2/7/2013 11:00:55 AM
Religion or Relationship?
When anyone considers the person and work of Jesus Christ and still refuses to exchange their religion for a relationship with Him, there can only be one explanation. The god of this world (Satan) has blinded their minds to keep them from seeing the light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ" (2 Cor. 4:4). Following are the spiritual blessings the Lord Jesus Christ offers for those who will repent of every false way and trust Him.
He provided the only way for sinful man to be saved (Acts 4:12).
He testified to the truth. Those who seek the truth listen to Him (John 18:37).
He is the truth for those who are deceived and in bondage (John 8:31-32; 14:6).
He is the life for those who are dead in sin (John 14:6).
He is the only way to the Father for those who are lost (John 14:6).
He gave His life as a ransom for many (Matt. 20:28).
He died for the ungodly (Rom. 5:6).
He died for sins, once for all, to bring His people to God (1 Peter 3:18).
He bore the sin of His people in His body on a tree (1 Peter 2:24).
He offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice to God (Eph. 5:2).
He purifies His people of all their sins with His precious blood (1 John 1:7, Titus 2:14).
He became sin for His people so they could become the righteousness of God in Him (2 Cor. 5:21).
He forgives all the sins of every believer (Col. 1:14, 2:13-14).
He reconciles believers to God, changing their relationship from enmity to peace (Eph. 2:14-18).
He completely satisfied divine justice for the sins of His people (1 John 2:2).
He redeems believers from the power of sin (Gal. 3:10-14, 22).
He justifies every believer by declaring them righteous forever (Rom. 3::23-25, Heb. 10:14).
He puts away the sins of every believer and will never take them into account (Heb. 9:26; Rom. 4:6-8).
He saves every believer from judgment and condemnation in the eternal fire of hell (John 3:18, 5:24).
He delivers every believer from the kingdom of darkness into His glorious kingdom of light (Col. 1:13).
He promises to glorify every believer and has given them the gift of eternal life which can never be lost or revoked (Rom. 8:30; 11:29).