Part 5 of 5 –
God’s Gift Exceeds that of any Religion
Anytime anyone turns to the man-made religions of the world, they are saying “No thanks, God.” We don’t need your gift of Christ and His blood. Mohammed had no divine blood to offer for man’s sins and he is admittedly dead today. Buddha and Confucius simply offer us philosophies, having no blood to offer. Hinduism’s 100,000,000 idol gods have no divine blood to offer and so they are not the answer for man’s needy condition.
No other religion offers God’s genuine Gift for mankind – Jesus is the only LIVING Savior and the only God the human race cannot take credit for – He was conceived by the Holy Spirit of God the Father to bear and shed His Royal blood, as God’s gift for man, to pay for the sins of the world. Thus the Bible declares, Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name (but Jesus) under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Sadly, even so-called Christians; the ones who do not really know Him intimately, those who don’t trust Him as their Lord and Savior, live beneath their portion – missing our on God’s Gift. They still live essentially saying, “No thanks, God, I can live my life on my own, – I go to church, so I don’t need you involved in my daily living.” They think they have all they need. They are like the Laodiceans of Revelation 3, to whom the Lord replies - Revelation 3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
We are living in a very difficult time…and this well could be the last time some of us will celebrate Christmas. I am not trying to be overly dramatic or alarmist, but this is the truth. Our world is filled with terror and uncertainty; it seems to be careening towards disaster.
Yet, there is only one certainty…and His name is Jesus. He is the Gift of God. What He offers is forgiveness, salvation, peace, and the genuine everlasting type of life – God’s very life - to be in us as our eternal life that we may enjoy right now on earth, and then also forever!
I trust that none of us as Christians is saying “No thanks, God.” We can right now accept anew the wondrous benefits that God’s Gift has to offer us by grace through faith.
Romans 10:8-10 (KJV) But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
NOTE: This paper was adapted and expanded from thoughts offerred in an article by Rexella Van Impe