Madman or Savior? One or the other must be correct.

Posted: March 31, 2015 in God's Love Letters to you - The BIBLE (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth)

When Jesus walked the earth before being crucified circa 32 a.d., he freely healed all who were brought to him sick, and offered them salvation for their souls as the Good Shepherd who watches over his sheep. In John 7:40 the crowds in Jerusalem take sides: “He must be the Prophet!” Others said, “He is the Messiah!” Another crowd arguing with Jesus’ teaching further on in John 8:48 says: “We were right to say that you are a Samaritan and that you have a demon in you!”  (Samaria at that time was known as a city full of the spirit of witchcraft and sorcery.) John 10:19-21 again has a crowd arguing, “The people took sides because of what Jesus had told them. Many of them said, “He has a demon in him! He is crazy! Why listen to him?” But others said, “How could anyone with a demon in him say these things? No one like that could give sight to a blind person!”

So…is he a madman or your savior? Mankind still hedges and says,” Well, he was a good example of kind behavior.” But He, himself, claimed to be one with the Father — God in three persons — so he can’t just be a prophet or example.  He is either telling the truth about following Him to eternal life or he was a lunatic claiming to be God. Mathematical and geometric proofs serve as an example from the natural world that something can’t be both true and false at the same time.

One side has been chosen by you to this point in your life. One side is truth. One is a lie determined to steal your eternity with Almighty God. Jesus is the faithful witness and states definitively in John 8:42-47: “If God were you Father, you would love me, because I came from God and only from him. He sent me. I did not come on my own. Why can’t you understand what I am talking about? Can’t you stand to hear what I am saying? Your father is the devil, and you do exactly what he wants. He has always been a murderer and a liar. There is NOTHING TRUTHFUL ABOUT HIM. He speaks on his own, and everything he says is a lie. Not only is he a liar himself, but he is also the father of all lies. EVERYTHING I HAVE TOLD YOU IS TRUE, AND YOU STILL REFUSE TO HAVE FAITH IN ME. Can any of you accuse me of sin? If you cannot, why won’t you have faith in me? After all, I am telling you the truth. Anyone who belongs to God will listen to his message. But you refuse to listen, because you don’t belong to God.”

Choose Christ as your Savior this day because the only madman, father of all lies, tries to hide the truth from you. Walk with the one who brings light and hope. John 8:24 has Jesus’ own words: “If you don’t have faith in me for who I am, you will die, and your sins will not be forgiven.” People of this world say, “Well that is narrow and not all-inclusive.” Exactly!  We have been slowly indoctrinated these last 75 years to expect choice and pluralism as many streams of thought have reached America’s shores. But God has provided one way only — using His plan set from the foundation of the world. Choose life eternal and abundant. You were given free will as an awesome choice and responsibility. God does not order you to love…He invites you into relationship. John 3:16 gives God’s entire plan for salvation in ONE VERSE — For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever should believe in him would not perish but have eternal life.

Simple, yet profound. Choose wisely. Eternal means forever. Don’t gamble away your soul.

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