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An Easy Message For Salvation

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Submitted by Tamara Beryl Latham (United States), Mar 8, 2010 at 17:18

One cannot obtain the Kingdom of God without believing in Jesus, for He is the only door to the Kingdom.

The message Jesus preached was very simple.

Jesus is the good shepherd, and those who follow Him are the sheep. Sheep follow their masters, because they know the voices of their masters. They follow with "blind faith."

One needs "blind faith" to believe Jesus is the Christ, the Savior, and God, and Jesus told us at the judgment, He will separate the sheep (believers), from the goats (non-believers).

We (the sheep) must have "blind faith" in following Jesus (the good Shepherd). Blind faith is equivalent to taking up one's cross. Those who do not take up their crosses are not worthy of Him. Further, sheep are neither arrogant, nor violent, but rather, docile and humble. This is an easy message for attaining God's eternal Kingdom. Operative words are "blind faith," with respect to belief in Jesus, and "humility"

This is why the Gospel was to be preached to all nations, before the return of Christ. No one will have an excuse to say "I didn't know."

Jesus made it clear to the Jews of the time that they did not recognize His visitation, and to those Jews He stated, "you will not see me here again, until you learn to cry blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord." Jesus will not return until the Jews fulfill this prophesy. When Israel is surrounded by armies on all sides, the Israelis will finally call on the name of Jesus, and He will return.

At the judgment, those who do not believe will be cast in with the goats, rather than the sheep.

The sheep, those who have maintained "blind faith" with respect to Jesus, will receive the eternal Kingdom, as a reward for their unconditional love, patience and endurance.

Best,

Tamara

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