3. Only Jesus Has Power to Offer Salvation
Salvation comes through Christ and Christ alone!
Any doctrine or personality that points us away from this central truth is not representing Biblical truth. The great story told in the Bible is one of a fallen creation in desperate need of a great Savior. Only one without spot or blemish could come and atone for the sins of mankind. Jesus Christ is that Savior, fully God and fully human giving His life for us so we can be saved.
He is the only one with the power to defeat sin and death! John 14:6 says:
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Jesus made it clear that He is the one we follow. John 3:36 says:
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.
It is only through faith in Jesus that we have access to eternal life. No other entity can restore us to right-standing with God.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 says:
So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.
Christians are to build each other up and offer encouragement to one another.
John 34:13 says:
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
Believers are to be the embodiment of God’s love here on Earth. We love others because God so loves us! We cannot offer salvation; only God has the power to transform our hearts and minds.
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