The Offense Of The Gospel

July 29

"For there is one God and ONE mediator between God and men,
the man Christ Jesus..."
1 Timothy 2:5

Some say all roads lead to heaven. That is NOT true. The Scriptures reveal to us the way of salvation, and the Scriptures state that there is only ONE way.

"Jesus said to him,
'I am the way, the truth, and the life.
NO ONE comes to the Father EXCEPT through me.'"
John 14:6

The "offense of the Gospel" is its exclusiveness, the fact that God provided ONLY ONE savior, ONLY ONE way to heaven and NO OTHER.

"...to you who believe, he is precious,
but to those who are disobedient:
'The stone which the builders rejected
has become the chief cornerstone,'
and 'a stone of stumbling and A ROCK OF OFFENSE.'"
1 Peter 2:7-8

If there were other ways, the Son of God would not have had to die, that would have been unnecessary.

There must be something terrible to be avoided, that the Son of God would have to pay such a terrible price.

Come to him. Ask him to receive you. Confess your sins and ask that he become your savior. Surrender your life to him, and ask him to be your Lord. No matter what you have done, he will receive you. And know this - there is no other way.

When he died upon that Cross, there were two criminals who were crucified alongside him, one on his left and the other on his right. One mocked him, but the other asked Jesus to receive him, and Jesus did. Those two criminals crucified alongside Jesus Christ represent the whole world: one represents those SINNERS who reject him, and the other represents those SINNERS who receive him and surrender to him. The one goes into a Christ-less eternity, the other spends eternity with the one who saved him. Make the right choice. Your eternity depends on it.


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