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Jesus is The Savior of All People

Easton's Bible Dictionary “ tells us a Saviour is one who saves from any form or degree of evil. In its highest sense the word indicates the relation sustained by our Lord to His redeemed ones, He is their Saviour.

All of mankind is on one of two roads-the road to heaven or the road to hell. If on the road to hell one would need to pay for their own sins to go heaven, which is impossible. The wages of sin is death,( Romans 6:23), meaning an eternal separation from God in a lake of fire,( Revelation 20:14-15). Since no one in this world can pay this price, God sent His Son to pay for our sins and thus be the Savior of the world,( 1 John 4:14; Luke 19:10). Since the wages of sin is death, meaning eternal separation from God in a lake of fire,( Revelation 20:14-15), we need this Savior.

We are all born into sin, thanks to Adam and Eve, and our intended relationship with God was changed by their disobedience to God's command. Their sin (disobedience) caused spiritual death for themselves and their descendants – down to you and I. However, there is a way to have that relationship restored. Writing in Ephesians, Paul tells us that we are made alive when we accept Christ and our relationship with God is restored and we are delivered from the power of death and eternal separation from God, (Ephesians 2:1). Jesus came to minister to us and give His life as a ransom, paying for our sins, making Him a Savior for every individual,( Matthew 20:28; 1 Timothy 2:4-6; 1 John 2:2). In Christ we have been forgiven of our sin, unbelief, and all other sins, (1 John 1:7).

Spiritual Blindness

If we are spiritually blind we can't see Christ and therefore we can't see God, (Colossians 1:15-16; 2 Corinthians 4:6). To be spiritually blind is to have the gospel hidden. In 2 Corinthians 3-4 it says, “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” If an individual does not believe in God they are spiritually blind and if they do not accept Christ before they die they will in effect, choosing to go to hell, because they have rejected the only means to heaven, Jesus Christ and His provision to restore our relationship, (2 Thessalonians 2:12). Then, later, at the Great White Throne Judgment they will be eternally separated from God in a lake of fire, (Revelation 20:14-15). Jesus said in John 8:12 that He is the light of the world and those that follow Him shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life. The Bible goes on to tell us that those who deny God are fools, and are corrupt,( Psalms 14:1; Matthew 7:26).

If someone is spiritually blind they are lost and the things of God are foolishness to them - and they cannot understand the things of God,( 1 Corinthians 2:14). If someone is spiritually blind they will reject the word of God,( 2 Peter 3:3), and cannot understand the truth of God's Word,( 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2:14). We are saved by faith and not works, (Ephesians 2:8-9). When we present the gospel of salvation to those that are lost, God can draw them to Him and they can understand and then have a choice to accept or reject God. One is saved by faith, so how do we receive that faith? The Bible says we receive it by hearing the Word of God, (Romans 10:17). God sends believers out with the message of the scriptures and that is how individuals hear the Word of God, (Romans 10:13-15) and the lost can then chooseto receive faith.

The Bible tells us in 2 Peter 3:3-5 that there will come those in the last days walking after their own lust and scoffing the belief of Christians saying, “Where is the promise of His coming, since all things continue as they were since the beginning of creation.”

It isn't difficult to know the one that is responsible for spiritual blindness. Paul tells us that Satan is the cause of spiritual blindness, (2 Corinthians 4:3-4). Jesus tells us that Satan is the father of lies, (John 8:44), and attempts to lead us away from God's truth in any way possible. Satan is the cause of all temptations, (Hebrews 4:15; 1 Corinthians 7:5). Satan also attempts to blind believers through temptation, loneliness, worry, fear, depression, and persecution, trying to trap them and cause them to distance themselves from God, (1 Peter 5:8-9; Ephesians 6:11). Satan can appear as a good being but is yet evil. He can appear as an angel of light while being so evil, (2 Corinthians 11:14-15).

