Universally Ignorant

In the Book of John, Chapter 14, Jesus answers the question of who He is, where He is going, and what is the eternal truth His Life, Death, and Resurrection will mean.  Yet, from that very time forward, there would be question’s concerning who He was.  This very day there are (c)hristian’s who claim Satan does not exist, Jesus sinned while He was on the Earth, and that the Holy Spirit (Comforter) is just a symbol (Lukewarm and the new (c)hristians)  This is the state of the world today, where “Dazed and Confused” seems to be the mantra.  But if you are a Christian, how do you not understand?  Let’s take a look at Chapter 14 of the Book of John and see if we can answer that question:

{14:1} Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

If you believe in God, and God has brought His only Son to die for our sins, how can you not believe in Him (Jesus Christ)? It is a fool who calls themselves a Christian and does not believe it is important whether Jesus lived, died, or was raised from the dead.

{14:2} In my Father’s house are many mansions: if [it were] not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

Jesus is assuring all of us that when He left the Earth, it was to prepare a place for each of us. It is because once we believe Him to be the Son of God, who died for our sins, and was resurrected in glory as we, too shall be one day; we will have a place prepared for us in Heaven.

{14:3} And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, [there] ye may be also.

We can rest assure that we will one day be with the Lord forever, He says that He will return for each of us and bring us to Heaven himself.  This is not the speech of a mortal man making vain, empty promises, but the Son of God, proclaiming to everyone of us His promise to us.

{14:4} And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

Now, where He was to go was Heaven, and yet, even His very disciples were confused about the way:

{14:5} Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?

Here, to end all discussions for eternity about “The Way” to Heaven, or whether there may be many different routes to Heaven, is Jesus answering:

{14:6} Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

How much clearer can He be? Yet, to this very day, we have all kinds of beliefs on how to get to Heaven, ESPECIALLY among Christians (the type that I refer to as (c)hristians):

  1. I am the Way:  He did not say “I am but one way”, or “I am A Way”.  There is only one way to Heaven, that is through Jesus Christ
  2. The Truth: There is only one truth (all else, even if it has good arguments, is a lie) – Jesus Christ.
  3. The Life: Eternal Life is what we are talking about here. Not the carnal, sinful, and temporary life we have on Earth. We are as sojourners, visitors in a strange land, on our way to a better and lasting home.  If He is Life, than anything else outside of Him is…Death
  4. NO MAN cometh unto the Father, but by Me: No one, no matter how “good”, “loving”, and “kind” they are, can come unto God but through Jesus Christ. It is extremely important, the most important thing you will ever do in this life, to come to grips with the 4 statements above.

We as humans are fallen from our original state. We are sinful, and it is a part of us. We cannot approach the Creator as we are. It is only through His loving kindness, that He sacrificed His only Son, to redeem sin for all eternity. You and I, cannot by any process whatsoever, redeem ourselves back to God. We need an interceding spokesman. Someone who can stand before God, rebuking Satan’s accusations against us, and making us acceptable.  Jesus Christ is that spokesman. He died with our sin in Him, and because He did so, we can now once again stand before God. His death and resurrection guaranteed to all that believed in Him, life eternal. If you are a Christian, you cannot get around

 “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me”

So:  What do you believe?

Universally Lost

Judges 21:25 – “…every man did that which was right in his own eyes…”

Matthew 13:14-16: “And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive”
13:15 – “For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.”
13:16 – “But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.

John 17:3 – “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”

John 17-24 – “…for thou lovedst me (Jesus Christ) before the foundation of the world...”