The Eternal Fact
He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.
Wrongly today, Christianity is being compared with other world religions as never before. Some so-called Christian leaders even advocate the working out of a system of morals, ethics, and religion that would bring together all the religions of the world. It cannot be done. Jesus Christ is unique. Why insist on the uniqueness of Christ? What did Christ bring into the world that had not appeared before? The Christian answer is that He is the supreme manifestation of God. In 2 Corinthians 5:19 the Bible says, “God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself.” The Bible is very clear that this is the eternal fact.
God initiated this ministry of reconciliation, even though He is the innocent party in the estranged relationship. He reconciled us to Himself; we did not reconcile ourselves to Him.
Importantly, God did this through Jesus Christ. God did not reconcile us to Himself by neglecting His holy justice, or “giving in” to sinful, rebellious humanity. He did it by an amazing, righteous, sacrifice of love. God demands not one bit less justice and righteousness from man under the Lord Jesus, but the demand, the condemned have been satisfied through Jesus Christ. This is the eternal fact of our Christian faith.
2 Corinthians 5:12-20.
Beliefs come and go, Lord Jesus, but You remain—unchanging—for You are the Son of God! Amen.