March 12, 2017 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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Top News – 3/12/2017

WATCH: Jordanian soldier who killed 7 Israeli children receives hero’s welcome
A hero’s welcome is being planned for the Jordanian soldier who killed seven Israeli school girls in 1997 and was released from prison on Sunday after serving a 20 year sentence. Ahmad Daqamseh’s tribe is planning on throwing him a massive party in his home village of Ibdir in northern Jordan. Locals from Daqamseh’s tribe in Ibdir have welcomed him as a “hero soldier.” Video was released Sunday of well-wishers cheering him on as his vehicle made its way to the village.

German newspapers: Netanyahu is a mad dictator like Khamenei
Two German tabloids in Hamburg and Berlin wrote on Friday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is one of the world’s seven most insane dictators, prompting the Israeli Embassy to slam the report as antisemitic. In unsigned articles titled “The seven looniest leaders of the world,” the papers included Netanyahu on a list with Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Syria’s Bashar Assad, North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, Russia’s Vladimir Putin, the Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte, and Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe.

Turkey referendum: Clashes as Dutch expel minister
Dutch riot police have clashed with protesters in Rotterdam, amid a diplomatic row that saw a Turkish minister escorted out of the country. Water cannon and police on horseback were used to disperse about 1,000 people outside the Turkish consulate. The minister was trying to win support among expatriates for a referendum on expanding Turkish presidential powers.

Chinese Communist Party officials harden rhetoric on Islam
China’s ruling Communist Party is hardening its rhetoric about Islam, with top officials making repeated warnings this past week about the specter of global religious extremism seeping into the country. Shaerheti Ahan, a top political and legal affairs party official in Xinjiang, became the latest official from a predominantly Muslim region to warn political leaders gathered in Beijing about China becoming destabilized by the “international anti-terror situation.”

Assad calls U.S. forces ‘invaders’, but still hopeful on Trump
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said U.S. forces in Syria were “invaders” and he had yet to see “anything concrete” emerge from U.S. President Donald Trump’s vow to prioritize the fight against Islamic State. Assad has said he saw promise in Trump’s statements emphasizing the battle against Islamic State in Syria, where U.S. policy under President Barack Obama had backed some of the rebels fighting Assad and shunned him as an illegitimate leader.

ACLU launches nationwide training on protest, resistance
The American Civil Liberties Union staged a nationwide training event Saturday to make sure people are aware of their rights as protesters and urge organized, public resistance by those opposed to policies of President Donald Trump. Organizers said the event at a sports arena on the University of Miami campus was livestreamed to locations in all 50 states. ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero said 200,000 people had signed up to attend one of an estimated 2,000 local events.

Trump mulls Middle East peace conference
US President Donald Trump is mulling the option to hold a peace conference in the Middle East in an effort to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after speaking on Friday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Friday’s 10-minute phone call was the first between Trump and Abbas since the former took office.

Death toll from Damascus bombing climbs to 74: Observatory
The death toll from a double bomb attack targeting Shi’ites visiting a pilgrimage site in Damascus has climbed to 74, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Sunday. Most of the dead in Saturday’s attack were Iraqi Shi’ites who were going to visit a cemetery near the Old City of Damascus. There has been no claim of responsibility. The Hezbollah-run al-Manar TV station said it was carried out by two suicide bombers.

Rules Being Enforced In Our Military About Transgenders Is Total Lunacy!
By now we all know that the “Hope and Change” drivel from BHO was all about the destruction of America as the world’s leader among nations.  From his apology tour to the Middle East, to his push for gay marriage and transgender laws; his determination to fundamentally change America was successful.

Trump Deploys Dozens Of Judges To Battle Massive Backlog Of Deportation Cases
In response to the ‘paralysis’ facing immigration courts, dealing with over 500,000 pending cases, President Trump is deploying 50 judges to immigration detention facilities across the United States, according to two sources and a letter seen by Reuters.

As Millions Of Venezuelans Try To Flee The Country They Run Into A Problem
While shortages of basic foods, medicines, and toilet paper may be a major societal problem, the people of Venezuela face an even more existential problem: the nation now lacks the materials to meet the soaring demand for new passports – making it almost impossible to leave the socialist utopia.

As North Korea’s arsenal grows, experts see heightened risk of ‘miscalculation’
On the day of North Korea’s first atomic test in 2006, aides to President George W. Bush began phoning foreign capitals to reassure allies startled by Pyongyang’s surprising feat. The test, aides said, had been mostly a failure: a botched, 1-kiloton cry for attention from a regime that had no warheads or reliable delivery systems and would never be allowed to obtain them.

