Bible Ballistics: BBs #151 Only ONE WAY???
I just have a simple word today. Just because a “preacher”, or a “famous person”, or for that matter, when “anyone” says something they claim that Jesus and the Bible says, teaches or proclaims—it doesn’t make it necessarily so. It may sound cute, or nice or tickle the ears of the hearers, but you better be sure it’s the truth.
Yes, Jesus loves the world. Yes, Jesus died for the deliverance of all. God’s love is totally unconditional, but His forgiveness that cleanses and saves IS NOT!!! Salvation and forgiveness are conditional—conditioned on repentance and faith in the saving, atoning, substitutionary blood of Jesus. It doesn’t matter what your sin is—if keeping your sin is what you want to do, God will allow you to keep it. But you can’t hold on to your way and receive God at the same time. Here are a few scriptures– you check them out for yourself.
Luke 13:2-5, “And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? 3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. 4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? 5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” Simple—repent or perish.
Paul, speaking of Jesus and salvation,
“Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:” Colossians 1:13-14. Redemption and forgiveness are only found in the blood of Jesus!
Jesus tells us again in John that it’s His way or no way:
“And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. 24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.” John 8:23-24 Believe in His saving blood to save you from you sin!!!
And in conclusion:
“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21
FROM SIN!!! It is sin that separates us from God—Jesus came to deliver us FROM THE SIN THAT DESTROYS.
“Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: 2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. 3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.” Isaiah 59:1-3
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” Romans 3:23 ALL HAVE SINNED! That’s ALL! Any sin! Every sin!
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23 Lord meaning the one before whom you bow!
Sin destroys!!! Cling to your sin and die. OR let go of your sin, repent and receive life in JESUS!!
“He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12 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: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” John 1:10-13
Born again of God, NOT man and his sweet-sounding lies.
As Jesus said: “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God…….Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” Portions of John 3:3 & 5
So??? May you look to Jesus today to save YOU FROM YOUR SIN? Repent of your sin and open your heart to believe in Jesus death, burial and resurrection for your SIN, and be saved today. He loves you and so do I—enough to tell you the truth even if it hurts or offends.