For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
The Combined Service last Sunday highlighted the love that God has for all people from all nations. We had folk from the Korean, Samoan and Tongan congregations together in the FBC Chapel worshipping God and sitting under teaching from God’s Word.
In Matthew 28:16-20 Jesus commanded the disciples to fulfil what has become known as the Great Commission and the book of Acts is largely about the growth and spread of the Church to all people groups. On Sunday, we experienced a small example of God’s purpose for all people.
However, it is so important to realise in today’s world of compromise and tolerance that we cannot share a watered-down message of God’s sacrificial love for people. God did not spare his one and only Son and John 14:6 is very clear that Jesus is the only way to God. Without the shedding of Jesus’ blood there is no forgiveness of sins and no-one is saved from death. There are NO exceptions or any other way to come to God.
We frequently hear, and will continue to do so, that ALL religions are equal and that we should all come together in unity with one another to worship God. Oh what foolishness this is. There is no way that Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Islamists and others can synchronise their faiths together and think they will be saved. Christians have been warned not be yoked together with unbelievers.
Jesus was slain, and with his blood purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation. Rev 5:9 (paraphrased)
Murray and Christine Martin