesus.
The world continues to try to erase Him from history – but the cannot, nor will they ever. You see, it has all been arranged by the very One who authored this life we live. We will all bow before Him. You can either accept or reject that truth.
Philippians 2:9-11 “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
Accepting Him as Savior on this side of eternity allows us to miss eternal punishment for not doing so here on this earth.
John 1:12-13 “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”
The tenets of every religion comes down to one question: “What do you believe about Jesus Christ?”
Did He rise again on the third day?
Can His shed blood forgive my sins?
Is He fully God?
There are those who have set out to disprove Him and His very existence found He was everything He said He was – and more!
Christianity; in fact, all of Christianity hinges on the Word of God being true. It is the sole source of our faith and practice. There are no additional books to be added. There are no discrepancies in the truths it teaches. It is perfect, preserved and inspired.
Our life: its direction; its success or failure; its ultimate and final destination rests on what we do with Jesus.
If you have never mde that choice or have put it off, I urge you to consider – “What will you do with Jesus?”
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