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The Savior: (Article continued from "Our Dilemma")

Intro | Creation | Our Dilemma | The Savior | Our Enemy | The Options | A Final Word |

The Bible states that we can only be saved from hell, which is called the second death, through God’s only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. "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. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." (John 3:16-18)

Jesus came to this earth about 2000 years ago as a perfect and holy sacrifice for mankind. He paid the price for our sins on the cross, so that through Him we may have reconciliation with God. Sin entered into the world by one man, Adam. Sin entered into the world by flesh, therefore sin was to be taken out in the same manner, by the flesh.

Jesus, who was birthed by the Virgin Mary but conceived by the Spirit of God, lived a perfect, sinless (See Hebrews 4:15) and holy life before both God and man. Jesus, who preformed numerous miracles to confirm who He was, later became hated by the people of that time so that God’s plan for our redemption might be fulfilled.

Since Jesus was not conceived by man but by the Holy Spirit, He was not under the curse of sin and death like we are today. Jesus however, in His great love, did what He was born to do; He died for our trespasses and sins so that we may have eternal life with Him, in heaven.

Satan, the devil, who is the father of lies and all that is false planned to kill Jesus. He entered into the hearts of many men and put in them a desire to see Jesus’ death. The teachings and sayings of Jesus uncovered and exposed their great sin. Not only did Jesus uncover their sin, but the sin of the world. Therefore they hated him and plotted to kill the very one that was sent to deliver them.

Jesus was falsely accused and condemned, spit upon, mocked, beaten, bruised, whipped, tortured and crucified on a cross. The one who was sinless bore the full weight of all of mankind’s sin, so that we would be made free. Jesus’ life was not taken from Him however, no, He willingly gave it up for you and me.

Now the death of Jesus was illegal. Satan had no right to kill Jesus because Jesus was not under the law of sin and death. In three days, like Jesus said before He died, He was raised from death to life again! In His hands are now the keys of hell and death which satan once held. All authority in heaven and in earth has been given to Christ. He is seated at the right hand of God the Father and will judge all men and woman at the end of their lives.

The Biblical case: The only doorway 

Jesus Christ is the only doorway to God and heaven. This may sound intolerant but Jesus said it, His resurrection confirms it, the Bible supports it and we at Believe Today Ministries wholly believe it and accept it as truth. As I said before we are here to proclaim the truth.

There are a lot of things in this world that will make you feel good. There are a lot of belief systems that may make you feel good, but feeling good and truth are two completely separate things. Living with a good feeling will not save your soul. Sincerity in another God will not save your soul. You can sincerely be wrong, and that is not something you can afford to be when it comes to your soul. If what you believe in is false then your hope is false.

Not all religions lead to the same God. Jesus said “… I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6) The world (through satan) has created a system of “feel good” religions that give the believers a false sense of inner peace. They have this inner peace because 1.) They follow a form or appearance of “religiousness” or “Godliness” 2.) Their doctrine occasionally contains some truths, and 3.) They have been deceived into thinking that no matter what they believe, who they call God, or how they live their lives they will see heaven or paradise when they leave this earth.

Many people fall for these beliefs because it saves them from having to clash with other religions. They feel they can openly embrace any and all religions (even though contradictions exist) thus making them feel good about how they live their lives. In many people’s minds “I am a good person” equals “I am going to heaven.” This however is simply not the truth.

According to the rules of logic, conflicting statements cannot all be true. For example:

2+2 = 4. 2+2 cannot = 6 2+2 cannot = 100. 2+2 cannot = 4 and 6 and 100 at the same time.

In the same manner, while contradictions exist, all religions cannot possibly be true. It is a logical impossibility. Therefore if they are not all true, then not all of them can lead to God.  I tell you “there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;” (1 Timothy 2:5)

My friends, Jesus is the light of this world. “I (Jesus) am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.” (John 12:46) All who have not accepted the light, which is Christ, is in the darkness. There is but one truth, and one hope and both are in Jesus Christ. The world hates Jesus because the world is in darkness and darkness is offended by the light.

