Monday, July 22, 2013

Is There More Than One Way To God?

We know we need God. We want to find him but which way is right? Do all ways lead to Heaven?

The Bible says:
"For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus."  1 Timothy 2:5.

A mediator brings two or more parties together. Mankind needs a mediator, because we are barred away from Our Heavenly Father. We are barred from God because of our wrongs against him and the people he loves. Our wrongs have offended him and as a holy being he must judge sin or be a hypocrite himself and a sinner. God loves us, so he sent a mediator to do what we couldn't do.

We can't be our own mediators since our wrongs have made a barrier between us and God, so we need someone to do it. We need someone who...
     * Has access to God.
     * Knows God.
     * Is not in need of mediation himself.
     * Is from God.
     * Is fully man.
     * Is sinless and beyond condemnation.
     * Is not bound by death, the judgment of sin.

Christ is the only one who qualifies. When he died on the cross he paid for the sin that kept us far from God. Jesus had no sin, so his death is sufficient for us. When he takes on our sin he offers his purity on our behalf before the judgment of God. Through the blood of his death we may have forgiveness, and the barrier between us and Our Father in Heave is taken down.

The resurrection proves Jesus is the sufficient mediator. Death had no hold over him. The judgment is satisfied or he would not return from the grave.

Jesus said: "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow is the way that leads to life, and only a few find it." Matthew 7:13-14
"I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the father except through me." John 14:6.

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