I am currently attending a conference for Christian school teachers and ministers down here at Galveston and was very challenged by one of our speakers yesterday. She was from Philly and had a very 'no beating around the bush' and 'say it like it is' approach. One of the challenges she gave to everyone was to be training up the next generation to be confident and to truly know what they believe. She quoted John 14:6 where Jesus clearly states, 'I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." We live in a time where so many people who come to church faithfully week after week and call themselves Christians have bought into the lie that Jesus is simply one of the many paths leading to a higher power. One of the bumper stickers that has become increasingly more popular is 'COEXIST' which is promoting the idea that religion divides us and we should all drop our differences and find similarities and tolerate one another.
The cross is the wisdom of God. It is the good news for all people, all tongues, all cultures and all nations. Jesus is the only sacrifice that can satisfy the wrath of a perfect and holy God. Check out these additonal verses: 12 There is salvation in no one else! There is no other name in all of heaven for people to call on to save them." - Acts 4:12 5 For there is only one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and people. He is the man Christ Jesus. - 1 Timothy 2:5 11 And this is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 So whoever has God's Son has life; whoever does not have his Son does not have life. - 1 John 5:11-12 So let's confidently stand upon Jesus Christ today, our only hope and the only hope of the world!