Jesus is the only way to the Father John 14:6. So what is Christianity? Is it a bunch of does and don’ts? If you do this you will go the heaven or don’t do this? If you don’t do that or do that will you go to Hell? Not a chance.
Ephesians 2:8-9 Says “For by grace are we saved through faith. It is the Gift of God. Not of works, lest anyone should boast.” Jesus said in John 14:6 “I am the way the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me.” No matter what we do say, stay away from can get us into heaven. No matter what we do or go to can send us to hell. Only rejecting the free gift of God through Jesus Christ our Lord will send one to hell.
Some people believe that once we are saved we can lose our salvation. I happen after a long struggle with it firmly believe we cannot. To say we can is denying the power of God to keep his own. Now that I have said that I am not saying that we who believe are free to sin. We are not. We cannot truly believe and live in sin without being miserable. This is absolutely impossible.
I went and watched a movie at a theatre the other day, called God’s not dead. Now there are some who think I am a dirty rotten sinner for going to watch a Hollywood produced movie. In fact Kevin Sorbo the same man who played Hercules played the atheist professor in the movie. Does this mean this movie is evil because it was produced in Hollywood and actors from Hollywood played in it? Absolutely not.
We must be careful what we say as believers. We must not act like the Pharisees of Jesus time. We are not called to criticize or judge others we are called to share the good news that Jesus died for our sins. If we spend more time doing that then we will have no time to see the evil in others. Remember we are all dirty rotten sinners. Only some of us are saved by grace.
Let’s just share the love of Jesus with others and let the Holy Spirit do his job in convicting us of sin. I am not saying not to warn fellow believers at all. I am saying that there is a more important issue then posting all over the web things that are immaterial and moot.
The Pharasees in Jesus time criticized him several times for what his disciples did. Jesus attacked them for being holier than thou. Called them once a brood of vipers, white washed tombs, white on the outside yet dead bones on the inside.
So what is Christianity? It is not religion. It is not posting negative things on the web. I asked a certain group what their belief system was more than once and never got an answer so I blocked them on Face Book. How can a group know Jesus and not want to say what they believe in?
True Christianity is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. To be saved all one has to do is come to Jesus admit they are a sinner, and ask forgiveness for their sin and ask Jesus to come into their heart to stay to be the Lord and Savior of their Life. Then Follow him. Pretty simple huh? If you have not done this and meant it you are not saved. But the bible says whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
I am so glad I am a born again believer in Jesus Christ washed in the blood of the Lamb. After truly doing what the above paragraph says, one is born again. In other words we are a new creature in Christ. We are sealed unto the day of redemption by the Holy Spirit. After we are saved we need to be water baptized. Not be baptized to be saved that is works and no works that we do can save us. Only Jesus saves.