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True Salvation Is Through Jesus Christ Alone!

Posted by Scott on June 5, 2008

Easy believism taught by many mainstream churches today is not the true salvation taught in scripture.  This “gospel” being taught that God loves you just as you are and he wants to bless your life now…that you can have “your best life now” is a false gospel.  Until a person comes to terms with the fact that they are a sinner condemned to hell apart from a work of God in their life and that repentance is required they will not be truly saved.  You cannot just believe in Christ and not deal with the sin.  This is why so many churches today are racking up great numbers of so called “converts to Christ”…just believe and you are saved, but without repentance.  Anyone will come that kind of Jesus…just believe in Him and you have a ticket to heaven and yet you do not really have to change your life at all….this is wrong and heretical.  Jesus says we must deny ourselves and follow Him.  Was His life on earth easy?  No!  To follow the Jesus Christ of the Bible, to follow the God of the Bible, will not make you the most popular person on the street.  As a matter of fact it will most likely divide your street with most people being on the opposite side from you.  To believe, have faith in and follow the Jesus of the Bible, the true Christ, will require you to turn from the way you are going right now and go the way of Christ.  Our best life is in the future with Christ in the New Heaven for all eternity…it is not right now!  I encourage you to watch John MacCarthur speak on this very subject.  It is a great video.  Enjoy and search your heart today!

 

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6 Responses to “True Salvation Is Through Jesus Christ Alone!”

  1. croixian1 said

    WELL, I MUST TELL YOU I AM SURE 100% TO YOUR QUESTION BELOW THIS. DID BUDDHA DIE ON A CROSS FOR HIS PEOPLE AND FULFILL THE PROPHECY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT? DID MOHAMMED, ODIN, KRISHNA, OR MITHRAS? HOW MANY FOLLOWERS HAVE DIED MARTYRS DEATHS FOR THESE PEOPLE? I HAVE NO DOUBT SOME, BUT TRUTHFULLY IN THIS DAY AND TIME HOW MANY? I AM NOT SURE WHO A FEW OF THESE ARE YOU MENTIONED ANYWAY LIKE ODIN AND MITHRAS. BUT I AM NOT ANY LESS SURE BY YOUR QUESTION AS TO WHO CHRIST IS THAN I WAS BEFORE THE QUESTION 🙂

    CHRISTIANITY IS BASED ON THE SCRIPTURES OF THE HOLY BIBLE. WE HAVE RECORD THAT JESUS REALLY LIVED 2000 YEARS AGO. EVEN THOSE THAT DO NOT BELIEVE HE IS THE CHRIST DO NOT DISPUTE THAT FACT. HOWEVER, I WOULD CHALLENGE YOU TO STUDY THE LIFE OF EACH OF THESE YOU HAVE MENTIONED IN THEIR ENTIRETY AND I BELIEVE YOU WILL SEE A GRAND DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ALL OF THESE AND JESUS CHRIST. I CANNOT DENY MY PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH MY GOD…IT IS SO PERSONAL AND REAL I JUST KNOW IT IS THE TRUTH.

    MY PRAYER WOULD BE THAT YOU WILL FIND THE SAVIOR YOU MAY BE SEEKING. THANKS FOR COMMENTING.

    IN CHRIST MY LORD,
    SCOTT

    “True Salvation Through Jesus Christ Alone!”

    I have to disagree with you. Odin, Krishna, Mithras and Buddha all claimed the exact same thing hundreds to thousands of years before the supposed time of Christ, and their followers believed as you do: That YOUR god is the ONLY way.
    Christianity is nothing more than a plagiarism of dozens of old, extinct religions. So, are you SURE its Christ and not Odin or Mithras? Perhaps you are worshiping the wrong god?
    There are now just shy of 5000 truly identified gods in human history. You believe in one of them. Are you sure its the right one? Your odds are: .0002.

    Just some thoughts.

