Monday, June 19, 2017

My Rambling Thoughts

Have you ever thought about the fact that Jesus did not come to save everyone?  I know there are those who get upset when they see something like that.  "What?  Jesus came to save everyone!  God loves everyone and He wouldn't leave anyone out!"

Take a look at this verse:

And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick.
I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. Luke 5:31-32 

Jesus Himself said that he did not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.  He directed that statement to the Pharisees and Scribes, but it still stands for today.  Jesus did not die to save the righteous.  He died to save sinners.  He came to save those who have no righteousness of their own.  He came to save those who were helpless to save themselves.

Those who think they are righteous because they do good works or light candles, or get deemed worthy by the bishop to enter the temple or follow a list of rules and commandments or many other things people do to be righteous are not the ones whom Jesus came to save.  They think they are already righteous by their deeds.  Jesus didn't come for them.

Jesus came for those who are poor in spirit, who know they can't be righteous on their own merit before God.  Jesus came for those who are helpless and hopeless before God.  One who finds their righteousness through other means besides Jesus Christ are not the ones He came to save.  However, He can change their hearts if He so chooses and make them come to realize that He is the only Way, the Truth and the Life.  At that point, they become poor in spirit and then He saves them.

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