The God of Abraham

The God of abraham

It is said that Jerusalem is holy to three monotheistic faiths: Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. All three faiths lay claim to the God of Abraham.

However, who is the God of Abraham?

The God of Abraham declared His Name to be “I Am” – Exodus 3:14.

(Remember His Name.)

When Abraham was to offer his only son, Isaac, as a sacrifice to his God, he declared, “God will provide Himself the lamb for the burnt offering” Genesis 22:8.

The God of Abraham said that Abraham was a prophet (Genesis 20:7).

As a prophet, Abraham declared that God, Himself, would come “down from heaven” to be the Lamb for the offering – John 3:13.

In the Gospels, John the Baptist proclaimed, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world,” when he saw Jesus Christ – John 1:29.

Jesus Christ fearlessly stated, “Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day, and he saw it and was glad” – John 8:56.

When did Abraham see Christ’s day? In Genesis 22:14: “And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.” This was the statement that Jesus Christ was referring to.

When Jesus told the religious rulers that Abraham “rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad,” the rulers responded, “You are not yet 50 years old, and you have seen Abraham?” – John 8:57.

Jesus Christ eliminated any doubts as to who He claimed to be when He answered, “Before Abraham was, I Am” – John 8:58.

Remember God’s Name?

The God of Abraham is absent from Islam and Talmudic Judaism, because the God of Abraham is Jesus Christ who is God the Son and in complete union with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit – Three in One – Matthew 28:19.

If your God is not the Lord God the Son, Jesus Christ, then your God is not the God of Abraham.

Abraham rejoiced to see Christ’s day.

Do you?

Abraham saw Jesus Christ’s day, and he was glad.

Are you?

Jesus Christ unashamedly challenged, “Unless you believe that I Am, you will die in your sins” – John 8:24.

Dying in your sins means going to hell.

You cannot go to heaven unless you repent of your sins and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ: that He died on the cross for you sins according to the Scriptures, that He was buried, and that He rose again from the dead the third day according to the Scriptures – 1 Corinthians 15; Romans 10:9-10.

Repent of your sins and believe in the One True God – God the Son – Jesus Christ, and you will receive forgiveness of sins, eternal life, and the gift of the Holy Spirit.

The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob has glorified His Son Jesus Christ by raising Him from the dead – Jesus Christ is presently alive – Acts 3:13.

There is only one thing left for you to do, deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow Jesus.

God bless.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What’s Important?

What’s Important?

By far, the most important thing in life is knowing Jesus Christ.

There is nothing that will last forever except a personal relationship with Jesus of Nazareth the Messiah of Israel.

Do you know Jesus the Messiah (Christ – the Anointed One)?

Is Jesus your Messiah? Is Jesus your King? Is Jesus your glory? Is Jesus everything to you?

It has been said, “that if Jesus isn’t in first place, then He is out of place.”

Is Jesus Christ first in your life? Do you know the Lord Jesus Christ?

He is coming. He is coming again. He will rule on this earth.

Only those who know Him will be granted eternal life and escape God’s wrath and eternal damnation in the Lake of Fire.

You can know Him who is from the beginning – the Lord Jesus – the Messiah of Israel.

John 20:31 King James Version (KJV)

“But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.”

Take the time to read the Bible; read the book of the Gospel of John.

May you know the Lord Jesus Christ as your God and Savior and receive eternal life by believing in Him and repenting of sin.

God bless you.

 

No Apology

No Apology…

Where will you spend eternity?

Jesus the Messiah declared, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” – John 14:6.

Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven, and He made no apology for this truth. According to Jesus of Nazareth, there is no other religion, creed, philosophy, or faith that will open the door way of heaven and allow us to enter into the eternal presence of God the Father.

Jesus Christ declared that He, Himself, was the Door into heaven, and He made no apology for this truth: “I Am the door of the sheep” – John 10:7.

Peter preached without apology: “Repent, therefore, and be converted that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord” – Acts 3:19. Everyone must repent and believe in Jesus Christ in order to go to heaven.

Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins, and He rose again from the dead on the third day. All who repent of their sins and believe in Jesus Christ as their God and Savior will be saved:

“That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead you shall be saved. For with the heart man believes to righteousness and with the mouth confession is made to salvation” – Romans 10:9-10.

If we die without forgiveness of sins through the Lord Jesus Christ, then we will go to Hell.

Hell is real.

Without apology, Jesus Christ taught the truth about Hell and warned us of its eternal torment – Luke 16:19 -31. All who will not repent of their sins and believe in Jesus Christ will spend eternity in Hell’s flames.

Jesus Christ died on the cross to appease God’s wrath for our sins, so we would not have to go to Hell.

No one has to be eternally damned. The Lord Jesus Christ paid the price on the cross for our sins; by faith in Jesus Christ alone, we can escape eternal damnation.

The God of heaven and earth is a gracious God, but He does not tolerate rebellion – allegiance to Satan and his kingdom. By rejection Christ, every human being is worshiping Satan whether they are aware of it or not – Revelation 13. All unbelievers are under his power and authority – Ephesians 2:1-3. The Lord God of heaven and earth has no rival, and He is a jealous God. He gave no apology when He declared this truth concerning Himself to all of us: “I am the LORD, and there is no other besides me: and there are no gods. I’m strengthening you, although you have not acknowledged me, so that from the sun’s rising to the west people may know that there is none besides me. I am the LORD, and there is no other” – Isaiah 45:5-7 (ISV). He is the holy God. He is the just God. He is the Judge of our souls: “It is appointed to men once to die but after this the judgment” – Hebrews 9:27.

Our sins are rebellion against God’s holiness, righteousness, and sovereignty. Our sins are evil. We are evil. God is holy. His holiness demands that justice be served upon the souls of all who sin against His laws – His Word and His Truth.

Mankind is sinful, lost, self-absorbed, and in rebellion against the God of the Bible. Man’s future is bleak to say the least. However, there is Hope, and Hope’s name is Jesus Christ. He can save us from our sins if we repent and believe in Him.

Hell is not going to be a place where unbelievers are going to party. On the contrary, Hell is where there will be “weeping and gnashing of teeth” – Luke 13:28. Jesus taught that Hell was a place where the “worm does not die and the fire is not quenched” – Mark 9:44-48.

According to our Lord Jesus, Hell is a real place. In Hell, the worms don’t die, and the fire never goes out.

I don’t know anyone who would like to take a bath in a tub full of flesh eating worms.

I don’t know anyone who enjoys being burned.

Eternal Hell is not going to be a party place; it is a place of weeping and gnashing of teeth – eternal pain and suffering.

In contrast, heaven is a place of glory, joy, peace, perfection, beauty, life, excellence, happiness, purpose, satisfaction, worship, blessedness, wealth, splendor, power, meaning, and, most of all, it is where all who know Jesus Christ as their God and Savior will be in His presence forever!

I pray that you will understand where you will spend eternity.

I pray that you will know the love, mercy, and grace of the Lord God.

I pray that you will repent, believe, and follow Jesus Christ.

God bless you.