  2. MARIA I S B MELO said

    I BELIEVE THE SALVATION IS ONLY IN CHRIST. HE IS THE ALFA AND THE OMEGA. HE IS THE KING OF THE UNIVERSE. HE IS MY KING, HE IS MY LORD, HE IS MY LIFE!!!
    CHRIST, ONLY HIM, WAS CAPEAPLE TO GIVE HIS LIFE, HIS BLOOD FOR US! DO YOU KNOW ANOTHER RELIGION FOUNDER WHO GAVE HIS LIFE FOR AHYONE?!…CHRIST IS THE WAY, THE TRUE AND THE LIIIIIIFE!!! CHRIST LIVES, CHRIST REIGNS, CHRIST COMMANDS ALL OVER THE WORLD, UNTIL THE END! AMEM!!!

    All I can say is a big AMEN along with you.

    In Christ,
    Scott

  3. MARIA I S B MELO -BRASIL said

    CHRIST LIVES, CHRIST REIGN, CHRIST COMMANDS ALL OVER THE UNIVERSE! HE IS MY KING, HE IS MY LORD , HE IS MY LIIIIFE! HE IS THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA! HE IS THE WAY, THE TRUE AND THE LIFE!
    DO YOU KNOW A RELIGION FOUNDER WHO GAVE HIS LIFE FOR ANYONE?!… AND HE RESUSCITATED!!!! HALLELUJAH!!! CHRIST IS ALIIIIIVES! HALLELUJIAH!!!
    HE COMMANDS ALL OVER THE UNIVERSE!!! MARIA I S B MELO- BRASIL

    Again a BIG AMEN to your comments. Christ does live regardless of what the skeptics, athiest, other religious people say about Him. Someday we will all know definately…I am not willing to risk my eternity on anyone else than Jesus Christ.

    In Christ my Lord,
    Scott

  4. croixian1 said

    Do you recognize these stories? NEED TO GO BACK AND FIND OUT WHO IS WRITING THESE STORIES…THEY ARE SMOKING SOMETHING STRONG!
    THE CLAIMS OF BUDDHA HERE ARE FALSE FOR THE MOST PART! WHEN LOOKING AT THE TRUE RESEARCH YOU CANNOT FIND ANY CONNECTION. I AM SURE RELIGIOUSTOLERANCE.ORG OR SOME OTHER QUACK SITE MIGHT MAKE THESE CLAIMS AND QUOTE PEOPLE SAID TO BE EXPERTS IN THE FIELD, BUT THAT MEANS NOTHING. I HAVE STUDIED MOST OF THESE EXCEPT MITHRAS AND THIS IS THE FIRST ENCOUNTER WITH THESE CONNECTING CLAIMS. UNBELIEVABLE. JESUS CHRIST IS STILL THE ONE TRUE GOD OF THIS UNIVERSE.

