Friday, March 25, 2011

Studies in John 14-16 - John 14:6

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.

I typed in ‘cult definition’ in the Google search bar. The first definition returned was this:
followers of an exclusive system of religious beliefs and practices
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Looking at John 14:6. . .It surely seems that Christianity fills the definition of a cult. Political correct thinking today is that there are many roads to salvation. . .But! That is not what Jesus says. Sorry, if you take the words of Jesus to be true, then there is 1 way, 1 truth, and 1 life.

I don’t send anyone to heaven and thanks be to God, I don’t send anyone to hell. It’s not my decision. It’s not my words. It’s not my desire. It’s not God’s desire that any should go to hell:

2Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

But one day. . .

Revelation 20:11-12
And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. (12) And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

All will be judged according to their works. . .and what payment is there for sin without sacrifice? What can we do on our own, to undo the evilness of our actions in sin? I weep. . .there is nothing I can do to correct my past evil deeds, but repent of them and ask for them to be covered by the blood of His sacrifice. . .

Acts 22:16
And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

Revelation 1:5
And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

Baptism and blood. . .cleanse us of our sins in the past and of our sinful nature in the present. . .Why wait???. . . Be baptized. . .call upon the name of Jesus. . .avail yourself of His sacrifice. . .cover your sins with His blood. . .wash them away. . . Be buried with him:

Romans 6:4-8
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. (5) For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: (6) Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. (7) For he that is dead is freed from sin. (8) Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:

Make that decision. . .hunger to be freed from sin. . .call out to Him. . .Have your sins washed away. . .walk in newness of life. . .

Deuteronomy 30:19
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

The decision is yours. . . It is put before you. It is not His will, but it is your choice. . .

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