JESUS

Jesus.

Why is there so much debate how to get to heaven? Why is there so much fighting over cups and baptism and names that we divide ourselves? Church of Christ, Baptists, Lutherans, Methodists, Pentecostals, Catholics, why do each of us argue that we are the only ones who are making it, when we each understand a different aspect of our God? Why do we try to separate when we are supposed to be one church, one body, one baptism? Why is it, if someone doesn’t believe the way we do, they are not making it? Why?

Jesus.

The truth is guys, is that we are foolish. We think that we are so smart, that our theology will save us, when the truth is, only Jesus can save. Only the son of God has that power: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6.

Jesus.

Yes, the church is the Lord’s instrument in sharing the Gospel, but we are not the only way that God’s word can be shared. The Lord does not need us, the Bible is littered with examples of God using pagans and gentiles when His people were not faithful to Him. WE ARE NOT THE WAY TO HEAVEN–ONLY JESUS!

Jesus.

Only Jesus can rescue. Only Jesus can save. Yes, we are supposed to be the salt and light of the world, but how are we doing that when we’re too busy fighting amongst ourselves? How can we show the love of Christ, when we’re busy practicing anger and hatred?

Jesus.

So, we can allow cups and names to continue to divide us, and allow the love of the Lord to be shown in other ways; or, we can accept our differences, accept that we are one church, and allow the Lord to do amazing things through us.–You decide.

JESUS!

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