By Erasmus Makarimayi
WE live in a space occupied by many opinions, dogmas, philosophies and schools of thought. It becomes very critical to seek out the truth and hold on to it. Believers know that the truth is Jesus. The point of reference for this statement is the Bible. We have the challenge that anyone who pushes for any program twists the Bible and proclaims their idea to be God’s original plan.
The devil quotes the Bible to create enmity. Areas of human activity such as business, agriculture, science, etc. underpin their theories with the Bible. What is the mission of the Bible? Let him speak for himself. 2 Timothy 3:15, reports: “And let you know from childhood the holy scriptures, which can make you wise to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. The Bible is the Holy Scriptures, that is to say the sacred writings.
Simply put, the Bible is supposed to reveal salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. There are books on business, economics, life coaching, motivation, or inspiration. A serious student of economics will not use the Bible to defend a thesis. File this somewhere in your memory, we’ll expand it. For now let’s open salvation.
Why should we seek salvation and go to church? This question and many others of this nature have so often been wrongly answered among believers and non-believers alike. There is naivety that is often exhibited by Christians trying to lure non-Christians into the faith by suggesting material blessings as bait. Promises of cars, houses, submissions or marriage are used as reasons for confessing the lordship of Jesus. This line becomes frustrating if one is dealing with someone who has, in general, all the material needs. Many invite others to church based on premises that have nothing to do with the gospel of Christ. In some quarters, the church has lost its salinity.
They bought land and got married before Jesus came in the flesh, just over 2,021 years ago. With proper planning, non-Christians can purchase homes, cars, and other material necessities. Remember Jesus’ words in Matthew 5:45: “That you may be the children of your Father who is in heaven, for he makes his sun rise on the wicked and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous.” and on the unjust. . “
Let us not minimize the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ. We are to be children of God by faith in Jesus Christ. We need to be clear in our minds so that we don’t assume that those who seem to be doing well don’t need Jesus. There is a thought among many that it is only those who struggle financially, materially, in relationships, health and so on who are in need of salvation.
It’s disheartening when the world is led to believe that when everything seems to be right, there is no need for Jesus. This false doctrine allowed the world to gain demonic or satanic power to acquire wealth. Some have acquired wealth through evil and unorthodox means, and the preacher has failed to convince them to accept Jesus.
Based on materialism, why should a preacher tell his unsaved owner to become a believer? Why would an unbeliever with a fleet of cars listen to his believing driver? Why should a believing older sister tell an unsaved married younger sister to accept Jesus? Surely the coming of Jesus should bring more. The Creator of heaven and earth would not die for a house and a car.
The coming of Jesus, his death, his burial, his resurrection and his ascension should surely lead to something better and more precious. With the truth of the gospel, the rich and famous will turn to Christ. The difference is that the unsaved is dead and a born again believer is alive. The church needs to be straightforward and let everyone know that everyone without Jesus Christ is dead. Period. We do not apologize for this truth.
Genesis 2:17 reports, “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat; for in the day that you eat of it you will surely die. From that point on, everyone was dead, simply existing and living life like dead beings. There is nothing to envy of someone with all the material resources, but without Jesus. Rather, it should be the burden of every believer to feel for all who are not born again.
Jesus says in Mark 8:36: “For what good is a man if he wins the whole world and loses his soul? You have to have life. Romans 5:12 and 17 explain: “(12) Therefore, as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin; and thus death passed over all men, for all have sinned: (17) For if by the offense of one man death reigned over one; much more so those who receive the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness will reign in life through one, Jesus Christ.) ”
To be born into the natural world is to enter a fallen state. The solution is to be born again. A born again believer has life and eternal life. John 3:15 clarifies: “So that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. If you are not yet saved, please do it now and have life. The fall of man brought with it consequences such as illness and other predicaments. To be born again brings back the life and the benefits lost with the fall of the man. The blessing then enables believers to participate in the material blessings as living beings.
The life of Christ will bear fruit, and material resources could begin to accumulate if they were never there. If you have everything without Jesus and choose to be born again, you will enjoy your wealth in peace. A bad state of mind for salvation closes the door to sinners. Please keep it in your heart always. 1 John 5:12: “He who has the Son has life; and he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.
Choose life and live. Now to him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you without blemish before his glory with extreme joy, To the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, rulership and power, now and always. Amen. Grace and peace be multiplied to you by knowledge.
- All quotes in the Bible are from the King James Version, unless otherwise noted.
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