Sunday, 1 May 2011

You go your way and I'll go my way...

There is only one way!
The Lord Himself could say  "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me." (John 14:6)

There's no arguing with that. There is no other way.

From the moment we are born we all go our own way. "All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way;" (Isaiah 53: 6)

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Is Salvation free?

This question is somewhat ironic! In short, the simple answer is most definitely "Yes"!

Salvation is a free gift from God Himself in that the poor sinner can give nothing in exchange for it.
"Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price." (Isaiah 55:1)

"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6:23)

"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." (Ephesians 2:8,9)

If the Lord comes, then I'll get saved

This is a totally precarious stance to take on 2 counts.

1. None of us know how long we will be here. The cemetaries are full of bodies of all ages. You could die in your sins and then all hope will be lost forever.
2. The Lord could return at anytime. His coming will be unannounced and will occur in the twinkling of an eye. In a moment those who are saved will be gone, to forever be with the Lord and you, if unsaved, will be left behind for judgement.

For those who think that if the Lord comes before they die, then they'll believe...

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

I will get saved but not right now

Sometimes, you come across individuals who know that they need to be saved but they plan to get saved later. There's no hurry and they are enjoying themselves so much at the moment.

Perhaps such have been born into Christian homes, that is, their mother and father are both saved. In any case, they have heard the gospel message and that is a blessing but with it comes tremendous responsibility. To have heard the message of the gospel; to know that you're a sinner, to have heard that there's a God who loves you and that there's a Saviour who died for you; but to have reckoned this knowledge of little importance, to be thinking there's no urgency.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Christianity has been dreamt up to give comfort

It has been said to me that Christianity was just a concept dreamt up years ago to give those who believed in it a certain amount of comfort with regard to what happens after you die.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

What think ye of Christ?

It's a question we all must answer "What think ye of Christ?" (Matthew 22:42)

As the hymn-writer puts it,

What think ye of Christ? is the test
To try both your state and your scheme
You cannot be right in the rest
Unless you think rightly of Him

Friday, 22 October 2010

I'm a good person!

To do good unto others is commendable but we are all measured according to God's standard and the bible teaches us "...all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" (Romans 3:23)
"Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me." (Psalm 51:5)

God's standard is infinitly higher than ours. We, so easily, argue away our sin. We minimise it, we deny it, we categorise our sins so that some become so small in our eyes, that they don't really seem to count.
But in God's judgement we "...are all gone out of the way...there is none that doeth good, no, not one." (Romans 3:12)