However, God has given us a spiritual armor so that we can be safe from the devil's attempts to blind us, (Ephesians 6:10-18). God has also given us of His Spirit, (1 John 4:13; 4:15), and if we walk in this Spirit we will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh, (Romans 8:1), and will not walk in darkness but have the light of life, (John 8 12). We must remember that there is a war between the flesh and the Spirit that indwells believers, (Galatians 5:16-17), and to win this battle we must obey God and walk in the Spirit.

Who is The Savior?

It is Jesus, the one that paid the price for our sins. He knew no sin but was made sin for us that we might become righteousness, (2 Corinthians 5:21). Jesus paid the price with His own blood so that who ever believes on Him shall be saved, (Romans 10-9-13).

Matthew tells us, in Matthew 1:21, that Mary would bring forth a son (Luke 1:30-33) and said His name would be Jesus, meaning Jehovah saves, because He would save His people, (Acts 4:10-12). Not one person in the world can be saved by doing good works or works of righteousness. Jesus was sent to be our Savior and is the only way to heaven,( Titus 3:5-6; John 14:6). Why did God send a Savior? Because He loved everyone in the world, (John 3:16). In Ephesians 2:4-5 we see that God loves everyone in the world even when they have rejected Him, and are dead in their sins. God saves people not because of their good works but because they are willing to humble themselves and acknowledge their sin – and then repent of their sin.

God sent His Son to save the world, meaning every person on earth, and this makes Him the Savior of the world, (1 John 4:14; John 4:42; 1 Timothy 4:10). Also notice that God did not select some people that would be forced to be saved, as some teach, but allows all mankind to make their own choice as to whether to believe and be saved or not. It is a choice offered to all people, (John 3:16; 1 Timothy 2:4-6; 4:10; Revelation 22:17; John 3:17-18). People go to heaven or hell by their own choice. Jesus paid that price for us, He had no sin of His own, but was made sin for us that we might become righteousness, (2 Corinthians 5:21). Jesus paid the price with His own blood so that who ever believes on Him shall be saved, (Romans 10-9-13).

Jesus Christ died for us on the cross to pay for our sins and Paul gives us this Gospel of salvation in (1 Corinthians 15:1-4). The good news is that He rose again the third day,( 1 Corinthians 15:4). Those that believe in Christ will have everlasting life, (John 3:15-17), and those that don't believe are already condemned to go to the lake of fire, (John 3:18). It is through the mercy and love of God that we are made alive and raised up to sit in heavenly places in Jesus Christ, (Ephesians 2:4-7; Romans 6:3-4). In Romans we are told that if we believe in the gospel, the death burial and resurrection of Christ to pay for our sins, then we will be saved, (Romans 10:9; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4).

Does Believing in Jesus Make One Saved?

Most of the world believes in Jesus, including Muslims, and cults. This does not mean they are saved. On the other hand, most of the world, Muslims, and cults, do not believe in the "LORD Jesus Christ". It is at the name of Jesus that every knee should bow and confess that "Jesus Christ is Lord",( Philippians 2:10-11). Those who deny God are spiritually blind and unable to understand the Word of God, (Matthew 13:13). Unbelievers never call the Saviour Lord, they called Him Jesus. Never did the believers call Him Jesus, with one exception, (Luke 24:19-21). Jesus is Lord (Jehovah, God, Master), He is the Christ, the Messiah, the anointed One, that came to provide salvation for all that believe on Him, and confess with their mouth, not Jesus, but, the "Lord Jesus", (Romans 10:9-10).

There are many who believe in God and in Jesus but this doesn't mean they are Christians. A Christian is one that believes that Jesus is the Christ and that He is Lord, giving Him the title of LORD Jesus Christ. A person is saved by declaring that Jesus is Lord, (Romans 10:9), and believing that God hath raised Him from the dead. Sin does have a price to pay, one that we can't pay and go to heaven, (Romans 6:23). Here it is speaking of the second death, eternal separation from God,  (Revelation 21:8). Much is said about the Gospel, the good news of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ to pay for our sins. This Gospel is defined by the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 as the death burial and resurrection.

