You Must Come Through the Son
By David J. Stewart
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.
The Bible is adamant that there is only way to God the Father, and that is through God the Son. There is NO salvation apart from the name of Jesus . . .
Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by Him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. NEITHER IS THERE SALVATION IN ANY OTHER: for there is none other name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Tragically, most Jews and Arabs today, both descendants of Abraham, reject Jesus as the Christ, the Son of God. Islam and Judaism alike deny that Jesus is the Messiah, nor that He is the Son of God.
It is alarming to realize that God's people, the Jews, stubbornly reject their own King and Messiah. Yet, nearly 2,000 years after Jesus walked this earth, most Jews today reject Jesus as the Christ. They deny that Jesus is the Son of God. They deny that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life as the Word of God proclaims. Acts 3:13, The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified His Son Jesus; Whom ye delivered up, and denied Him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let Him go. The same self-righteous, Christ-rejecting, religious group of Pharisaical Jews who hated Jesus 2,000 years ago, hate Him today. Nothing has changed.
Likewise, Muslims who follow the Islam religion reject Jesus as the Christ. They deny that Jesus is the Son of God. They deny that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life as the Word of God proclaims. It is tragic indeed! How could over one billion descendants of Abraham deny the very Messiah Who paid their sin debt? The Koran was written by one man, Muhammad, who hated God, Jews and Christians. The Koran contains no prophecy.
The Koran clearly states in, The Women 4.171, that God has NO Son. In sharp contrast, John 3:16 in the Word of God declares that God DOES have a Son, For God so loved the world, that He gave HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. The Koran teaches that Jesus didn't die on the cross (The Women, 4.157). Clearly, Islam and Christianity are DIAMETRICALLY opposed. Yet, the Devil comes to us through MANY false prophets today, who falsely claim that Christians and Muslims worship the SAME God. Allah is a Pagan god, who has no son.
The Bible plainly teaches that the promise God made to Abraham, to bless his seed (Israel AND the Arabs), does NOT apply to anyone who is a Christ-rejecter. Romans 4:13, For THE PROMISE, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but THROUGH THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF FAITH. This Scripture speaks of the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ; and not the self-righteousness of Judaism and Islam.
Biblical salvation is of God, only made possible by Christ's righteousness (2nd Corinthians 5:21). Any hope of eternal happiness, blessing and peace can only be obtained through the righteousness of JESUS CHRIST (Matthew 6:33). Jesus shed His precious blood to pay our sin debt (1st Peter 1:18-19). So many Jews today think that they are automatically going to Heaven because they are God's people, but that is not what the Bible says. Romans 4:13 plainly states that the promise of blessing is only to those who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ. Sadly, this excludes most Arabs and Jews today, who are Christ-rejecters. Judaism doesn't believe in Jesus Christ.
Furthermore, we read in Galatians 3:26, For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. How much clearer could the Bible be? Many singers, ministers and authors claim that everyone is a child of God; but that is NOT what the Bible says. Galatians 3:26 says that only by faith in Christ Jesus can anyone become a child of God.
The Jews are the people of God; but only born-again believers are the children of God. No Jewish person who is a Christ-rejecter will be allowed into Heaven. That is true of everyone, Gentile and Jew alike. God is NO respecter of persons (Romans 1:16; 10:12). Jesus frankly told Nicodemus, a Jewish leader, a Pharisee... Ye must be born again (John 3:7).
The Word of God plainly teaches that JESUS CHRIST, GOD'S SON, IS THE ONLY WAY TO GOD THE FATHER. 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.
The New Age religion being embraced nowadays by the masses of the world, teaches that there are many paths to the light, and no one way of salvation. The Bible condemns such teaching as being the doctrine of devils. 1st Timothy 4:1, Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils. Many people have departed from the Christian faith, and are following demonic doctrines today. Anyone who talks about worshipping God, without worshipping Jesus Christ, is not saved. They are only worshipping religion, a false god. In order to truly worship God, one must worship the Son of God, Jesus Christ!
There is NO alternative, NO options, NO other way of salvation, than through the precious SON OF GOD! No amount of sincerity can replace faith in the Son of God. No amount of religious devotion nor selfless sacrifice can replace faith in the Son of God. You must come through the Son!
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