    * ______ was born of the virgin ___, who was considered the “Queen of Heaven.” THIS IS FALSE. HE WAS BORN A PRINCE TO KING Suddhodana. AFTER HE WAS SEVERAL YEARS OLD A WISE PERSON TOLD HIS FAMILY HE THOUGHT HE WOULD BECOME A RELIGIOUS LEADER. AFTER HIS ENLIGHTENED AS THEY CALL IT, HE BECAME BUDDHA AND LIVED TO THE AGE OF 80 YEARS OLD AND DIED IN Kushinagara (Pali Kusinara) (India).
    * He was of royal descent. THIS IS TRUE AS I MENTIONED ABOVE, BUT NOT FROM THE LINE OF KING DAVID OF THE BIBLE.
    * He crushed a serpent’s head. NOTHING I HAVE FOUND SUPPORTS THIS CLAIM.
    * He performed miracles and wonders, healed the sick, fed 500 men from a “small basket of cakes,” and walked on water. NOTHING FOUND TO SUPPORT THIS CLAIM.
    * He abolished idolatry, was a “sower of the word,” and preached “the establishment of a kingdom of righteousness.” NOPE..HE PREACHED THE FOLLOWING: a path of moderation that lies mid-way between the extremes of self-indulgence and self-mortification…NOT RIGHTEOUSNESS.
    * He taught chastity, temperance, tolerance, compassion, love, and the equality of all. POSSIBLY, BUT MANY TEACH THIS.
    * He was transfigured on a mount. NOTHING TO SUPPORT THIS CLAIM.
    * ________ was crucified in a sin-atonement, suffered for three days in hell, and was resurrected. FALSE. HE DIED AN OLD MAN OF 80 YEARS OLD IN INDIA.
    * He ascended to Nirvana or “heaven.” NIRVANA IS NOT MEANT BY ANYTHING IN THE BUDDHA REALM PERTAINING TO HEAVEN. NIRVANA MEANS PEACE OR OTHER SHORE OF SAMSARA. NO RECORD OF HIS ASCENCION FOUND.
    * _____ was considered the “Good Shepherd”, the “Carpenter”, the “Infinite and Everlasting.” AGAIN, NOTHING TO SUPPORT THIS CLAIM.
    * He was called the “Savior of the World” and the “Light of the World.” HE WAS CONSIDERED A GOOD TEACHER, BUT NOT THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD OR LIGHT OF THE WORLD AS CLAIMED HERE.

    Story of Christ? Nope, story of Buddha, 600 years BEFORE the supposed time of Christ. THERE IS NOTHING FROM MY RESEARCH THAT COMES CLOSE TO BEING THE SAME AS THE BELIEF OF JESUS CHRIST. NOTHING I FOUND AFTER SPENDING A COUPLE OF HOURS RESEARCHING EVEN SMELLS SOMEWHAT LIKE CHRIST LIFE OR CLAIMS.

    How about this one? THIS ONE IS INTERESTING AS TO HOW YOU CAN MAKE THIS CONNECTION. I LAUGHED SO HARD ON THIS ONE. A SYMBOLIC god WITH A HUMAN BODY AND FALCON HEAD…HOW IS THIS CONNECTED. BUT READ ON! HORUS MEANS FALCON…STILL NO CONNECTION TO JESUS HERE OR EVEN A RESEMBLANCE. Horus is the god of the sky, and the son of Osiris. His mother is Isis. UH, NO CONNECTION HERE EITHER. MANY TIMES HE WAS REFERRED TO AS THE LORD OF THE PERCH. IT IS SAID THAT SHORTLY AFTER THE EARTH WAS CREATED (INTERESTINGLY THAT IS WHAT IS SAID IN THIS CONTEXT) A FALCON RESTED ON A PERCH AND THUS CALLED A god. HORUS WAS EVENTUALLY BLINDED IN A BATTLE WITH “SET” WHO LOST A TESTICLE IN THE BATTLE. HORUS WAS SAID TO HAVE ATTACKED FRIENDS AT TIME SINCE HE COULD NOT SEE. I STILL CANNOT FIND THIS CONNECTION WITH CHRIST IN THIS RESEARCH. REGARDLESS OF RELIGIOUSTOLERANCE.ORGs CLAIMS WHICH I HAVE FOUND NO BASIS TO THEIR CLAIMS.

