Here is something that amazes me every time. I posted a statement that Jesus made in the Gospel of John on my Twitter.
I quoted John 14:6 which is in case you may not know right off-hand is, “I am the way, the truth and the life, no one shall come to the Father but by me.”
As soon as I posted it, it was not Christians that responded, but Atheist. They were all over me, calling me a liar and other things.
When I posted it, I didn’t even have atheism on my mind. I posted it as an encouragement and as biblical truth.
The Atheist came out of the wood works ready to attack.
I engaged with them for a little while and was amazed as always with their talking points.
Makes one wonder what it is about Jesus and Christianity that sets them off. Another funny thing is that Atheist spend a whole lot of time arguing with people about something they believe does not exist. Books have been written, seminars and debates are held worldwide for something they do not believe in.
I believe that deep in their hearts, there is a stirring going on. A spiritual warfare. They already belong to the evil one without even realizing it.
It’s sad really, to deny God’s existence which they have no proof of. This denial of God and His existence is by faith and I don’t have enough faith to be an Atheist.
Please pray for them, they are too blind to see or refuse to see. They refuse to come to the light which is Jesus. Jesus Himself said so: “And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” John 3 :19.
Jesus is the only way, not a way as many want to believe and teach. Even among Christians and some denominations, this statement of Jesus is being disputed. It’s a movement called “Religious Pluralism” Our God is not a Burger King, we can’t have it our way. God has provided us with only one way to be reconciled with Him and that is through Christ Jesus and His precious blood.
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Thank you for the re-blog. I apologize for the very late response. Blessings.
Thank you very much for your kind words and re-blog. Sorry for the very late response. Blessings.
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Thank you Brent. Blessings.
Thank you Brent. Blessings
Amen, Freddy! You’re spot on, brother!!
WHAT CAN I DO TO NOT BE SAVED?
What can you do to not be saved? In order to not be saved, all you have to do is ignore the New Covenant terms for pardon.
The following are some of the ways you cannot be saved under the New Covenant.
1. You cannot be saved by a whirlwind.
2 Kings 1-11 And it came about when the Lord was about to take up Elijah by a whirlwind to heaven…..11 As they were going along and talking, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire and horses of fire which separated the two of them. And Elijah went up by a whirlwind to heaven.
You cannot be saved by a whirlwind under the New Covenant terms of pardon.
2. You cannot be saved by works of love and faith.
Luke 7:44-50 ……47 For this reason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much; ….50 And He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”
The woman had her sins forgiven because she washed the feet of Jesus with her tears, kissed His feet, and anointed His feet with perfume. She loved much and had faith. Men today cannot be saved by works of love and faith. That is not the terms of forgiveness under the New Covenant.
3. You cannot be saved by the publican parable.
Luke 18:9-14 …..But the tax collector, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, the sinner!” 14 I tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
Men today cannot be justified like the publican. The publican did not confess that Jesus was resurrected from the grave. There is no evidence the publican even believed that Jesus was the Son of God. Simply saying a humble prayer to God does save anyone. The publicans were Jewish tax collectors. Saying the prayer of a Jewish tax collector is not the terms of forgiveness under the New Testament.
4. You cannot be saved under the Judaizer’s salvation plan.
Galatians 5:1-5…..3 And I testify again to every man who receives circumcision, that he is under obligation to keep the whole Law. 4 You have been severed from Christ, you who are seeking to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.
You cannot be saved by blending Christianity and the Laws of Moses. That is against the terms of pardon under the New Covenant.
5. You cannot be saved like the thief on the cross.
The thief believed that Jesus was the Christ.(Luke 23:39)
The thief feared God.(Luke 23:40)
The thief asked Jesus to remember him when He came into His kingdom. (Luke 23:42)
Was thief saved? Yes.
The thief did not believe in his heart that Jesus was raised from the dead by God the Father.(Romans 10:9)
The thief was not baptized in water. (Acts 2:38, Mark 16:16, Peter 3:21)
If you believe you can be saved like the thief, then you have to believe you can be saved without being baptized in water, and that you can be saved without believing in your heart that God resurrected Jesus from the grave
The thief died under the old covenant and got a direct pardon from Jesus. Men, today, are living under the New Covenant. You cannot be nailed to the cross today and get a direct pardon from Jesus. Jesus is not on the cross He has been raised from the dead by God the Father.
6. You cannot be saved like Enoch.
Genesis 5:24 Enoch walked with God: and he was not, for God took him.
Enoch did not believe Jesus was the Son of God. Was Enoch saved?Yes.
Enoch did not confess that God raised Jesus from the dead. Was Enoch saved? Yes.
Enoch did not believe that Jesus shed His blood on the cross so he could have his sins washed away.. Was Enoch saved? Yes.
