Saturday, January 7, 2012

Without Jesus


Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son.  Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.   
1 John 2:22-23

Jesus is the truth.  To believe in anything or anyone else is truth, is to live a lie and therefore as the scripture states, live life as a “liar.”  There is no sitting on the fence in this situation because you can’t be both for Christ and against Him.  All those who believe in Jesus as the Christ are Christians, yet all those who do not believe Jesus as the Christ are against Him and are therefore anti-Christ or an “antichrist” (That is the harsh truth as stated in the verse above).  We must be careful not to just declare our alligence to God and not to Christ also.  To deny Jesus Christ equality in the godhead is to deny the work He has done and the work He does in and through the Church of believers.


Here is what we deny about God when we deny Jesus as the Christ:
  • ·         Without Jesus you would not be saved from your sins (1 Peter 3:18)
  • ·         Without Jesus you would not be an integral part of the Church (1 Cor 12:27)
  • ·         Without Jesus the Old Testament would not have been fulfilled (Matthew 5:17)
  • ·         Without Jesus, Satan and his work would not be headed to destruction (Heb 2:14)
  • ·         Without Jesus, you could not be healed (Acts 9:34)
  • ·         Without Jesus you would not be an heir to the kingdom of God (Romans 8:17)
  • ·         Without Jesus you could not be triumphant (2 Corinthians 2:14)
  • ·         Without Jesus you would not have the ability to be made free (Galatians 5:1)
  • ·         Without Jesus you would not be able to be supernaturally strengthened (Phi 4:13)
  • ·         Without Jesus you would not be perfected to righteousness before God (Col 1:28)
  • ·         Without Jesus you would not have a High Priest interceding for you (Heb 9:11)
  • ·         Without Jesus you would not be able to be cleansed from your sins (1 John 1:7)
  • ·         Without Jesus you would not have access to the gift of the Holy Spirit (Rom 8:2)
To deny Jesus is to deny not only Him, but also the Father and the Spirit, God completely.  We cannot pick and choose who in the godhead we are comfortable with to worship.  God as three parts is a whole whether we are able to grasp that concept in our minds or not.  Live for truth today and acknowledge Jesus as the Son of God and equal member of the godhead.

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