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Only One risen Saviuor

Only One risen Saviuor
There is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved - Jesus

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Acts Day 145 - Believe or Not

13:38 Therefore let it be known to you, brethren, that through this Man is preached to you the forgiveness of sins; 39 and by Him everyone who believes is justified from all things from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses. 40 Beware therefore, lest what has been spoken in the prophets come upon you:

41'Behold, you despisers,
Marvel and perish!
For I work a work in your days,
A work which you will by no means believe, 
though one were to declare it to you.’”

The Story is simple. Death is the end for anyone who breaks the law. No amount of good behaviour after the infraction can erase the infraction. No amount of trying to massage the law into something else will work either. Murder is murder. Hate is murder. Lust is adultery. Only purity is pure. The thought life must be as holy as our behaviour. Anything less than perfect holiness is sin and the wages of sin is death. Jesus did not come to this world to condemn us for our sins. We were condemned already. The path was set. The damage was done. Jesus was on a rescue mission. He came to seek and save the lost. He came to give life to us, the walking dead. He accomplished this by living a holy life and then dying in our place. He is the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the whole world.

Paul stands before these Jews in this synagogue far from Jerusalem and explains that the message of Jesus is a message of forgiveness freely offered to all who believe. 

Believe. It's one word yet on it hinges life and death. Religion would have us believe that life and death hinges on behaviour but it's too late for good behaviour as a means to save ourselves. The damage is done. We needed a hero and One came. He came because God so loved the world that He gave us His only Son that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life. 

Not one person will be lost because they were too bad to save. There is only one way to be lost and that is to reject the rescue mission of Jesus accomplished for us all nearly 2000 years ago.

 

40 Beware therefore, lest what has been spoken in the prophets come upon you:
41'Behold, you despisers,
Marvel and perish!
For I work a work in your days,
A work which you will by no means believe, though one were to declare it to you.’”

Believe - John 6:29

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