We Must Believe In The Right Jesus To Get Saved

But regarding the Son He says,

“Your throne, God, is forever and ever,
And the scepter of righteousness is the scepter of His kingdom.

-Hebrews 1:8, NASB 2020

The Son [Jesus Christ] is called God, whose throne will never end. This verse makes Jesus eternal, not having a beginning.

Why is it necessary to believe that Jesus is God? Let’s take a look at what Jesus said about Himself and what the Apostle Peter said about Jesus.

[Jesus]

In John 8:24, Jesus said, “Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am, you will die in your sins.” NASB 2020

Jesus said that if you do not believe that He is God, He will not forgive you of all your sins. Why? Well, if a friend gave you his new email address, but one of the letters you wrote down was wrong, not knowing how else to reach him. Having the correct email address makes all the difference. When you decide to email your friend, you will never get a respond back.

It is the same way with Jesus. If you believe in the wrong Jesus and pray to the wrong Jesus, your prayers will never reach Him.

The devil will try to trick you by putting on a mask of Jesus to lead you astray.

But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his trickery, your minds will be led astray from sincere and pure devotion to Christ.

-2 Corinthians 11:3, NASB 2020

Satan will come to you with a different Jesus. And as 2 Corinthians 11:3-5 warns, he (Satan) will try to take away your sincere worship for the Lord because He doesn’t want you to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ. You see, Satan has his own [false] gospel. To name a few; Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Islam, Christadelphians, and other religious organization that falls in the same theology of Jesus not being God.

There Is Only One Savior

[Peter]

In Acts 4:10, 12, Peter declared, 10 let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead—by this name this man stands here before you in good health12 “And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among mankind by which we must be saved.”

Peter said here that without believing in Jesus Christ and what He did for you on the cross, you won’t be able to get saved. What does this have to do with Jesus being God? I’m glad you asked. For the answer, we will need to travel back in time to the Old Testament.

In Isaiah 43:11, the LORD says this about Himself, “I, only I, am the LORD,
And there is no savior besides Me.”

In Isaiah 43:11, it says that the LORD is the only savior, and in Acts 4:10, 12, it says that Jesus is the only savior. There cannot be, as the LORD in Isaiah very clearly said, another savior besides Him. For Jesus to save you from your sins, He has to be God. In the whole Bible, there has always been one savior, and that will never change. For God to save humanity from their sins, He took flesh and put it on as a garment. He did this so that He would be able to die on the cross.

This post is for the one who does not believe that Jesus is God. Friend, I ask you to look at the verses I have presented here and others, such as these: John 1:1-2, John 5: 17-18, Colossians 1:16, and Revelation 1:8-18.

If you believe in the wrong Jesus, you won’t be able to go to heaven. I want you to be there with me. Put away your other extra-biblical sources and just read the Bible. God bless.


Is Melchizedek Still Alive According To Hebrews 7:8?

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Hebrews 4:14-15 states, 14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens—Jesus the Son of God—let us hold fast to the confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tested in every way as we are, yet without sin.

If one would say that Melchizedek is still living according to their interpretation of Hebrews 7:8 then why did Jesus take the helm of High Priest (the only one who is authorized to atone for sins)? The keyword when reading a passage is essential to understanding the intent of the author’s message. The keyword in Hebrews 7 is “resembling.”

Now, let’s take a look at Hebrews 7:3 which says, without father, mother, or genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but resembling the Son of God—remains a priest forever.

Righ off the bat so to speak, we know immediately that the Eternal One or the I Am is God alone in the person of Jesus Christ so to understand the passage we look for keywords like “resembling” found in the passage above. The verse is referring to that the Messiah cannot be traced or said to be purely human in nature. His earthly body can be traced through His mother but not through His earthly father because He has no beginning. The author of the Book of Hebrews used Melchizedek as a type because his lineage was unknown but that does not mean that he still lives or is eternal. All Scripture must be harmonized.

The title: “Alpha and Omega” alone belongs to Jesus which simply means having no beginning or end. Melchizedek cannot still be living as it contradicts what solely belongs to God, the Eternal One. In light of other passages and the meaning of I Am, only God still lives, everyone else dies, even Enoch and Elijah, if they would not have been raptured they would have met the same fate as everyone else, death.

Hebrews 7:23-24

23 Now many have become Levitical priests, since they are prevented by death from remaining in office. 24 But because He remains forever, He holds His priesthood permanently.

If Melchizedek was still alive then why would Jesus take his place as high priest? The answer is that he is not eternal but human, just like all of us and a sinner who sought God for salvation (by The Holy Spirit’s conviction).

To go back to Hebrews 7:8 which says, In the one case, men who will die receive tenths, but in the other case, Scripture testifies that he lives.

Verse 8 points back to verse 3 which nothing is really known about Melchizedek’s genealogy so he is used by the author of Hebrews to show that even though no priest was mentioned in prophecy as coming from the line of Judah, God is the one who appoints any individual He wants as high priest just like He did with Melchizedek.

The only person who died and resurrected and never died again was Jesus Christ. And the Bible makes it clear that ALL have sinned which includes Melchizedek. Only Jesus Christ never sinned.

The logic would be that if Melchizedek is still alive then that would make him a pre-incarnate Jesus but in Hebrews 7:3 –but resembling the Son of God- completely takes that option out of the table. Melchizedek was just simply used as an illustration of who the Messiah would be in regards to priestly office and genealogy. 

 

Why Did Jesus Say, “Why Do You Call Me Good?”

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The rich young ruler met with Jesus

 

Matthew 19:16-17

16 Now one came and said to Him, “Good Teacher, what good deed shall I do to have eternal life?”
17 He replied to him, “Why do you call Me good? There is One who is good. But if you would enter life, keep the commandments.”

Why did Jesus seem to say that He is not good that only God is good as to separate Himself from God? We know that Jesus is good as seen in John 10:11 which says, I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.”

What did Jesus really mean with the question at hand? Jesus was trying to get the rich young ruler to realize that He was God in the flesh. Why do I say that you might add? Because the young man recognized part of deity in Christ without being aware of it by seeing Him as good which by the way only belongs to God in the understanding of Jesus’ ministry with all types of miracles, doing things that only God can do. Since God is good and the young man saw that nature in Jesus, He essentially was saying to the young man, “Only God is good, do you believe that I Am God since you see that in Me?”