Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (Acts 4:12 KJV)
I’d like to discuss with you on becoming family of God. I believe that the churches have lost the basic teaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Instead, many preachers may teach more on how to become a wealthy Christian or how to get stuffs from God. That is what we called robber or thief. Malachi 3:8-9 says, “Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.”
I know that the Roman Catholic Church has some religious rituals or several steps to become a member of the church. Some of you may know that I use Romans 10:9-10 as invitation to join the family of God. It says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” You don’t need to go through priest to confess your sin to God or pray to the Virgin Mother Mary. These are useless. I Timothy 2:5-6 says, “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.” Jesus did not come to the earth and just die for our sins, but to establish His relationship with each of us. There is different to join the church and to join the family of God. To join the church means that you stay for the service to receive for the week. But to join the family of God means that you are establishing relationship with other believers in the church and outside the church throughout the week.
We have created so many denominational churches that bring divisions within the house of God. Paul said in I Corinthians 14:33, “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.” Some of you may disagree with me and that’s okay, but you may need to double check with the Scriptures. God’s words cannot be voided or changeable.
Some of you may against me, because you may don’t hear this kind of message in today’s churches. America churches have changed so much that we don’t know who’s telling the truth of God. After the death of John Osteen at Lakewood Church, I stopped watching his son’s program, because of smooth or itchy words that the most people would like to hear rather than the truth of God. Even though we’d need inspiration words like Joel Osteen, we also need the message on conviction of sins like Rev. John Osteen, so we may not be sinned against God.
Our nation needs repentance from the sins against God before it would become too late to enter the kingdom of God. We are the church of God and each of us is accountable of what we have done on Earth with the free gift of salvation. I don’t care if you have disability or not, young or old, but what are you doing with the gift of salvation? You could waste your gift or spread around to the people and community.
If you are not sure about becoming family of God, I’d like you to evaluate yourself about the good things you have done and what God could do for you? Hebrews 11:40 says, “God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.”
God planned to send His Son, Jesus Christ, to us to pay our sins, so we can have free access to God and develop personal relationship with Him. Would you like to have personal relationship with God? If you’d like to know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, I’d like to encourage you to do two simple things. First, confess your sins and invite Jesus Christ to your life. Paul said in Romans 10:9-11, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” There is no sinner prayer formula. Instead, you just talk to God at where you are now. Secondly, I’d like to encourage you to find a good solid biblical teaching church and Christian friends. They can help you to build strong relationship with God. If you’d need further assistance, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my ministries website at www.mgjcweb.org for further resources.