When will Obama the Revolutionary Renegade strike?
Now that he’s been unceremoniously dragged off the high horse of his presidency, revolutionary renegade Barack Hussein Obama has returned to full-scale community organizing with a waiting ‘Civilian National security Force’, he promised back in 2008 that would be “just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded as the U.S. military” at his command.

Student Satanists Announce Lamb Sacrifice and Bible Burning at Clemson U
As most people know, demonic cults were a myth propagated in the 1990s with the hysteria of ritual abuse spreading throughout the US and Europe. They never existed, but it has become trendy for some people to emulate the imagined practices of Satanists. And now students at Clemson University have announced plans (via a poster) to perform a “live bloodletting and lamb sacrifice” and a burning of Bibles to commemorate the building of a new campus chapel.


Attorney General Jeff Sessions Demands Resignations Of 46 Obama-Appointed U.S. Attorneys

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is seeking the resignations of 46 United States attorneys who were appointed during the prior presidential administration, the Justice Department said Friday.

Many of the federal prosecutors who were nominated by former President Barack Obama have already left their positions, but the nearly four dozen who stayed on in the first weeks of the Trump administration have been asked to leave “in order to ensure a uniform transition,” Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said.

“Until the new U.S. attorneys are confirmed, the dedicated career prosecutors in our U.S. attorney’s offices will continue the great work of the department in investigating, prosecuting and deterring the most violent offenders,” she said in a statement.

It is customary, though not automatic, for the country’s 93 U.S. attorneys to leave their positions once a new president is in office. The Obama administration allowed political appointees of President George W. Bush to serve until their replacement had been nominated and confirmed.

Jeff Sessions Asks 46 Obama Appointed Attorneys To Resign

The federal prosecutors are nominated by the president, generally upon the recommendation of a home-state senator.

One U.S. attorney appointed by Bush, Rod Rosenstein of Maryland, remained on the job for the entire Obama administration and is the current nominee for deputy attorney general.

U.S. attorneys are responsible for prosecuting federal crimes in the territories they oversee. They report to Justice Department leadership in Washington, and their priorities are expected to be in line with those of the attorney general. source


Democrats And Liberal Media In Panic Mode As Obamagate Gets Ready To Blow Wide Open

A Hillary Clinton victory would have for at least a generation let Obama get away scot-free. But the sovereign God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob had other plans, and another candidate in mind. Donald J. Trump.

“So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king’s wrath pacified.” Esther 7:10 (KJV)

NTEB has been reporting to you since 2009 about how Barack Hussein Obama was the handpicked, George Soros created, New World Order globalist puppet to infiltrate and occupy the American government and do everything at his disposal to attempt to collapse our system from within. You can read our Obama archive of 1,300 plus articles by clicking here.

The”plan” was for Hillary Clinton to step into the Oval Office, with her victory bought and paid for by “unseen forces“, and she would continue Obama’s assault on our government and more importantly, shield from public view the facts exposing Obama for the usurper that he truly is. A Clinton victory would have for at least a generation let Obama get away scott-free. But the sovereign God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob had other plans, and another candidate in mind. Donald J. Trump. And that candidate, now our president, is exposing the whole thing. Obamagate is very real, and about blow sky-high.

Democrats plan to link Trump to the Russians is proving to be their own undoing

When Donald Trump won the presidency in the greatest upset in American history, the Democrats and all their associated minions immediately began a  mad scramble to concoct a plan to prevent their evil deeds from coming to light. Their combined genius came up with the Russian Hacking Scandal, in which they hoped, President Trump would be either neutralized or impeached and thereby rendered moot. But, as the Bible points out in the verse at the top, they are starting to swing on the very gallows they created for President Trump.

Just when the Obama Shadow Government thought they had Trump painted into a corner, the president released a bombshell. He claimed that he was hacked and spied on at the authorization of then-president Barack Obama. His claim was met with the predictable and immediate refutation by the Fake News Media, but as they saying goes, not so fast. As the rocks began to be turned over, the slimy denizens beneath began to reveal that yes, orders were given to “hack Trump”, and that yes, then-president Obama was at the helm.

Obamagate will prove to be the greatest scandal in American history, eventually dwarfing previous ones like Watergate, the assassination of JFK by the CIA, and the creation of the Federal Reserve in 1913 by the New World Order.

And, in such beautiful irony, none of this may have come to light had the Democrats not tried to tie the Trump campaign to the bogus Russian Hacking Scandal.

