THE WORDS THAT JESUS SPEAKS ARE SPIRIT AND LIFE!
THEY WERE WHEN HE LIVED ON EARTH, AND THEY ARE STILL – SPIRIT AND LIFE – NOTHING LESS THAN THAT (John 6:60-64)!
What is the problem with human beings? Why are there divisions among us, especially among those who claim to believe in, and follow Jesus Christ? The answer lies, I believe, in our desire to be right, to be authoritative, even above what God clearly declares in His Word. Because of our proclivity to be right, we will sink our teeth into something, and hold on like a pit bull, often without sufficient reason, and without following reason to its logical conclusion. Because everyone naturally wants to be right, and wants to be authoritative, we wind up with the mess that exists in the world today. Because strong willed men and women, will just naturally exert their ideologies on those who are less strong willed; and consequently, easily led, many wind up with false gods and goddesses, and entities that claim kinship to Jesus Christ; but in reality, know nothing of the One who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
This is the very reason that the principal of Sola Scriptura, only Scripture, or Scripture alone is so important (2 Timothy 3:16). The Bible is the very Word of God. It is our only guide for faith, and the practice of our faith in Jesus Christ. Almighty God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit is Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End (Revelation 1:8). The Holy Spirit indwells every true believer in Jesus Christ. He is our Teacher, our Guide, and our comforter. He is the One who convicts people of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment (John 16:8-11).
How then can we have Christian Unity, and leave behind the chaotic fiasco of “Follow the self-declared, or traditionally declared leader?” By coming in repentance to God the Father, directly, and not through a human mediator, when the Bible says there is indeed, no Mediator between God and man but Jesus Christ (1 Timothy 2:5). Then by coming in faith to the Lord Jesus Christ, believing in your heart that He is who the Bible says He is, and confessing Him with your mouth (Romans 10:9,10). Then, either stay where you are and proclaim the Truth of God’s Word, come what may, or find a church where His Word is faithfully proclaimed. The Words of Jesus Christ are Truth and Life. He is Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End. Therefore, it makes sense that if you begin with Christ alone, as He is revealed in the Bible alone, you’ll belong to Him alone, and He to you, in a covenant that is signed and sealed with His blood; and, in union with all others who believe the Truth as revealed and declared in God’s Holy Word. O, by the way, all such will “dwell in the house of the Lord, forever” (Psalm 23:6).
Yours, with love for the Lord Jesus and all of you, a sinner saved by grace,