The Reverend
BBT MINISTRIES INC - ...THE WORD OF THE LORD ENDURETH FOREVER 1PETER 1:25
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The Reverend

No matter who or what we are, God restores us to right standing with Himself only by means of the death of Jesus Christ.  God does this, not because Jesus pleads with Him to do so but because He died.  It cannot be earned, just accepted.  All the pleading for salvation which deliberately ignores the Cross of Christ is useless.  It is knocking at a door other than the one which Jesus has already opened.  We protest by saying, "But I don't want to come that way.  It is too humiliating to be received as a sinner."  God's response, through Peter, is, "...there is no other name...by which we must be saved" (Acts 4:12).  What at first appears to be heartlessness on God's part is actually the true expression of His heart.  There is unlimited entrance His way.  "In Him we have redemption through His blood..." (Eph.1:7).  To identify with the death of Jesus Christ means that we must die to everything that was never a part of Him.

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