Being A Christian Requires a Two Part Harmony

John 6.39-40 records, that everything handed over to Me by the Father be completed—not a single detail missed—and at the wrap-up of time I have everything and everyone put together, upright and whole. This is what My Father wants: that anyone who sees the Son and trusts who He is and what He does and then aligns with Him will enter real life, eternal life.

Can Jesus be your Savior and not be your Lord? Can a person get to heaven with only half of Jesus? Jesus is both Savior of all and Lord of all. He is Judge of all and is the only One Who gives eternal life to be spent with Him and the Father and all Who are His adopted children.

Most Christians believe what Jesus did: He lived a sinless life and died on the cross for the sins of humanity. Increasingly the young people in the church question His sinlessness. This is a result of the ignorance of sound Biblical doctrine and the advocation that all people are born good but become corrupted through their environment. The true teaching of the Church have always affirmed what the Scriptures teach that He Who knew no sin took upon Himself the sin of all.

Christians have no problem believing in Jesus’ historic reality or His work of dying on the cross as the perfect sacrifice required by God the Father for the forgiveness of all sin. Jesus’ death on the cross as punishment for sin is not argued. What is argued is whether we see ourselves as needing such a Savior. Again, true teaching affirms our true depravity and thus our true need for a Savior.

Where Christians go awry is in aligning themselves with Jesus in His work and ways of accomplishing His work. The requirement to align with Him in His will and in His ways is what makes the road narrow, difficult and uncrowded for getting to heaven. Jesus came to seek and to save the lost by not doing His will but the will of Him Who sent Him. He accomplished this work through sacrificial living, by serving and giving of Himself, all that He had in order to complete the work He was assigned.

Those aligned with Jesus must also do all that they can, give all that they can, by serving all that they can so that they can win all that they can to Jesus as Savior. Alignment with Jesus is to fully engage the life of Jesus, a life spent for God’s glory by building God’s kingdom.

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