Democrats and fake news media are terrified, and absolutely in panic mode. And they should be.

Obama meet Haman, Haman meet Obama. Get ready to go swinging…


New Strain Of Terrifying Street Drug ‘Spice’ Creating Entire Subculture Of Human Zombies Across The Globe

Dead men and women were walking the streets of central Manchester this week.  Some of them, their faces wan and eyes open, but filled with a terrible vacancy, stumble forward with arms out-stretched.

“And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.” Revelation 9:6 (KJV)

Imagine people standing stock-still like shop mannequins, seemingly unconscious but upright, or slumped forward, as commuters scurry past with their heads down. There were still more I spotted comatose on pavements or slumped in doorways. One young man in a grey tracksuit lolled on the steps outside McDonald’s, twitching and gibbering to himself.

Outside the Arndale Shopping Centre, I saw another youth passed out on his back, his arms and legs extended into the air as if rigor mortis had set in. These are the victims of Spice, a generic term for various mixtures of herbs and potent chemicals which, until last May, was openly on sale in Britain as a so-called ‘legal high’.

The Walking Dead: New strain of spice turns homeless into zombies

Now, a powerful strain has emerged that produces a terrifying zombie-like effect in those who smoke it. It is estimated that up to 95 per cent of the young homeless in Manchester are using it, many of them hopelessly addicted.

Drug experts are warning of a Spice epidemic that is spreading from the North-West, driving a wave of crime and casualties that the police and emergency services are struggling to cope with.

‘Spice has the physically addictive qualities of heroin and the psychologically addictive qualities of crack,’ says Robert Ralphs, senior lecturer in criminology at the University of Manchester and an expert on the drug.

The crisis came to national attention this week following the publication of video footage, shot by an office worker in Manchester, showing people under its influence.

Photographs published in the Mail, taken by a bus driver who was alarmed by what he was seeing along his route each day in Wrexham in North Wales, further underlined this developing threat.

It has led to calls for Spice to be made a Class A drug.

I was, I admit, highly sceptical of the claims being made for Spice. I’m from Edinburgh, the heroin capital of Europe in the Eighties and setting for the film Trainspotting. I haven’t led a sheltered life and I believed I knew the worst that drugs could do.

Drug induced Zombie walk, Charlton St. Worcester, Mass. USA

It seemed highly unlikely a drug first produced as a supposedly ‘safe’ synthetic cannabis alternative — something available as a legal high for years to British teenagers — could have morphed into a substance wreaking more destruction than heroin or crack cocaine, as some of the reports suggested.

But what I have discovered is that there is nothing exaggerated about the effects of this highly addictive drug, as was evident within minutes of my arrival at Manchester Piccadilly Station this week.

Around the city square and shopping area in Piccadilly Gardens, the ‘zombies’ with their sunken cheeks and ghostly white skin covered in sores are highly visible. I watched users on a bench packing their pipes with Spice. Within seconds of smoking the drug, they were catatonic.

Carl, 50, was mixing his fix — an odourless, crumbly, green mix — with tobacco to roll in a joint when I approached him, just 20 yards from a mobile police office. He became addicted some years ago after buying the drug at a shop selling legal highs.

‘It’s awful to come off it — you rattle,’ he told me. ‘I’ve tried to get off it, but it’s harder than gear [heroin].’ He inhaled on the joint. It looked like a cigarette and was odourless — one reason users feel no need to hide their habit.

‘I smoke this because it’s better for me than injecting with needles — better for my health. I’m starting to feel woozy. I can feel all my problems going away.’ The conversation was swiftly terminated: Carl decided he wanted to be alone. He stood up and moved down the street. I watched him go. Five minutes later, he had managed barely 100 yards.

Carl is a typical victim in that the roots of this problem go back to the manufacture of legal highs in the late Nineties. These were chemical compounds sold in attractive packaging and made in industrial quantities in China and India to beat UK drugs laws.

They were not covered by legislation because the key chemicals they contained were unknown. Under names such as Black Mamba, K2 and Spice, they were sold as ‘harmless’ synthetic cannabis substitutes in legal high shops across Britain.

After a series of deaths were linked to them, the government acted — belatedly in the view of many who had been warning of the dangers — to shut down these shops last May, when a new law was introduced banning all psychoactive substances said to impact mental health.

However, it was too late for those already addicted and so the demand for Spice remained. Dealers of traditional hard drugs such as ‘white’ and ‘brown’ (slang for cocaine and heroin) started selling Spice, which is far cheaper and less risky to make locally than to import hard drugs.

The so-called Spice barons buy plant materials in bulk on the internet and spray them with synthetic chemicals which have potent psychoactive properties. Some dealers mix whole batches in their baths.

Tests on a Spice sample obtained in Manchester this week indicated the leaves had been sprayed with 5F-ADB, a synthetic chemical originally developed to mimic cannabis, but which is far more ‘efficient’.

It has been linked to a number of deaths in the UK and abroad. According to some experts, one Spice joint is akin to smoking up to 100 cannabis joints.

No one can explain why the drug has taken hold so quickly or why in Manchester particularly. But price is a factor.

So much is being produced that it’s half the price it was when sold as a ‘legal high’. At £5 a fix — a small plastic bag of Spice bearing an image of Bob Marley — will produce three joints and leave the user comatose for ten hours. source


Top Headlines – 3/12/2017

PM tells children celebrating Purim: Persians still want to kill us

Steinitz visits US counterpart, discusses energy cooperations and Israeli concerns over Iran

Ever unpredictable, Trump throws Mahmoud Abbas a lifeline

Thousands of Arab Israelis protest mosque loudspeaker bills

Jordan releases soldier who killed 7 Israeli schoolgirls in 1997 massacre

Assad says yet to see real steps from Trump on ISIS

Damascus Bombings Near Pilgrimage Sites Kill Dozens

Report: 22 civilians killed in bombing of Yemen market

Erdogan compares Dutch rally ban to Nazism as row spirals

Dutch embassy in Turkey sealed off as tit-for-tat row escalates

Turkish PM to Europe: ‘Don’t meddle’

As Millions Of Venezuelans Try To Flee The Country They Run Into A Problem

Foreigners who overstay their visas outnumber those who cross the border illegally

Trump Deploys Dozens Of Judges To Battle Massive Backlog Of Deportation Cases

Trump travel ban: Judge declines to reinstate ruling

Trump’s dilemma on WikiLeaks: Hail Assange or haul him before a judge?

China-U.S. Trade War Would Only Cause Pain: Commerce Minister

Top cop of Wall Street, Preet Bharara, fired after refusing Trump’s call to resign

Calif. man carrying Mace arrested on White House grounds after scaling fence

Intruder nearly reached White House entrance, complaint says

Intruder breaches White House grounds, arrested near residence entrance

ACLU launches nationwide training on protest, resistance

Video shows man being brutally beaten on lower Manhattan sidewalk as people walk by

The World Wide Web’s inventor warns it’s in peril on 28th anniversary

State DMV backs allowing self-driving cars with no human on board

Congress told to brace for ‘robotic soldiers’

As North Korea’s arsenal grows, experts see heightened risk of ‘miscalculation’

Light wars: space-based lasers among Beijing’s hi-tech arms

Thousands of people could live in space colonies orbiting the Earth in 20 years, expert claims

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Raoul Island, New Zealand

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Namie, Japan

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Makurazaki, Japan

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Saumlaki, Indonesia

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 20,000ft

Sinabung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 12,000ft

Ebulobo volcano in Indonesia erupts to 10,000ft

Beyond The Forecast: Potentially Historic March Snowstorm Looming

Nor’easter to unleash heavy snow from DC to Boston as winter strikes back

Beyond Lyme: New Tick-Borne Diseases On The Rise In U.S.

Pence Promises Kentucky Its Obamacare ‘Nightmare’ About to End

Do Apes Deserve ‘Personhood’ Rights? Lawyer Heads to N.Y. Supreme Court to Make Case

In ‘Unique’ Case, Judge Grants Legal Custody of 1 Child to 3 Adults

New Utah bigamy law passes Senate after ‘Sister Wives’ suit

‘Keep Children Innocent’: Gay Attorney Says Disney Goes too Far in Pushing LGBT Agenda

Son unemotional in 911 call after decapitating mother

US Exorcists: Demonic Activity on the Rise

Tattooed devotees transform in Thai temple trance

New Bible Museum is Set to Open in Washington DC

Posted: 11 Mar 2017 08:12 PM PST

(By Kelly McDonald, Jr) A brand-new museum is set to open in Washington, DC just three blocks from the Capitol building. The Bible is by…

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When Egypt Comes Chasing After You!

