“You people worship what you do not know. We worship what we know, because salvation is from the Jews. But a time is coming – and now is here – when the true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such people to be his worshipers. God is Spirit, and the people who worship him must worship in Spirit and truth.” The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah is coming” (the one called Christ); “whenever he comes, he will tell us everything.” Jesus said to her, “I, the one speaking to you, am he.”” John 4:22-26 NET https://bible.com/bible/107/jhn.4.22-26.NET
Everyone needs saving. Saved from what? The condemnation of God that is the natural occurrence for humanity, for we are born into this world flawed, rebellious, disobedient creatures of God who resist His ways and ignore His commands continuously. Our condemnation is just, and the punishment is eternal condemnation, eternal separation from God to spend forever in torment and suffering for dishonoring the God Who made us and gave us life. The God we have ignored, disobeyed, and rebelled against. We need to be saved, and we cannot save ourselves. But God. He is love, grace, and mercy, And desires no one to perish but for all to come to eternal life. So God came to earth as a man to die in humanity’s place for our rebellion against God. This Jesus, God as man, is the promised Messiah, the Savior, that God foretold in the Scriptures would come for us. Thus, salvation is from the Jews, for Jesus is the fulfillment of God’s promise made to Abraham. No other means of salvation exists. Not Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, or good works of our merit. We must be born of the Spirit and obey the truth of God’s word. Jesus is the Word of God revealed, and His word captured in the Scriptures is the truth we must adhere to, for it reveals God and His requirements for us to be saved. Our rebellion causes our brokenness with God. His word leads us to reconciliation through Himself, Jesus, by His Spirit, Who works around us and in us to convince us that we need Jesus. Christmas is when we celebrate God’s coming to earth to reconcile humanity to Himself. We must repent and believe that the child of God we celebrate at Christmas is the Man of God Who gave His life as a substitute for all those who put their hope and faith in Him when we celebrate Easter.