CHRIST HAS DIED; CHRIST IS RISEN; CHRIST SHALL COME AGAIN!
By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
"My creed is Jesus and only Jesus" stated Count Nicholas Zinzendorf the leader of the great Moravian Revival that began on August 13,1727 and continued for more than 100 years!
Only the shed blood of Jesus of Nazareth the Lamb of God slain before the foundations of the world (Rev.1:5; 5:6-9) is able to purge the conscience, wash away sins and remove the guilt and condemnation of past and present transgressions. (1 John 1:7, 9; Heb.9:11-14).
God's Salvation for fallen man comes only through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ on Calvary's Cross and glorious resurrection from the dead!
The Holy Bible states: "Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in His sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. (Rom.3: 20)
"For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Being justified by his GRACE through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
"Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through FAITH in his Blood, to declare His righteousness for the remission (forgiveness) of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God." (Rom.3: 23-25)
FOR ABRAHAM & FOR US ALSO!
St. Paul lays it out so clearly that only someone with an arterial motive in twisting the Scriptures would refuse to understand.
"For what saith the Scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. For the promise that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the LAW, but through the righteousness of FAITH.
"Therefore it is of FAITH, that it might be by GRACE, to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the LAW but to that also which is of the FAITH of Abraham; who is the father of us all.
"And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness. Now it was not written for his sake alone; that it was imputed to him; BUT FOR US ALSO, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on Him that raised up Jesus from the dead; Who was delivered for our offences, and raised again for our justification." (Rom.3: 3-25)
Nearly 2,000 years ago St. Paul was pressing the point that his generation could receive God's full salvation through faith in Jesus Christ, as Abraham had by believing God's promises of concerning the coming Messiah.
They all believed that Abraham was justified by faith alone (before circumcision) by believing that through his seed the Messiah would come. Many refused to believe that they also could receive the forgiveness of sins and become righteous by God's GRACE and FAITH
in Jesus the Redeemer.
Many today believe that God performed great miracles through Paul's Ministry but it can't happen today! History repeats itself in our Churches. The Scriptures that will never pass away, declare: "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever." (Heb.13:8)
God's full Salvation with forgiveness of sins, Divine healing, the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, peace, joy and blessings forevermore are in fact, "FOR US ALSO." (Rom.4: 22-24) Amen.
BY GRACE ALONE, THROUGH FAITH ALONE, IN CHRIST ALONE! ALL OTHER DOCTRINES ARE DIABOLICAL LIES & COUNTERFEITS!