Enoch was not baptized in water. He was not immersed for the forgiveness of his sins. Was Enoch saved? Yes.
Was Enoch born of the Spirit? No. The Holy Spirit of promise was not given until the Day of Pentecost. Was Enoch saved? Yes.
Can men today be saved like Enoch? Absolutely not. Men, today, can only be saved by meeting the terms of pardon under the New Covenant, also know as the New Testament.
7. You cannot be saved like the paralytic.
Luke 5:18-20 And some men were carrying on a bed a man who paralyzed; and they were trying to bring him in and set him down in front of Him. 19 But not finding any way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and let him down through the tiles with his stretcher, into the middle of the crowd, in front of Jesus. 20 Seeing their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.”
Jesus forgave the sins of the paralytic because of the faith of friends. Can men today be saved like the paralytic? No, they cannot.
The paralytic was saved without personal faith.
The paralytic was saved without repenting.
The paralytic was saved without confessing Jesus as the Son of God.
The paralytic was saved without being baptized.
The paralytic was saved without believing that God raised Jesus from the dead.
The paralytic was saved without confessing Jesus as Lord and Christ.
The paralytic was saved before the New Covenant was available.
TO BE SAVED TODAY MEN HAVE TO MEET THE TERMS OF PARDON UNDER THE NEW COVENANT.
The New Covenant was not in effect until Jesus died. The birth of the church of Christ was the Day of Pentecost.
Hebrews 9:15-17 For this reason He is the mediator of the new covenant, so that , since a death has taken place for the redemption of the transgressions that were committed under the first covenant, those who have been called may receive the promise of eternal inheritance. 16 For where a covenant is, there must of necessity be the death of the one who made it. 17 For a covenant is valid only when men are dead, for it is never in force while the one who lives made it.
The apostle Peter told all men how to be saved under the New Covenant. (Acts 2:22-41)
NEW COVENANT TERMS FOR PARDON.
FAITH: John 3:16
REPENTANCE: Acts 2:38, Acts 3:19, Luke 24:47
CONFESSION: Romans 10:9-10, Acts 8:37
WATER BAPTISM: Acts 2:38, Mark 16:16, 1 Peter 3:20-21, Acts 22:16, Colossians 2:12-13, Titus 3:5, John 3:5, Galatians 3:27, Romans 6:3-7
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This is real truth spoken in love.
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Thank you Cathy for the re-blog.
Thank you very much for praying for those who do not yet know the Lord. Many blessings to you.
The only other alternative besides eternity with Jesus is eternal separation from God i.e Hell for those who refuse or deny Him. There are no shades of gray with God. It’s black or white. The only way to heaven is through Jesus, there is no other way. Those who teach that there are many ways are gravely mistaken and unfortunately many are being deceived by those false teachers. And, you are right, people choose their own destiny.
If there was even one person who didn’t need a Savior, God would have never sent his Son Jesus Christ to suffer and die on the cross for our redemption. Jesus died for everyone– but you must first believe and accept the free gift of salvation. As a side note, why would anyone want to spend eternity in Heaven anyhow if they don’t believe in the Christ? People choose their own destiny.
Very well said ! I will join you in praying for them.
Amen, most of us have friends and family members that do not yet know The Lord. Praying for them.
Amen to that. We are truly living in the last days. They want to live in a world without any moral values, a world were everything goes and no one to tell them that it is wrong. It’s like the Bible says in Isaiah, woe to those who call evil good and good evil. Thanks for commenting.
Thank you Rick. Many blessings to you my friend.
Thank you Terry.
Oh, so well said! I agree – they really put a lot of effort into something they don’t believe exists! And not only them, but the world really goes against Christianity on a far more vicious level than any other ‘religion’. Do they not think there is something to it, then…
Good Morning My Friend,
Thank you for your post and standing boldly for the Lord Jesus Christ. John 14:6 is definitely a defining scripture and a proclamation of our Savior. Our God will not be denied His rightful place amongst the hearts and minds of the people in which He created. I am reminded of the scripture that says, “ The Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul and spirit, joints from the marrow, it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” I pray that those who oppose believers and the Word of God will come to the mercies of God through the Lord Jesus Christ. Thanks for being a soldier of the cross……
I am glad you made this post. It is good that the atheists came out of the woodwork. It gives you yet one more chance to show them that God is the only way, the only answer
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Thank you very much. Blessings.
I have a personal reason to pray for them. My own father & brother are in the dark and so close-hearted to His Truth.
Thank you Lyn and Amen.
Have had similar experiences. I think you are spot on here with what you said…they have struggles. And, not to mention, the enemy hates Jesus..so oftentimes when we happen upon people who are in serious bondage, they will become angry, having no reason..other than the mere mention of Jesus. It is the enemy holding them in bondage who hates the name of Jesus… so we should always pray and press on… God bless you!