Jesus Is Our Lord

What does the word Lord really mean?

Jesus is not only our Savior but is the head of the church, the one having the power, authority, and control of the church, (Ephesians 5:23; Acts 2:21; Romans 10:13).

A church, of course, is a gathering of believers. Jesus is the one with power and authority and has been declared to be the Lord, (Acts 2:36; 1 Corinthians 8:6).

After the resurrection Jesus appeared to the apostles and Thomas declared, “My Lord and my God!” (John 20:28) and from that point the apostles message was that Jesus is Lord, which means Jesus is God, (Acts 2:36; 2 Peter 1-2; Romans 10:9).

As we have seen in Matthew 28:18, Jesus has all power in heaven and on the earth making Him our Lord. Jesus said He was our teacher andour Lord in John 13:13.

Hebrews 9:27 tells us first comes death then judgment, so those things in heaven are the ones that have died and their spirit and soul went to heaven to await the rapture. Those on earth are those who are still alive and those under the earth are those that have died without Christ and are being held in hell until the Great White Throne Judgment. All of these mentioned as being in heaven, on earth or under the earth will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, (Philippians2:11).

In Romans 10:9-10 we see that the only way to avoid the lake of fire is by believing on Jesus Christ. This Jesus Christ has been given all power in heaven and in earth and is therefore, our Lord, (Matthew 28:18).

Is Jesus Also God?

Jesus is the personal name of the Lord, the earthly name under which He was born, lived, and died. It is a name of humiliation, suffering, and sorrow. The name Jesus is used most often in the Gospels while the name Christ is used most often in the Epistles. The name Jesus in the Gospels emphasize His humanity while Acts and the epistles emphasize his exaltation. In the Gospels Christ is pictured as the King of Israel while in the Epistles Christ is pictured as the head of the Church. The name Jesus Christ is a title of our Lord that combines His personal name with His title, Christ. He humbled Himself (Jesus) and now is exalted (Christ). He is also called Christ Jesus. He who was exalted (Christ) was once humbled (Jesus). We can see this in Philippians 2:5-8.

While Jesus is the personal name of the Lord, Christ is the official title of the Son of God. Christ has been anointed a Prophet, (Acts 3:22-23). He has been anointed Priest, (Heb 4:14-15), and anointed as King, (Luke 1:31-33). We can see in the Gospels that Christ is pictured as King of Israel, but in the epistles He is also Head of the Church.

The name Lord is Christ's title of deity and authority. In the Old Testament. The word God comes from the Hebrew word Elohim, which is the office of God. The word LORD comes from the Hebrew word Jehovah, and is the personal name of God. The word lord or Lord comes from the Hebrew word Adonai, meaning Master. Now note that in the New Testament the word Lord comes from the Greek word kurios and is translated as Lord, God, Master and Sir. The New Testament quotes from the Old Testament Scriptures using the word Lord while the Old Testament word is LORD or Jehovah, (Matthew 4:7). In this verse we can also see that Elohim (God) is ascribed to the Lord, who is the Lord Jesus Christ, meaning that Jesus is God.

Jesus is called God in John 20:28 and many other places.

Matthew 1:23 says they shall call His name Emmanuel, God with us.

Again, in Romans 9:5 the apostle Paul called Jesus Christ God.

Jesus is called the Son of God, and this implies that Jesus is the same as God. In Luke 4:41, the devils cried out ". . . thou art Christ, the Son of God."

In Romans 8:3, God sent His own Son, in the likeness of sinful flesh, and condemned sin in the flesh.

In John 5:25, it says the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God.

Jesus said He is the Son of God, John 10:36.

Again, in Matthew 27:43, Jesus said He was the Son of God.

In Mark 1:1, Mark declares Jesus Christ to be the Son of God.

Jesus is called Lord. Matthew 12:8 says the Son of man is Lord.

