What I read today
Deuteronomy 33-34; Psalm93; Jeremiah 27; Acts 4; Hebrews 6
Peter says the words that have caused people to fall for the past 2000 years.
“There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among mortals by which we must be saved.”
We live in a time when inclusiveness is the rule of the day. We’re supposed to accept any and all types of behavior, we have to accept any and all kinds of teaching. Humanism is spreading around the world, and in the United States, it’s nearly become the law of the land.
But the Gospel says that Jesus is the only way to salvation.
Sadly, the further we get from the simple truth of the Gospel, the more we allow the human teaching of inclusion, the more our world spins out of control.
If we believe that all humans are created in God’s image, then we grow up knowing that killing them is wrong.
If we believe that we should serve our neighbors and love them as Jesus loved us then disputes with our neighbors should diminish.
If we believe that we should obey our government as God appointed, then we would treat our police and fireman with respect.
If we believe Jesus came to save each one of us and that his death on the cross gave all mankind worth and dignity because of the love he had for us then this divisions among us over race and sex would disintegrate.
If we loved our spouses and children like God loved us the problems of divorce and domestic abuse would be gone forever.
If we obeyed God rather than our culture today how much better a world would this be?