There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved (Acts 4:12, NLT).
We can understand all the world’s problems and the solution in just two words . . .
Sin and Jesus!
The Bible teaches that man and woman were given authority over the earth. With this authority, they could name the character and underlying nature of all living animals.
The garden had perfect weather, and everything was in order. No failure, no frustration, and no finality of life.
Then Adam and Eve succumbed to the Devil’s seduction. The Bible calls this “sin” or falling short of the glory of God. Death, wars, and disease began. Since the time of Adam and Eve, no one can live completely according to God’s will.
For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard (Romans 3:23).
Even the weather was impacted.
When we hear media reports of storms and environmental catastrophes, the cause is the authority given to Satan from the fall of Adam and Eve. The evil one is now the god of this world.
Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News (2 Corinthians 4:4).
Amidst this darkness, there is light. We have a Savior. His name is Jesus.
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 6:23).
Let’s repeat a phrase mentioned at the beginning of this blog – no other name under heaven by which we must be saved!
Just as failure (sin) entered the world through the stumbling of Adam, freedom also came from one man – Jesus!
We use the word “justification” to state emphatically that because of the blood of Jesus, our sins are forgiven past, present, and future. The word “sanctification” implies that we are becoming holy like Jesus is holy.
No, we aren’t perfect yet. Disease, weather disasters, and wars remain, but like a hurricane loses power, our fullness of God’s Spirit within will eliminate the flesh and set us free.
That’s good news.
Even the environment will be healed by the name of Jesus. Paul writes . . .
Against its will, all creation was subjected to God’s curse. But with eager hope, the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay (Romans 8:20-21).
That’s great news. Sin caused all problems, but Jesus brought salvation.
Just two words: Sin and Jesus
Everything explained — everything solved. Now it’s decision time as we must declare our faith in Jesus for this salvation.
If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9).
I, Pastor Grant, proclaim,” Jesus is my Lord and Savior”!
What is your confession?