I get asked once in awhile why I think Jesus is the Savior of the world and the one and only way to be reconciled to a living God.
It’s seems one way is too simple and one might think to be in God’s presence would take great sweat and work on our end. That is the case with all other religions, it’s arduous to enter into the presence of false God’s. There is always a cost by the one wanting to be accepted. However, the opposite is true when becoming a child of God.
Salvation is a free gift of grace. There is nothing on our end to do other than accept what Jesus has done on the cross. He gave His life so that we could live the abundant life, destroy Satan’s plan to rob, kill and destroy God’s creation.
One way to explain this is through a word picture so visualize someone holding a pole very high in the air and saying “If you want to get into Heaven, you must jump over the pole.” No matter how many attempts and arduous efforts, you never measure up and make it over. It becomes a life long cycle of different approaches and never feeling good enough. On the other hand, Jesus simply says with open arms, “Come to me, I’ve already jumped over for you. There’s nothing more you need to do other than accept the free gift of salvation for yourself. I provided the way by shedding my blood on the cross on your behalf.”
Before Jesus came to earth, His name was Word. John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.” John 1:14, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us and we behold His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
Other false gods are man made formed out of wood or stone from the hands of man. False prophets wants full allegiance but they come and go and when they die, they perish. But Jesus, fully God and fully human was resurrected through supernatural power and ascended into the throne room of heaven and is alive yesterday, today and forever. He satisfied the demands of a righteous God so that we could accept His free gift of eternal life, forgiveness of sins, healing, freedom from the curse, shame. guilt, and rejection. He absorbed our sins through His sacrifice on the cross and broke the chains of the curse so that we could walk in His blessings and abundant life.
Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus, His life and what He was willing to do so non would perish and all would have eternal life. If you are in question of who the one true God is, ask God to reveal Himself to you. He will show up in a supernatural way and you will know and choose to worship the one true God of Heaven and earth.