December 13, 2015

Who is Able to Save Me?

                                         "Trapped" by Aditya Doshi /© copyrighted/

Who Is Able to Save Me?


First, we must ask ourselves, why are people attracted to religion in the first place? Why not just ignore it all and have a good time as best we know how? Yet, we find that nearly all of mankind has some kind of belief – even if it is evolution. These, having faith in the evolutionary process. Even this portion of civilization is searching for answers, looking for life somewhere out there! They're trying to find a reason for our existence! However, the greatest portion of Earth's humanity, is seeking out some kind of god. Some kind of reason or purpose in it all. Something beyond the here and now. For we all know that we won't be here forever! Just look around and see how rapidly we all are ageing! We are reminded too frequently of the harsh reality, regarding the brevity of life. It seems then, that most of us want some kind of hope beyond our existence down here. Something beyond this life of heartache and disappointments. We want some kind of “happy place” to go to after our life down here is over.


So if this be the case, where should one start? Where does one look? Who might have the answers for these things? Well, there is an all-time best seller, called the Holy Bible. This book has been given us by the Creator-God. The Creator-God reveals something very fundamental. He informs us that our breaking of His rules, called sin, has separated us from Him. We understand too, that God is holy and that sin cannot be permitted in His holy presence. We see therefore, that the human race is in trouble. For the Creator-God tells us plainly, that, “The wages of sin is death.” (Romans 6:23) This “death,” speaks of separation. Separation from the Creator-God now and for eternity. We see then, that we need to find a way for us to be able to approach our holy, Creator-God! Yet, how is this to be, considering that, “Without shedding of blood [death] is no forgiveness of sin”? (Hebrews 9:22) What does He have to say about us and entering His holy Heaven?


Well, if this is the case, it is very plain that you and I don't have any solution at all! We could say, it is a hopeless situation! Now, this is precisely what our Creator-God wants us to see, that we can do nothing whatsoever to save ourselves! The Creator-God makes us aware, that the only answer is for a substitute to take our “death” instead of us. Now, this is where we will find just why Christianity is completely different than any other belief system, and why it is the only belief system that can give us “eternal life.”

You see, God sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to die the “death” we should have died as punishment for our own sin! This Jesus is the One of whom it is written, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14) The Creator-God's only solution, was to send His beloved Son as a person, in order that He could pay the penalty for our sin – your sin – because “death” is the prescribed penalty for our – for your sin! That is why Jesus Christ died on the cross! There was no one else who could; for this one must be without sin. Thus He could pay sin's penalty for you, which is death.

Understand then, that there is no other belief system that has a savior who has paid by “death” the penalty of our sin. This means then, that all other belief systems are a counterfeit. They all have us trying to appease God by us doing good. This is a big problem! For “good” is not God's prescribed punishment for sin! No! Death is God's prescribed punishment for our sin! All the religions of the world are striving to earn their way into some god's presence! Yet, the one true God, the Creator-God, is the one who reaches down to us with the solution – His only begotten Son – the Lord Jesus Christ! For we read, “Let it be known to...all people...Jesus Christ...crucified, whom God raised from the dead...[that] there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:10-12) We also read, “Jesus said to him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father [the Creator-God] except through me.” (John 14;6)

We clearly see then, that Jesus is the only one who paid the penalty for your sin in order for your friendship to be restored with the Creator-God, now and through all of eternity! Will you, right now, place your trust in Jesus Christ as your own personal Savior? Why not take Him at His word, that He paid the full penalty for your sin by His death, once and for all. That He alone is able to save you completely because He did a finished work for you on the cross? Understand too, this Jesus who was crucified, is also alive and is ready to come again to judge the wicked inhabitants of this Earth. For on the third day He arose from among the dead, and many in the following forty days attested to the truth of that! So know, that you must stand before Him soon! Are you ready to stand before the Creator Judge of this universe?

What path are you on? Do you trust Jesus as your Savior?

For God so loved the world [including you]
that He gave His only begotten Son,
into Him should not perish,
but have
everlasting life.”
**John 3:16

who calls on the
name of the Lord
will be
Romans 10:13

Victor J. Reimer

*All Scripture taken from the ESV, except John 3:16
**”Scripture taken from KJ3 Literal Translation Bible, First Edition, Copyright

© 2006 Used by permission of the copyright holder, Jay P. Green. Sr.”

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