Who are we and what is our message?

So what is the big deal anyway? What is there about the Christian faith that leads us to believe we are special in the eyes of God? If God is no respecter of persons, why do Christians believe God likes them better than anyone else? If God is love, would He not love everyone equally?

These are all questions most of us have asked or had asked of us. They are not malicious nor are they foolish. In my estimation they are legitimate questions someone not of the Christian faith would ask of someone who is. The real question is how many Christians could answer these questions accurately and without getting angry or flustered.

Supposedly, all religions worship the same God and are thus part of the big family of God. However warm and fuzzy this sounds, it is not true. In reading the Old Testament it is crystal clear that there is the one true God and then there are all the other gods. Religion in no way is to be equal with the true worship of the one true God.

The God we know and love is the God who gave us His Word which specifically tells of a Savior whose name would be Jesus. Although the Jew rejected Jesus as their Messiah, those of us who are Christians have accepted Him to be our Savior and Lord. It is our firm belief that Jesus died for our sins and became our Redeemer, allowing us to be reconciled to God.

We do not believe we are “special” so much as “chosen”. Just as the Children of Israel were chosen by God to be His people in the Old Testament, we believe the Church, the Body of Christ, Christians are God’s chosen people today. This does not mean God does not love everyone, it simply means that those of us who have confessed with our mouth that Jesus is Lord and believed in our heart that God has raised Him from the dead, are saved.

The Bible says that God is love which means He is incapable of manifesting anything other than love to anyone at any time. The Bible says that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. A God of light cannot manifest the darkness found in partiality or hatred.

For two thousand years, God has declared that the way unto Him is through His Son Jesus Christ. God has declared that there is no other name under heaven whereby man may be saved other than Jesus Christ. God has set forth Jesus Christ as a payment for our sins and means whereby we are reconciled to God and declared righteous.

As Christians, we have the joy and privilege of sharing with others the wonderful message of who Jesus Christ is, what He did for us and what is available through faith in Him. The more this message lives in us, the greater our witness for Him will be.

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K Reynolds @kreynolds ·

[quote]It is our firm belief that Jesus died for our sins and became our Redeemer, allowing us to be reconciled to God.[/quote]

And what better news can there be than "The Good News" of reconciliation?

[quote] Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5:17-19 (NIV)[/quote]

And this glorious good news is that it is available to all who believe and repent. :dance:

Blessings!

K :princess:

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Sandy Brooks @poodlelady ·

"Supposedly, all religions worship the same God and are thus part of the big family of God. However warm and fuzzy this sounds, it is not true. In reading the Old Testament it is crystal clear that there is the one true God and then there are all the other gods. Religion in no way is to be equal with the true worship of the one true God."

The word is very clear that there were/are people worshiping other gods. God gave them/us the freedom of choice and that included the God they/we chose to worship. He also made it plain that there is but one True God and one way of salvation.

Blessings
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The Bible says that God is love which means He is incapable of manifesting anything other than love to anyone at any time. The Bible says that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. A God of light cannot manifest the darkness found in partiality or hatred.

Several pastors at our church have said; " God is good all the time.", Which pretty much says what you said above, yet some Christian brothers that I hang around with say that God caused Sandy or at least let Sandy and the other killer storms happen. Also Revelations and some other passages talk of wide spread destruction, which of course means that millions will suffer.

How do you reconcile these two views?

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