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  • Writer's pictureRick Zumpano

If You Believe in Jesus...

One of the true marvels of Christendom today is the number of people who say they believe in Jesus but do not accept everything which He taught. They want the gracious and compassionate Son of Man but don’t want the holy and zealous Son of God. They want the Lamb of God but not the Lion of the tribe of Judah. They want the suffering Savior but not the Christ of God with eyes “like a flame of fire,” a voice “like the sound of many waters” and “a sharp two-edged sword” coming out of His mouth. They want to pick and choose their Jesus and what they will believe of the words He taught.

However, Jesus does not allow us that luxury. He said that if we are ashamed of Him and His words (Luke 9:26) that He will be ashamed of us on that final day. He said that if we reject Him and His words that His word will judge us on that last day (John 12:48).

So if you believe in Jesus, then... must believe that God created the human family and that He made marriage for a man and a woman (Matthew 19:4-5). must believe in Noah and his ark (Matthew 24:37-39). must believe in Jonah’s being in the great fish (Matthew 12:40). must believe that Jesus is God (John 8:58). must believe that He was dead, and that God raised Him from the dead and that He is alive now (Revelation 1:17-18). must call no man either Teacher or Father (Matthew 23:8-10). must love your enemies (Matthew 5:44). must believe that both belief and baptism are necessary for salvation (Mark 16:15-16). must believe in a final judgment of the evil and the righteous (Matthew 13:41-43). must love the Lord Jesus above all others, including yourself (Luke 14:26).

We could add many, many more. So, do you believe in Jesus?


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