Christianity Is The Only Way To Salvation (four)
Only Jesus, the Divine, can give rest.
(…continues from part 3…)
4) You must be very careful when pacifiable words of religious affinity are released into your system with an intention to solve a spiritual problem. Religious didacticism is designed to get you enlisted into its membership. Woe, I promise you, betides whoever goes on the transportational train of any other religious worship that has not the Christ as the Alpha and the Omega. You cannot find, through any spiritual search, the Author of the creationism anywhere else outside Christianity. Religious philosophies have a way of taking you off guard, designed to keep you away from the ultimate Way, Truth and Life – Jesus Christ. Will God allow more than one entrance into His rest? To do that will definitely breed spiritual turbulence. Any attempt to manage the coexistence of Christianity with man’s religion will end up a capricious treatment of God’s protocolary.
To the question in every mind asked by Thomas, it says in 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.” Now, it is evidently clear that most people read the Bible like they read the thrilling novels of James Hardly Chase. They read it like they go through Wole Soyinka or Chinua Achebe just to pass Literature examination or Bible Knowledge course. For this reason, let me explain the above Scripture. “I am” in the Greek is egō eime and it is the same as Jehovah – I AM THAT I AM – which means ‘self-existing One’. The noun ‘way’ is hodos (hod-os’) ‘a road; by implication a progress (the route, act or distance); figuratively a mode or means; destiny.’ Jesus, the great I Am, is the true course of divine life. Grammatically, definite article ‘the’, preceding ‘way’, ‘truth’ and ‘life’ admits none other person, save Jesus Christ.
Without Him, the Saving Compass, none can experience eternal life; does it not say, somewhere, “without Him was not anything made that was made” and again of Whom it says, “That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world” (John 1:9). From this same John 14:6 He is the ‘truth’ which is alētheia (al-ay’-thi-a): ‘fact, reality, certainty.’ Through Christianity one comes in contact with Jesus, the Eternal Foundation, even the truth that sets one free. The reality of salvation is activated by the protocol of the Christian Bible. Jesus is ‘life’, zōē (dzo-ay’) in Greek: ‘life – unending life of the Divinity.’
The Author of Christianity says in John 10:8 “All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.” Every salvific utterance that fails to acknowledge the Lordship of Jesus is a manipulation of Satanism; the reason being that He is ‘the Door leading to redemption of souls. “All other ground is sinking sand”, as the old hymn truly sings it. Matthew 11:27 “All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.” The word ‘knoweth’ is epiginōskō (ep-ig-in-oce’-ko): ‘to become thoroughly acquainted with, to know accurately.’ Without Christianity, which is the pillar and ground of the truth through the Church, there is no accessibility to the eternal Father.
And Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, taught the elders of the Temple of Jerusalem what religion had failed to reveal concerning Jesus, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12 ). Mark 16:15-16, “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16) He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.” Those who refuse to trace their steps back to Jesus, their first love, will be lost forever, for turning their backs on Christianity. Corroborating this verse is John 3:36 “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”
1Corinthians 3:11 “For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” Christianity is the way of life. It is the only redemptive agency. Jesus Christ, the true Saviour, is its foundation. No other religious leader before the Incarnation – Baal, Buddha, Krishna, Tao etc. – or those who showed up after His resurrection and ascension – Zoroaster, Muhammad etc. – knows the way. These religious leaders must be followers of Jesus or have hell very wide opened welcoming them as each of them died. 1Timothy 2:5 “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;” the Author of Christianity, who continues to reach out, saying, “Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest!”
“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending…” (Revelation 1:8)
Revelation 1:8 “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.” Alpha and Omega are words that meet with divine protocolary. Being the first and the last of Greek alphabetical characters of word productions, what it prognosticates is that every other letter in between those letters are definitely of Him. Is Jesus the Word of God? Then the conceptual intent of Alpha and Omega points to the fact that every word from or of the Divinity is definitely Jesus Christ. The Personage of Revelation 1:8 is the beginning and the ending, meaning that He has no beginning and no ending. He is the “which is” the Owner of the present time of creation. He is the “which was”, Whose existence goes beyond the eternality of the past. He is the “which is to come” the Master and the Lord of eternity to come. This Person of Revelation 1:8 is the Almighty, the Author of Christianity. Selah!
Getting born again is a conscious effort on the part of an individual. Get born again. Say this sinner’s prayer.
“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”
(…to be concluded…)
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