Jesus says He is Lord in John 13:13.
Acts 16:31 says,". . . believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved."

Revelation 19:16 refers to Jesus as the KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

Revelation 1:17 refers to Christ as deity, as well as in Revelation 22:13.

The apostle Paul, in Titus 2:13, calls Jesus Christ our God and Saviour.

Peter writing in 2 Peter 1:1 calls Jesus Christ our God and Saviour.

In 1 John 5:20, John writes that Jesus is the true God and eternal life.

In Luke 8:38-39, the formerly demon possessed man was told to tell what great things God had done for him, and as he went he declared what Jesus had done unto him.

In Deuteronomy 32:3-4, Moses writes of our God, He is the Rock. Then in the New Testament in 1 Corinthians 10:1-4, the apostle Paul identifies the Rock as Christ!

In Isaiah 45:22-33, God stated "That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear." Then in Philippians 2:10-11 we see that it is at the name of Jesus every knee will bow and confess that Jesus is Lord. We bow only to God and therefore Jesus is God.

In Deuteronomy 10:17, we see that God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God. In 1 Timothy 6:15, God is the King of kings and Lord of lords.

In Revelation 17:14, this God is mentioned as being the Lamb, Jesus Christ, that will overcome, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings.

Jesus forgave sins, and only God can forgive sins, Mark 2:5-7.

In Isaiah 48:12-13,17 God says He is the First and the Last. He is the redeemer and the Holy one of Israel. He is Lord your God. Again, Who is this God? Who is the First and the Last? In Revelation 1:17-18 Jesus Christ says He is the First and the Last.

Isaiah 40:3 mentions ". . . prepare the way for the Lord . . . our God." Then Mark refers to this verse in Mark 1:1-3, and mentions the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, in connection with preparing the way. This is a clear indication that Jesus Christ is the Lord.

In Exodus 3:13-14, God identified Himself to Moses by the name of "I AM". In John 8:58-59, Jesus identified Himself to the Jews with the same name of "I AM". The Jews sought to stone Him because they knew He was claiming to be God.

In Genesis 1:1, we see that God created the heavens and the earth. In Hebrews 3:4, we see that God is the builder of everything. In Colossians 1:15-16 Jesus created all things, visible and invisible, all things were created by Him, and for Him.

Again, in John 1:1-3, 10, we see that the Word was God, and was with God in the beginning, and through Him all things were made, that He was in the world but the world was made by Him and did not recognize Him. This Word is Jesus Christ.

In 1 Timothy 3:16 it is seen that God was manifest in the flesh. In John 1:1-14 we see that the Word with God and the Word is God and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us. This is a clear reference to Jesus Christ.

In Exodus 34:14 we are told not to worship any other god, for the LORD is a jealous God. Later in Hebrews 1:6, speaking of Jesus, it says "Let all God's angels worship Him", another clear reference to the fact that Jesus is God.

Hebrews 1:8 clearly references the Son as God.

In the Revelation of Jesus in Revelation 1:8, 17-18 are mentioned many names of God, the Alpha and the Omega, the Lord God, Almighty, the First and the Last. Then as we look in Revelation 22:12-13, we see these titles of Deity applied specifically to Jesus Christ.

In Romans 10:13 Paul quotes from Joel 2:32. Joel was referring to the Lord Jehovah in Joel 2:32 and and in Romans 10:13, Paul applies this to Jesus, proving that Christ is equal to Jehovah of the Old Testament.

Psalms 102:25 speaks of the God that created heaven and earth and Paul, in Hebrews 1:10, references this verse and proves this Old Testament God is Jesus Christ.

The Bible also tells us that Christ is immutable, meaning that Christ does not change, He is the same forever, as stated in Hebrews 13:8. Immutability is an attribute of God, (Malachi 3:6; James 1:17).

The God of the Old Testament, (Proverbs 26:10), is called Jesus in the in the New Testament, (Titus 2:13).

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