Posted: 11 Mar 2017 07:33 PM PST

(By Ricky Scaparo) In this segment we discuss how many times in our lives the very things the Lord delivered us out of will eventually…

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California Considers Approving Self-Driving Cars Without Humans

Posted: 11 Mar 2017 07:01 PM PST

(By Kelly McDonald, Jr) The San Francisco Chronicle recently reported that the state of California is considering a regulation to allow self-driving cars without a…

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What is the Gospel of the Kingdom of God?

Posted: 11 Mar 2017 06:54 PM PST

(By Kelly Mcdonald JR) When our Savior, Jesus Christ, came to earth, He said, “The time has come…The kingdom of God has come near. Repent…

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Canadian Prime Minister Pledges Massive Donation to Abortions

Posted: 11 Mar 2017 06:47 PM PST

(By Kelly McDonald, Jr) At a time when Donald Trump, the United States President, is focused on cutting abortions, Canada’s leader is taking a different…

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Ancient Egyptian Statue Discovered in Egypt

Posted: 11 Mar 2017 06:38 PM PST

(By Kelly McDonald, Jr) Recently, the New York times released a piece discussing a world-class find in ancient Egypt. This past week, archeologists digging in…

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New Movie About Homosexual Activist Turned Pastor

Posted: 11 Mar 2017 06:31 PM PST

By Kelly McDonald, Jr) A New Movie: “I am Michael” has recently been released in theaters. It details the powerful story of Michael Glatze, who…

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Arkansas May Name Bible State Book

Posted: 11 Mar 2017 06:28 PM PST

(By Kelly McDonald, Jr) Dwight Tosh, a republican representative in the state of Arkansas, recently put forth a Bill to make the Bible the state…

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Northern Alabama Struck With Small Earthquake

Posted: 11 Mar 2017 01:49 PM PST

If you live near Hillsboro or Trinity, Alabama you may have felt the recorded tremor that the USGS reported today. According to the report, A small…

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Potentially Historic March Snowstorm Takes Aim at North East and England

Posted: 11 Mar 2017 01:26 PM PST

Are you ready for Spring yet? Don’t hold your breath because a Record cold and potential historic March snowstorm may be on its way!  The first…

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Have Christians Been Misinterpreting This Scripture for Hundreds of Years?

Posted: 11 Mar 2017 01:13 PM PST

(By J.D. King) I grew up singing the Ira Stamphill song “I’ve Got a Mansion Over the Hilltop.” Although it was originally written during the…

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Man breaches White House Security, Arrested near residence entrance

Posted: 11 Mar 2017 01:04 PM PST

Well, here we go again with the crazies trying to breach the White House! Remember all the stories that came out during the Obama Administration…

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California School changes name of ‘Father-Daughter’ dance to be more Inclusive

Posted: 11 Mar 2017 12:56 PM PST

And the madness continues! Now according to reports from California, An Elementary School will no longer refer to it’s traditional “Father-Daughter” Dance but have decided to…

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What is The Gospel?


Who Do You Think That I Am?

Selected Scriptures

Code: A335

With that brief question Jesus Christ confronted His followers with the most important issue they would ever face. He had spent much time with them and made some bold claims about His identity and authority. Now the time had come for them either to believe or deny His teachings.

Who do you say Jesus is? Your response to Him will determine not only your values and lifestyle, but your eternal destiny as well.

Consider what the Bible says about Him:

JESUS IS GOD

While Jesus was on earth there was much confusion about who He was. Some thought He was a wise man or a great prophet. Others thought He was a madman. Still others couldn’t decide or didn’t care. But Jesus said, “I and the Father are one” (John 10:30). That means He claimed to be nothing less than God in human flesh.

Many people today don’t understand that Jesus claimed to be God. They’re content to think of Him as little more than a great moral teacher. But even His enemies understood His claims to deity. That’s why they tried to stone Him to death (John 5:18; 10:33) and eventually had Him crucified (John 19:7).

C.S. Lewis observed, “You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come up with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to” (Mere Christianity [Macmillan, 1952], pp. 40-41).

If the biblical claims of Jesus are true, He is God!

JESUS IS HOLY

God is absolutely and perfectly holy (Isaiah 6:3), therefore He cannot commit or approve of evil (James 1:13).

As God, Jesus embodied every element of God’s character. Colossians 2:9 says, “In Him all the fulness of Deity dwells in bodily form.” He was perfectly holy (Hebrews 4:15). Even His enemies couldn’t prove any accusation against Him (John 8:46)

God requires holiness of us as well. First Peter 1:16 says, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

JESUS IS THE SAVIOR

Our failure to obey God—to be holy—places us in danger of eternal punishment (2 Thessalonians 1:9). The truth is, we cannot obey Him because we have neither the desire nor the ability to do so. We are by nature rebellious toward God (Ephesians 2:1-3). The Bible calls our rebellion “sin.” According to Scripture, everyone is guilty of sin: “There is no man who does not sin” (1 Kings 8:46). “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). And we are incapable of changing our sinful condition. Jeremiah 13:23 says, “Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard its spots? Neither can you do good who are accustomed to doing evil.”

