Imagine that! Jesus Christ as Savior of all mankind? I don’t know how Christians can spread such an evil obscene and ridiculous, not to mention untruthful concept! Not even the Christian Bible makes such a claim! Those who are suppose to respect and cherish truth, have the highest of standards, and be a “light” to the rest of the world, have gone and told the most outrageous lie ever! Thus endangering the lives of countless here on earth by giving them a false sense of security about their eternal home after death.
Lies come in many forms: bold outright deception, slight discoloration of the truth, mixtures of both truth and falsehood equaling what I call a half-n-half. All equal without question a lie. A lie is defined in the dictionary as “to present false information with the intention of deceiving and/or to convey a false image or impression. How can Christians continue to distort God’s will and plan for those on earth?
Yes, I believe in God! Yes, I believe in the inerrant truth found in the Holy Bible. Yes, I believe in Jesus Christ and have a personal relationship with Him. The Scriptures are clear about who Jesus Christ was and is. If Christians continue to present Christ in an anti-Biblical manner, they will be hold accountable to God when such a time comes.
So then, who is this Christ that Christians should be proclaiming? Jesus Christ is both the Lord of all things including mankind and Savior of all the world, but to present Him, as one without the other is to lie the greatest lie known to all the universe. To proclaim Christ as Savior without being Lord is to offer salvation removed from one’s accountability to Him as Lord. As Lord we are subject to His every wish regardless of our own opinion or vision. That is grace unbalanced which leads to Christians living their own lives their own way rather than God’s. Yet to offer Him as Lord only and not as Savior would be equally wrong and would be judgment without mercy. Therefore, Christians must hold true to what God has written: Jesus Christ is both Lord and Savior! To say any other would be to lie!
There are countless verses to prove Christ is both Lord and Savior. One of them is highly used when Christians are witnessing: Rom 10:9-13 “That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture says, "Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame." For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile--the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
The word confess in this verse means: to say the same thing as another, to agree with, assent to, to concede with, not to refuse, to promise, not to deny, to confess, and to declare. This is not to be mixed with the idea of merely verbally saying the phrase; rather it is more of an acknowledgement of such. The word Lord here is: he to whom a person or thing belongs, about which he has power of deciding; master, lord, the possessor and disposer of a thing, the owner; one who has control of the person, the master, in the state: the sovereign, prince, chief, or emperor; title of honor expressive of respect and reverence, with which servants salute their master. Thus to “confess” Jesus as Lord means you are His and He may do or command whatever He so wishes of you and you must obey. The verses actually say, it is by one’s “acceptance” of Christ’s “ownership of such person” that the person will be or becomes saved. In other words, Christ only becomes one’s Savior by way of surrendering one’s life to the lordship of Christ. Therefore, no one can have Christ as Savior without first having Him as Lord! One comes from the other. The verses end by telling us that all are welcome and any who do come to Christ, He will not turn aside.
Have you come to Christ in this way? Is Christ your Lord? If He’s not your Lord, He can’t be your Savior. If you’ve not surrendered your life to Him, would you like to now? If so, tell Him so. There’s no magic words, He knows your heart; just be open and honest with Him. After doing so, what better way to know your Lord better than to read about Him. Get yourself a Bible today and read it looking for ways to honor and obey your Lord and King: Jesus Christ. Rest assured, as your Lord, He is your Savior too.
If you are already under Christ’s command, remember: it is the duty and obligation of any and all Christians to present Christ to the world as Christ is and not in any other way. We are not to offer the world a false image of Christ. By doing such, we give them a false perception of Christ and of Christianity and may cause them to held to a false claim of allegiance to Christ as well as a very false idea heaven awaits them after their death on earth. What will we say when standing before God on judgment day regarding this?