Jesus Is The Resurrection And The Life
"I am the resurrection and the life, He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live." John 11:25
The Lord Jesus Christ is the only God and King who died for all of mankind, was buried as a human being and resurrected as the Firstborn from the dead! No other god or deity can claim this supernatural act of sacrifice, making all gods illegitimate and false.
The world is full of false religion, demonic deities and doctrines of demons that cloud the true way of salvation and deliverance from eternal damnation. There are many roads that lead to destruction, broad roads of deception and deceit to entrap the unsuspecting that will ultimately lead them to Hell! There is a mindset today, especially in the West that all religion is good and even the Pope has said that there are many paths that lead to Heaven, making him a false prophet that will deceive 1.2 billion people, sending them to eternal damnation, not counting the billions deceived by the previous Popes!
A hard indictment indeed, you say, after all many religions help the poor and needy, establish hospitals for the sick and do many other good works, but remember, good works don't save anyone! Jesus said, "Many will say to Me on that day, Lord, Lord, have we not done many wonders in Your name?" His reply will be, "Depart from Me I never knew you!" Don't be deceived by false prophets and angels of light come to draw you away from the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ and send you to Hell by deluding you with a perverted and distorted truth, inspired by demons!
And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, (The true agape love of God) it profits me nothing. I Corinthians 13:3
JESUS IS THE LIFE
In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. John 1:4,5
As the old adage says, "The proofs in the pudding," meaning that the proof of the dish is ultimately the taste and so with Christ the proof is the light in a man's heart. Within the heart of man dwells the Holy Spirit of God that illuminates his spirit and so witnesses to the world that he is truly saved. No other faith or religion has a God who indwells a person's heart except demonic cults and covens where demons possess their host.
The light of the Lord Jesus Christ in us distinguishes us from the world and all of its false religious works and deceitful workers. Going to church, doing good works, being baptized and so on will not get you to first base in regards to eternal life. Only by repenting of ones sins and receiving by faith the sacrificial gift of the blood of Christ in ones heart will set a person free from the bondage of their iniquity. Even in most evangelical circles salvation is obtained by praying a little prayer, getting baptized and joining the church, something that doesn't exist in scripture.
The Lord Jesus Christ stepped into this world to save all of mankind from their inherited sin that originated from Adam, making everyone guilty and in need of the Savior's merciful gift of eternal life. In other words, God became flesh and sacrificed His own life for all that believe and receive Him as their Lord and Savior.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14
Now if Christ is preached that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ is not risen. And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty. I Corinthians 15:12-14
All the other gods, founders and deities of all the religions of the world are still in the grave, dead and gone, with only their memory to carry on a dead and ritualistic religion that ultimately avails man in his sin, nothing! The arch angel of light or should I say, darkness has blinded the world to the only truth that can save mankind from his sins and deliver his soul from an eternal death in Hell!
The resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ was the most powerful event in the history of the world without which none would be saved from their sins. Jesus bled in seven specific places giving us a complete deliverance from the effects of sin, sickness and poverty, was buried a man and then rose from the dead on the third day, proving His divine authority and power over death and the grave. The Son of God was raised immortal to give everlasting life to all who would believe in His death, burial and supernatural resurrection from the dead!
On this Resurrection Day will you believe and repent of your sins and receive the benefit of His glorious sacrificial gift of eternal life and become born again? If you are indeed a New Creation in Christ will you follow the Savior's call into obedience to the leading of His Holy Spirit and spread this glorious gospel of good news to a lost and dying world in need of salvation? If so, you will someday hear these words from the King of all kings and Lord of all, "Well done good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of the Lord!"
But now Christ is risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by man came death by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ's at His coming. Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and authority and power. For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. I Corinthians 15:20-26
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin