COMPARISONS ARE ODIOUS

IT IS QUITE NATURAL, GIVEN THE DEPRAVITY OF HUMAN NATURE, THAT PEOPLE WILL COMPARE ONE WITH ANOTHER, AS IF BEING GREATER, OR MORE GIFTED THAN ANOTHER, MIGHT BE A FACTOR IN GAINING AND SECURING THE FAVOR OF GOD .

And so, people compare themselves to others: Which one is prettier, who has the best education, who has the highest IQ, who has the most money, etc., etc.  I maintain that all such comparisons are odious; and are of no value whatever.

There is one comparison that is absolutely worthy of our attention.  It’s the comparison that God, the Holy Spirit, makes through the Apostle Paul, when He declares in Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”  This statement, from God’s Holy Word, puts everything in perspective: None of us is good enough in and of ourselves, that we should ever think that we are better than anyone else.

What we have, any and all of us, that is invaluable throughout eternity is totally and completely from God.  It is a gift from God: “Not a result of works, so that no one should boast (Ephesians 2:8.9).”

Do you hear, through God’s Word, the voice of Jesus Christ saying, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light (Matthew 11:28).”  You are blessed if you hear the Lord Jesus’ call today.  He is calling you by His irresistible grace, “Come to Me!”  Therefore come and take Him as your Savior and Lord by calling on His Name today.

A simple: “Jesus, please be my Savior and Lord,” will do.

From one who cares immensely where you spend eternity,

Bill

 

COMPARISONS ARE ODIOUS

THE TRUE CHURCH – CHRIST’S BODY

IT’S A BIRD; IT’S A PLANE; IT’S SUPERMAN!”

So the people proclaimed when they saw Superman flying through the air!  They weren’t quite sure what it was that they saw.  Should God’s people be as nebulous about what constitutes the “True Church,” as the people were about Superman in that work of fiction?

There are many denominations or Christian sects who claim to be the “True Church.”  I’ll cut right to the chase and say that none of them that make that claim, are what they claim to be.  It is “Bible Christians,” rather, who are the Body of Christ.  To more adequately define this, it is those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as He is revealed in the Bible who are the “True Church.”  That is what Jesus taught (John 3:16-19; John 5:24; John 6:35-37) and what the Holy Spirit taught through the Apostle Paul (Romans 10:9-13; Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 1:3-7, 2:8-10; Colossians 1:1-20), and myriads of other Scriptures, all declaring the Sovereignty of Jesus Christ.

Why am I writing this?  That those who have been duped by false teachers may turn to the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved.  There is salvation in no one or nothing else.  Especially those who make erroneous claims about being the “One True Church,” that teach another way of salvation other than by “Grace through faith” in Jesus Christ as He is revealed in the Bible.

The Sovereign of the Universe declares in Isaiah 42:8, “I am the Lord: that is my name; and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.”  Can you honestly and truly imagine that Almighty God; He who is “Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, who is, and was, and is to come, The Almighty,” has given authority to one group, or to one man who claims to be His representative?  According to Holy Scripture, He cannot, will not, and has not!

If you haven’t trusted in Christ, by grace through faith, do so today!  He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and no one comes to the Father except through Him (John 14:6).

From a rank sinner, saved by grace,

Bill

THE TRUE CHURCH – CHRIST’S BODY