Many people have criticised believers in Jesus Christ as being too narrow-minded because we preach that he [Jesus Christ] is the only way to salvation. They point to the numerous other religions of the world and say, “How can you say Jesus is the only way to God?”
The problem with this question is that it is based in a concept of salvation by works. In other words, the person asking it still believes that people can get to heaven by being good enough. Scripture says this is decidedly not the case.
The apostle Paul makes it clear that salvation is available only through the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made when he carried the sins of the world on the cross.
For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ. (2 Cor. 5:21, NLT)
No matter how good you are; no matter how religious you are; no matter what you do for God, you can never be good enough, or holy enough to earn salvation.
Any plan of salvation that is based on the efforts of man is doomed to failure. But the Bible tells us that salvation has been made available to us because Jesus came to earth and bore our sins on the cross.
We live in a chaotic and uncertain world. Events confront us that can make us question: how can I know Jesus and what is His plan for me, today? Even in the most troubled times you can be sure of thing; Jesus loves you and has an incredible future planned for you.
Jesus gave up everything including his life so that you and I wouldn’t have to. He only asks that we recognise we are lost and wayward and needing a Saviour. He only asks that we lay down the pride of our selfishness that says, “We don’t need God.”
That pride is sin. The plain truth is we are born that way; born in sin and separated from God. That’s why our lives get so messed up.
What are you searching for? The list could be long and the answers may be many, but there is only one right answer to your search, to your struggle—Jesus Christ.
It is wise to count the cost of Christianity, just as it is wise to consider the cost of life without it. Should you decide you do not want to live in loneliness, hopelessness, fearfulness, or whatever state you find yourself in, the next step is simple. Answer this question, “Are you willing to lay down your pride and ask God for help?”
If so, then by faith, which comes from God, recognise that you need Jesus as your Saviour. Commit to putting your trust in Him so that you will be right with God.
Trust in Jesus, he will not let you down. Lay your pride down, hold your head up, and receive new life. The Bible says, “For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture says, ‘Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame'” (Romans 10:10-11).
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