Monday, February 13, 2017

Always Has and Always Will Be Jesus

Acts 4:12 New English Translation (NET Bible)

12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved.”
“The world's theology

The world's theology is easy to define. 
It is the view . . .
that human beings are basically good,
that no one is really lost,
that belief in Jesus Christ is not necessary for salvation.

"Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools."
Romans 1:22” 

― James Montgomery Boice

We watched the video of James Montgomery Boice today in our morning service.    He was the pastor of my college years in Philadelphia.   This brought to mind another great to me Bible scholar of those years, my grandmother, who taught and wrote Bible studies on Christ in the first books of the Old Testament.   Before the sermon ended we were challenged to read a chapter a day from the book of John.   The whole Bible has always been about Jesus.  Our whole lives always have been and always will be about Jesus, even for those who don't call him Savior, because they will live their days denying him.  He is true.  He is good.  He is mighty to save.  
Here's todays reading.
John 1:1-14 New English Translation (NET Bible)

The Prologue to the Gospel
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was fully God. 2 The Word was with God in the beginning. 3 All things were created by him, and apart from him not one thing was created that has been created. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of mankind. 5 And the light shines on in the darkness, but the darkness has not mastered it.

6 A man came, sent from God, whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify about the light, so that everyone might believe through him. 8 He himself was not the light, but he came to testify about the light. 9 The true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was created by him, but the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to what was his own, but his own people did not receive him. 12 But to all who have received him—those who believe in his name—he has given the right to become God’s children 13 —children not born by human parents or by human desire or a husband’s decision, but by God.

14 Now the Word became flesh and took up residence among us. We saw his glory—the glory of the one and only, full of grace and truth, who came from the Father.

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