    * ____ was born of the virgin _____ on December 25th in a cave/manger, with his birth being announced by a star in the East and attended by three wise men. THIS IS FALSE. HE WAS FIRST RECORDED AS SETTING ON A PERCH RIGHT AFTER THE CREATION OF THE WORLD. NO RECORDS OF A BIRTH…HE WAS NOT REAL…THIS WAS A MYTHICAL FIGURE THE PHAROAH’S WROSHIPPED AS THEIR GOD OF THE SKY-WAR GOD-ETC.
    * He was a child teacher in the Temple and was baptized when he was 30 years old. NOT TRUE EITHER….AGAIN THIS WAS A MYTHICAL GOD MAN WITH A FALCON HEAD.
    * _____ was also baptized by “Anup the Baptizer,” who becomes “John the Baptist.” FALSE.
    * He had 12 disciples. NOPE..HE DID NOT. THIS IS A FALSE CLAIM AS WELL. SOME SAY HE HAD 4 FOLLOWERS AND SOME SAY 16 SEMI-DIVINE FOLLOWERS, BUT NOT 12. RELIGIOUSTOLERANCE.ORG IS NOT A VERY GOOD SOURCE TO USE FOR ALL THESE BY THE WAY.
    * He performed miracles and raised one man, El-Azar-us, from the dead. HE NEVER PERFORMED MIRACLES. HE WAS THE GOD OF THE SKY WHO SPENT MOST OF HIS LIFE BATTLING THE OTHER GOD CALLED “SET” WHO KILLED HORUS’ FATHER OSIRIS.
    * He walked on water. HE FLEW NOT WALKED…THIS IS ALL FALSE.
    * Horus was transfigured on the Mount. LAUGHABLE AT THE LEAST…FALSE.
    * He was crucified, buried in a tomb and resurrected. NOPE…FALSE AGAIN.
    * He was also the “Way, the Truth, the Light, the Messiah, God’s Anointed Son, the Son of Man, the Good Shepherd, the Lamb of God, the Word” etc. NOTHING RECORDED THAT EVEN COMES CLOSE TO THIS….FALSE AGAIN.
    * He was “the Fisher,” and was associated with the Lamb, Lion and Fish. NO HE WAS THE WAR GOD, GOD OF THE SKY,
    * _____’s personal epithet was “Iusa,” the “ever-becoming son” of “Ptah,” the “Father.” HIS FATHERS NAME WAS OSIRIS..FALSE CLAIM.
    * _____ was called “the KRST,” or “Anointed One,” long before the Christians duplicated the story. FALSE AGAIN….MISINFORMATION I GUESS.

    Story of Christ? Nope, story of Horus, thousands of years BEFORE the supposed time of Christ. THE CLAIMS ARE FALSE AND NOTHING IN THE REAL RESEARCH EVEN MENTIONS THIS STUFF. OF COURSE SEVERAL SITES ON THE INTERNET MAKE THESE CLAIMS, BUT THAT MEANS NOTHING TO ME OR MOST OTHER BELEIVERS.

    So, how about this one? TEKTON WAS INTERESTING ABOUT THIS, BUT THE SOURCES ARE ALL UNRELIABLE. FOR THE MOST PART IT SEEMS AS THOUGH SOMEONE HAS PLANTED ALL THESE SIMILARITIES IN ORDER TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE THE CHRISTIAN CLAIMS WERE DERRIVED FROM THESE OTHER PAGAN GODS….HOWEVER, THAT SIMPLY IS NOT THE CASE. KNOWING GOD AS I DO, HE HAS A PURPOSE IN ALLOWING THESE PAGAN CLAIMS FOR HIS PURPOSES NOT OURS. AFTER READING ALL THIS I AM STILL AMUSED AND NOT SWAYED INTO BUYING ANY OF IT. I WILL NOT EVEN TAKE THE TIME TO ADDRESS EACH OF THESE LINE BY ANYMORE…IT IS BORING.

    * _____ was born of a virgin on December 25th.
    * He was considered a great traveling teacher and master.
    * He had 12 companions or disciples.
    * He performed miracles.
    * He was buried in a tomb.
    * After three days he rose again.
    * His resurrection was celebrated every year.
    * ______ was called “the Good Shepherd.”
    * He was considered “the Way, the Truth and the Light, the Redeemer, the Savior, the Messiah.”
    * He was identified with both the Lion and the Lamb.
    * His sacred day was Sunday, “the Lord’s Day,” hundreds of years before the appearance of Christ.
    * ______ had his principal festival on what was later to become Easter, at which time he was resurrected.
    * His religion had a Eucharist or “Lord’s Supper.” FALSE CLAIM….NO REAL RECORD OF THIS AS MOST OF THE RECORDS OF MITHRAS DO NOT EXIST TODAY.

