SALVATION THROUGH JESUS
The Bible reveals Jesus Christ as God’s Son and the only Savior of mankind from sin, judgment and curse. Therefore, everybody needs to know about Jesus and what He has done for us.
The angel, speaking to Joseph concerning his betrothed wife, Mary, said:
“And she shall bring forth a Son, and you will call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.” Mt 1.21
Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit in Mary, and, therefore, did not share the rebellious nature of mankind. Although we acknowledge that Mary had an important role in bringing the Savior into the world, we cannot recognize her as a savior or a way to God. For Jesus said:
“I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father but by Me.” (John 14.6)
Paul said: “For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.” (1 Timothy 2:4-5)
Therefore, in looking for salvation from the sin problem, we must look to Jesus Christ. There is no other source of salvation. There is no other way to God. Neither Mary, nor the saints, nor Mohammed, nor any other guru, teaching of mysticism, nor philosophy, can do away with our great personal need for Jesus Christ, the only True Savior.
“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)
Jesus was qualified to be our Savior for the following reasons:
- He is fully God. Isaiah 43:10,11 states that besides the Lord GOD there is no Savior. Jesus, however, is called “the mighty God” (Is. 9:6) and “our great God and Savior Jesus Christ” (Titus 2.13). It takes God to save sinners. This is one reason why it matters if we believe the doctrine of the Trinity.
- He is fully man. (1 Tim 2.4). Only as a man could Jesus pay the price for the sins of mankind. Only as a man could he be the representative head of the new race of new men, born again of the spirit of God. He is the last Adam and the Second Man. (1Cor 15:45,47). “For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead.” (1Corinthians 15:21)
- He perfectly fulfilled the law of God, including all of the Mosaic Law. If Jesus had sinned, he would need a savior. But Jesus “committed no sin, nor was guilt found in his mouth” (1 Peter 2:22) and is described as “a lamb without blemish and without spot”. (1 Peter 1:20). A careful study of the life of Jesus as recorded in the gospels reveals no sin in his life. Instead it reveals that he fulfilled both the commandments and ordinances of the law and also that he fulfilled the O.T. prophecies concerning the promised Messiah and Savior.
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