Friday, October 26, 2007

Is Jesus the only way of salvation?

What does the Bible say? (more of Walter G. Johnson's sermon)

Acts 4:12
"And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved."

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."

1 Timothy 2:5
For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

Philippians 2:9-11
For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name,so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth,and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

I have often been asked, "What will happen then to all of those people around the world who believe in a god but don't believe in Jesus?"

All I can say is that I am not God and that is not my decision. However, the Bible is very clear to me when it says in John 3:17,18
"For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him."He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God."

What I do know then, is that God the Father has revealed Himself and His plan of salvation in His Holy Word and revealed it in His only begotten Son Jesus Christ.

I urge every person who has accepted this revealed Jesus as Lord to give thanks for God's moving in your life and share it with others.

I urge every person who has not accepted this revealed Jesus as Lord to accept Him this morning. Amen!!

Wow! Now there's a pastor preaching the truth!

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