According to Luke 10, a lawyer asked Jesus what he needed to do to obtain eternal life, and Jesus answered quite plainly: “Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.” If you read verses 25 through 28, you will get the whole context of the event. Jesus plainly stated, if we keep the Commandments of God, at the end of the day, you can be assured of being saved!
Solomon, certainly smarter than me stated so eloquently, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. Eccl 12:13 (KJV) So, there you have it, both Old Testament and New Testament, yet there are those who wish to give their own “testament” which states, “you don’t need to keep the Commandments because they were nailed to a cross!”
Now, between the smartest man who ever lived, well, actually two if you count Jesus, and the One who gave the Commandments, there’s Jesus’s name again, how can those who profess to be Christian make the assertion what these two great persons said is not true? So, let’s turn these statements around and receive the truth: “Can one obtain eternal life by breaking the Commandments?” I would think not. “Can one obtain eternal life by ignoring the Commandments?” Again, I would think not.
In fact, let this be a clue to those of you who “think” you are keeping the Commandments: If you cannot answer where the 10 Commandments are found in the Bible, at this very moment, you’re probably one of those not keeping them!
If Jesus, Himself, said it, and He is the “way, the Truth and the Light”, then who are those who will say the opposite? Sounds like they’re “anti” Christ, to me!
OBEDIENCE TO GOD’S WORD IS NECESSARY!
August 5, 2014