Saturday, April 11, 2009
It Is Not About A Religion
Jesus said to him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life,
no one comes to the Father but through Me.
Curious to know what comes to mind
about Jesus stating "I Am the Way, the Truth and the Life"
I have two sets of uncles and aunts along with cousins,
who have been Jehovah Witnesses for many years now.
One of the principles of their faith
is that the Jehovah Witness Religion is Truth.
They have been taught that all other beliefs
and religions are false.
I asked one of my cousins what he was trusting in
to receive eternal life from God.
He said, on judgement day if God would find
that he lived an obedient life as a Jehovah Witness
he would be rewarded with eternal life in a newly created earth.
The word grace and it's understanding
is not in his vocabulary.
My cousin's faith is performance driven.
We are on two different roads.
I do confess that I am a driven person also,
but I am depending upon the finished work of Jesus Christ,
for my eternal life.
If my faith is performance driven
it is based on the performance of my Lord Jesus Christ.
I thank the Heavenly Father for driving me
to the foot of the cross of His Son.
There the pierced hands of Jesus reached out to me
and I grabbed hold of them... never to let let go.
Today, I have many brothers and sisters in the Lord.
They have church memberships in many different denominations,
but we are all one... through our saving faith in Jesus Christ.
The good news is that one of these cousins
came to know Jesus Christ as his Lord.
He and his wife have sinced joined a Baptist church in Florida.
Praise the Lord... God never gives up on any of us.
His hands are always stretched out
to recieve us into His loving arms.