    Story of Christ? Nope, story of Mithras, 600 years BEFORE the supposed time of Christ.

    Surely this one rings a bell? ANOTHER BORING LIE FROM NON-BELIEVERS. MEANS NOTHING…INTERESTING STUDY, BUT FALSE CLAIMS. HAS NO IMPACT ON PEOPLE TODAY OTHER THAN A FEW DEVOTE BELIEVERS IN KRISHNA THAT HAVE BEEN BLINDED TO THE FACTS.

    * ______ was born of the Virgin Devaki (”Divine One”)
    * His father was a carpenter.
    * His birth was attended by angels, wise men and shepherds, and he was presented with gold, frankincense and myrrh.
    * He was persecuted by a tyrant who ordered the slaughter of thousands of infants.
    * He was of royal descent.
    * He was baptized in the River Ganges.
    * He worked miracles and wonders.
    * He raised the dead and healed lepers, the deaf and the blind.
    * _____ used parables to teach the people about charity and love.
    * “He lived poor and he loved the poor.”
    * He was transfigured in front of his disciples.
    * In some traditions he died on a tree or was crucified between two thieves.
    * He rose from the dead and ascended to heaven.
    * _____ is called the “Shepherd God” and “Lord of lords,” and was considered “the Redeemer, Firstborn, Sin Bearer, Liberator, Universal Word.”
    * He is the second person of the Trinity, and proclaimed himself the “Resurrection” and the “way to the Father.”
    * He was considered the “Beginning, the Middle and the End,” (”Alpha and Omega”), as well as being omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent.
    * His disciples bestowed upon him the title “Jezeus,” meaning “pure essence.”
    * _____ is to return to do battle with the “Prince of Evil,” who will desolate the earth.

    Story of Christ? Nope, story of Krishna, hundreds of years BEFORE the supposed time of Christ.

    YOUR POINT IS WHAT ON THIS? FIRST OF ALL I FIND LITTLE TO NO CREDIBILITY TO ANY OF THESE STORIES. JESUS WAS NOT BORN ON DECEMBER 25TH, SO THAT REALLY RAISES A RED FLAG TO ME CONCERNING MITHRAS. WE CELEBRATE CHRIST BIRTH ON THE 25TH, BUT IT WAS HIS BIRTH WAS ACTUALLY IN A DIFFERENT TIME OF YEAR. NOT SURE WHERE YOU HAVE STUDIED THESE OR GET THIS INFORMATION, BUT IT MEANS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO ME REGARDLESS IF THEY RESEMBLE SOME OF THE FACTS OF JESUS CHRIST LIFE. TO DENY JESUS EXISTANCE IS TO SIMPLY DENY TRUTH ITSELF. AS I HAVE SAID EVEN JEWS WHO HATE JESUS CHRIST ADMIT HE WAS ALIVE ABOUT 2000 YEARS AGO.

    I DO NOT REMEMBER FROM SPEAKING TO SOME OF MY BUDDHA FRIENDS ANYTHING ABOUT HIM BEING CRUCIFIED FOR ATONEMENTS OF SIN. AGAIN, CREDIBILITY SHOT WITH THAT ONE. I AM NOT ACCUSING YOU OF THIS, BUT MAYBE YOUR SOURCE.