Darkness does not understand the light. This is why the world does not truly understand Christianity. Only the ones who receive the light into their heart can understand it. Jesus said “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” (John 10:9) There is no other door by which you may enter into eternal life.

God loves you more then I can explain to you with words. He is with you everywhere you go, He knows your joys and understands your sorrows. He is present when you laugh and with you when you cry. He sees each tear and knows your frustrations and pains. If you don’t want a relationship with God however, how can God comfort you?

God is calling out to you! If you are here, I am convinced that He has had His hand stretched out to you for some time now. He is here for you right now, all you have to do is take His hand, and trust in Him.

I know this may be difficult to grasp, however what I proclaim to you today is the truth. God, because of His great love for you and I, made a way for us to be reconciled with Him. He came to this earth in the flesh to personally suffer in our place. While we were yet in our trespasses and sins Jesus died for us; Jesus suffered greatly for us.

I pray that you carefully consider what I say to you today. Today is the day to make a change. Today is the day to make a choice. Today is the day to turn to God, for you are not guaranteed tomorrow. None of us plan to die, but we will indeed all pass away. For your name to be written in the book of life, which is the book that contains the names of all who are accepted into God’s Kingdom, you must accept God’s Son Jesus Christ into your heart.

I pray that today, you make the most important decision of your life, and accept Jesus as your Savior and Lord. (To do this right now, please click here!)

The Logical case:

The New Testament, though scripture, is still a collection of historical documents. There are more manuscripts (over 24,000 to be exact) that verify the accuracy and authenticity of the New Testament then there are manuscripts for any other historical event on earth!

If the resurrection of Jesus didn’t happen, why isn’t there a single historical document from that time refuting the claims of the disciples and followers of Jesus? If Jesus was killed and was found to be a false teacher, would the disciples really go on to successfully teach and prove that He was the risen Savior of the world? Could not the people of that day simply go to the burial site and say “Look, here is the tomb of your Jesus, and here is His body.” That didn’t happen however, there was a tomb, but no body was present. Today there are stories that the body was stolen by His disciples, however would these men give their lives and suffer through torturous deaths for something they knew themselves was a lie? It simply doesn’t make sense.

If we (at BTM) did not believe and know Jesus was truly the risen Christ, if we had not seen evidence in our own lives, this web site would not be here today. I would not spend endless hours trying to convince others of something I wasn’t sure of myself. I have seen evidence however, and I offer you many proofs including my life as living testimony to God’s great changing power, for I myself was not always a believer, but now by God’s great love have been redeemed. Therefore, with an attitude of thanksgiving towards God and love for man, I have devoted my life to sharing the same gospel of Jesus Christ that was shared with me; the same gospel that brought me to repentance and placed in my spirit the indescribable joy in Christ that I now possess. I have been shown great mercy by God, and therefore work diligently to bring His good news to all who are willing to hear the truth.

Christianity is not just a religion but a personal relationship with God. Christianity is not true to us because it feels good; it feels good because it is true. Christianity is separate from every other religion in the world. No one other then Jesus ever claimed to be God, and gave solid evidence to back up what He said. There is no other man in history that has influenced the earth as much as Jesus. 2000 years after His death and resurrection the entire world continues to debate His teachings, philosophies, and commands. The Bible records 3 years of Jesus’ 33 years on this earth. Is it logical that the entire world would still be debating a time span of 3 years of one man’s life over 2000 years ago if something miraculous hadn’t happened? There are almost 2 billion believers in Jesus Christ today. Three years of one man’s life have caused almost 2 billion people to believe in and on Him. Is this not a miracle in and of itself?

If Jesus was not God in the flesh, if Jesus did not die and rise from the dead, if Jesus was a liar or a mad man, then He has caused the greatest deception in all of human history.

Article continued on page 5: "Our Enemy"

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