That doesn’t mean we’re incapable of performing acts of human kindness. We might even be involved in various religious or humanitarian activities. But we’re utterly incapable of understanding, loving, or pleasing God on our own. The Bible says, “There is none righteous, not even one; there is none who understands, there is none who seeks for God; all have turned aside, together they have become useless; there is none who does good, there is not even one” (Romans 3:10-12).

God’s holiness and justice demand that all sin be punished by death: “The soul who sins will die” (Ezekiel 18:4). That’s hard for us to understand because we tend to evaluate sin on a relative scale, assuming some sins are less serious than others. However, the Bible teaches that all acts of sin are the result of sinful thinking and evil desires. That’s why simply changing our patterns of behavior can’t solve our sin problem or eliminate its consequences. We need to be changed inwardly so our thinking and desires are holy

Jesus is the only one who can forgive and transform us, thereby delivering us from the power and penalty of sin: “There is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).

Even though God’s justice demands death for sin, His love has provided a Savior, who paid the penalty and died for sinners: “Christ … died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, in order that He might bring us to God” (1 Peter 3:18). Christ’s death satisfied the demands of God’s justice, thereby enabling Him to forgive and save those who place their faith in Him (Romans 3:26). John 3:16 says, “God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.” He alone is “our great God and Savior” (Titus 2:13).

JESUS IS THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE OBJECT OF SAVING FAITH

Some people think it doesn’t matter what you believe as long as you’re sincere. But without a valid object your faith is useless

If you take poison—thinking it’s medicine—all the faith in the world won’t restore your life. Similarly, if Jesus is the only source of salvation, and you’re trusting in anyone or anything else for your salvation, your faith is useless.

Many people assume there are many paths to God and that each religion represents an aspect of truth. But Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me” (John 14:6). He didn’t claim to be one of many equally legitimate paths to God, or the way to God for His day only. He claimed to be the only way to God—then and forever.

JESUS IS LORD

Contemporary thinking says man is the product of evolution. But the Bible says we were created by a personal God to love, serve, and enjoy endless fellowship with Him

The New Testament reveals it was Jesus Himself who created everything (John 1:3; Colossians 1:16). Therefore He also owns and rules everything (Psalm 103:19). That means He has authority over our lives and we owe Him absolute allegiance, obedience, and worship.

Romans 10:9 says, “If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.” Confessing Jesus as Lord means humbly submitting to His authority (Philippians 2:10-11). Believing that God has raised Him from the dead involves trusting in the historical fact of His resurrection—the pinnacle of Christian faith and the way the Father affirmed the deity and authority of the Son (Romans 1:4; Acts 17:30-31).

True faith is always accompanied by repentance from sin. Repentance is more than simply being sorry for sin. It is agreeing with God that you are sinful, confessing your sins to Him, and making a conscious choice to turn from sin and pursue holiness (Isaiah 55:7). Jesus said, “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments” (John 14:15); and “If you abide in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine” (John 8:31).

It isn’t enough to believe certain facts about Christ. Even Satan and his demons believe in the true God (James 2:19), but they don’t love and obey Him. Their faith is not genuine. True saving faith always responds in obedience (Ephesians 2:10).

Jesus is the sovereign Lord. When you obey Him you are acknowledging His lordship and submitting to His authority. That doesn’t mean your obedience will always be perfect, but that is your goal. There is no area of your life that you withhold from Him.

JESUS IS THE JUDGE

All who reject Jesus as their Lord and Savior will one day face Him as their Judge: “God is now declaring to men that all everywhere should repent, because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead” (Acts 17:30-31).

Second Thessalonians 1:7-9 says, “The Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire, dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. And these will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power.”

HOW WILL YOU RESPOND?

Who does the Bible say Jesus is? The living God, the Holy One, the Savior, the only valid object of saving faith, the sovereign Lord, and the righteous Judge.

Who do you say Jesus is? That is the inescapable question. He alone can redeem you—free you from the power and penalty of sin. He alone can transform you, restore you to fellowship with God, and give your life eternal purpose. Will you repent and believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior?


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