Only the cross of Christ is a bridge to God

In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. The Son of God became man to deliver us from our sins: “You shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.” (Mt 1:21) “There is born to you this day in the city of David the Saviour, who is Christ the Lord.” (Lk 2:11) Fallen man cannot save himself. After the first sin of our first parents we cannot open the heaven by ourselves. No teaching of self-redemption, as promoted by Hindus or Buddhists, no human methods can save anyone or deliver one from sins. Between us and God there is a great chasm. Fallen man is on one side and holy God on the other. No human efforts, good works, self-redemptive religions or meditations can bridge this chasm. The only bridge is the cross of Christ. By crossing over this bridge, a sinful man can unite to holy God. These are the simple truths of Christianity.

Fallen man cannot be saved on his own. We cannot pull ourselves out of the swamp by our own braid like Baron Munchhausen. Only Jesus can pull us out, and He did so at Calvary. He died for us once on the cross; we need to know it and preach this elementary thing so that people may be saved and not waste time in some theology or useless discussion. To preach means to get to the root of the problem, that’s what makes sense. We must preach and not lead discussions. We must preach the Gospel and not dialogue with people. There is a great difference between these two things. If we philosophize, doubts appear in our mind very easily. Preach the Word in the power of the Holy Spirit and people will be converted.

 

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“For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’”

Gal 5: 13-14 (16/6/2019 – 30/6/2019)