Ephesians 4:5-6 New Living Translation
“There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all, in all, and living through all.”
In a world where people seem to believe there are many ways to get to heaven I present this to you: Paul’s statement regarding the one true and everlasting God. All scripture points to the undeniable thought process that the belief in Christ alone as man’s Savior and Lord and the existence of one God who is supremely over all creation is the correct path. If it were not so then why is it the only belief system that gets persecuted? Why are Christian believers alone martyred for their faith? Why aren’t Buddhists or Hindus or Jehovah Witness or any other fringe ‘religious’ group? Only believers in Jesus Christ.
In this age of ‘live and let live’ those seeking to live as they please are grossly intolerant of those who have chosen what they feel is a better path. Believers haven’t helped their cause by being pushy and even somewhat belligerent regarding their faith. It’s a choice, live it in front of others and say only what you feel compelled to say according to the prompting of the Holy Spirit.
In the end it will be those who have sought to be Christ-like in their everyday lives that will have the greatest impact on this lost and dying world. God wishes for all men (and women) to come to the saving knowledge of Christ. Having said that, you cannot force anyone to believe. If you could they might break the yoke you have placed upon them and you may have lost them, perhaps forever. Let your thoughts predominantly be of Christ and God’s grace. Pray that you might see ALL others, both saved and unsaved, as our Lord sees them. Don’t preach at anyone, but rather, love them with patience, kindness and a gentle, merciful spirit. That will do more to advance the kingdom of God than any words we could ever say. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
Resource: The Life Application Study Bible.