    THIS IS A GOOD TRY AT GETTING TO ME, IF THAT IS WHAT YOU ARE TRYING TO DO, BUT IT WILL NOT WORK…SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN A BELIEVER FOR A FEW MONTHS OR YEARS IT MIGHT SHAKE, BUT I HAVE HAD MUCH WORSE THROWN AT ME THEN THIS. I SUSPECT NOTHING LESS FROM ANYONE WHO DOES NOT BELIEVE. I AM SURE ALL THESE GUYS WERE GOOD PEOPLE, BUT THEY WERE IMPOSTERS. JESUS WAS AND IS THE REAL DEAL! I CANNOT MAKE IT ANY SIMPLER THAN THAT. BUDDHA, KRISHNA, MITHRAS, AND HORUS DO NOT HAVE THE SAME EFFECT WHEN BROUGHT UP IN CONVERSATION THAN WHEN WE BRING UP JESUS CHRIST…WHEN JESUS CHRIST COMES UP ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE. JESUS IS A DIVIDING LINE TO MOST PEOPLE, BUT NONE OF THE OTHERS HAVE THAT SAME EFFECT…IT INTERESTING TO WATCH THIS AND LISTEN TO THIS AT TIMES. I AM NOT HERE TO TRY AND CONVINCE YOU OF ANYTHING. IF GOD INTENDS FOR YOU TO BELIEVE IN HIM YOU WILL, IF NOT THEN THAT IS TRAGIC. I HOPE YOU CONTINUE TO READ THIS BLOG AND YOU ARE WELCOME TO COMMENT IF YOU LIKE TOO.

    PRAISING JESUS DAILY,
    SCOTT

    THANKS FOR COMMENTING.

  5. Kurt said

    True. Buddha was not a Christ-figure. The Jesus fable was constructed from the other stories that were mentioned above.
    *JESUS CHRIST NOT A FABLE. MAN HAS BEEN TRYING TO MAKE JESUS A FABLE FOR CENTURIES OF COURSE. JESUS CHRIST IS THE ONLY FIGURE IN HISTORY THAT CAUSES PEOPLE TO BE DIVIDED WITH SUCH HOSTILITY. PEOPLE SHOULD TRUST IN CHRIST AS SAVIOR AND MAKE HIM THEIR LORD.

    I don’t think Buddhists would equate the Master with being a Saviour, as Buddhists don’t believe there is anything to save us from.
    *BUDDHIST MAY NOT THINK THEIR IS ANYTHING TO SAVE US FROM, BUT MAN’S SIN IS THAT WHICH CONDEMNS US TO HELL UNLESS WE ARE REPENTANT AND ASK CHRIST TO FORGIVE US AND SAVE US AN ETERNITY OF PUNISHMENT AWAITS THOSE WHO DO NOT. I AM WILLING TO BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST AS GOD’S SON AND SAVIOR AND LORD…IF I AM WRONG NOT MUCH WILL CHANGE, BUT IF I DID NOT BELIEVE AND FOUND OUT AFTER THIS LIFE IT IS TRUE THEN IT WILL BE TOO LATE…I AM NOT WILLING TO RISK MY ETERNITY ON MUSLIM, BUDDHIST, KRESHNA, COMMUNISM, ATHIESTIC, OR ANY OTHER THOUGHT THAT IS IN DISAGREEMENT WITH THAT OF THE BIBLE. BUDDHA COULD NOT SAVE ANYONE BECAUSE HE WAS A FAKE AS SO MANY OTHER FIGURES PRETENDING TO BE CHRIST COULD NOT. NOW, YOU HAVE SAID HE WAS NOT A CHRIST FIGURE…THAT MAY BE SO…I COULD FIND NO EVIDENCE REALLY TO ANY OF THE OTHER COMMENTERS CLAIMS. THERE HAVE BEEN MANY COME AND GO CLAIMING TO BE THE CHRIST, BUT NONE HAVE FULFILLED PROPHECY AND HISTORY OTHER THAN JESUS CHRIST.

    THANKS FOR COMMENTS,
    SCOTT

  6. Gillian said

    Titus 3 : 4-5 ” But when the kindness and love of God our Saviour appeared, He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done , but because of His mercy.”

    THAT IS CORRECT….IT IS ALL BY THE GRACE AND MERCY OF OUR SOVEREIGN GOD. THANKS FOR THE WONDERFUL VERSE.

    IN CHRIST,
    SCOTT

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