Monday, May 19, 2014
My Denomination Is The Greatest! Oh Really?
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12
I will be so glad to be in heaven with Jesus someday where there are not different churches on every corner. Mankind is funny. Men interpret the Bible in different ways making up manmade doctrines along the way. Some denominations go so far as to proclaim they are the only way to heaven. Knowing Jesus, is where it is at, and asking Him to be Lord of your life.Acts 16:31 puts it pretty simply when it states "Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved- you and your household."
There have been occasions when I got into conversations about what if someone dies before they were baptized, say a baby for instance raised in a faith where infants are dedicated, or someone who accepts Christ at a Crusade then is killed by a car on the way home. We should want to have a believer's baptism in obedience to Him, but I firmly believe a loving God does not send a baby to hell or someone recently saved such as at a Billy Graham revival. God is a loving God, it is His followers sometimes that create hurdles to the kingdom.
PRAYER: Thank you Lord that you are the way,the truth,and the life and no one comes to the Father except through you. Help me to show love to all people and not act arrogant about my denomination. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Note: I highly recommend the movie 'God's Not Dead' which I have now seen 6 times. It deals with some of this topic. Do yourself a favor and go!