Thursday, March 03, 2011

Do you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, who is God and His name is above every name, or do you have Him as your "life coach or role model"?

[Henryk Siemiradzki 1897]

The early Christians were not fed to wild beasts or dipped in wax and set ablaze as lamps in Nero's garden because they thought Jesus was a helpful life coach or role model, but because they witnessed to him as the only Lord and Savior of the world. Jesus Christ doesn't just live in the private hearts of individuals as the source of an inner peace. He is the Creator, Ruler, Redeemer, and Judge of all the earth. And now he commands everyone everywhere to repent. All idols are shams. All power and authority not only in heaven but on earth is Christ's. He cast Satan out of the heavenly sanctuary, where He prosecuted the saints day and night (Rev. 12). And now, having bound the strong man, he is looting his house on earth, taking back what rightfully belongs to Him (Matt. 12:29)." -Michael Horton

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