There is no religion that can save a person from their sins and lead them to heaven, but though Jesus alone. Any person saying the opposite is an impostor and has no rights from God to say what they do. He has not sent them to tell these lies, but the devil himself. I often wonder how these bishops, priests and pastors can get enough nerve to tell their congregation that only their baptism in their church can save them. This is truly hypocrisy to what God’s Word teaches on this topic. If these people, who are only wolves in sheep’s clothing, would read the Bible, then they would know that Christ is the head of the church and we, the believers, make up the body. It is not a building or religion that saves anyone, but through His grace can a person be saved. In saying this, people that are a part of the following churches believe this heresy and must repent. These false, so-called Christian churches, or cults, include the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints (Mormonism), Jehovah Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventists, Catholics, and the Orthodox. There may be others also that I am missing, but the point is that their faith is not grounded on Jesus, but their own self-made religion for salvation. To ever tell a person that their religion is the one true church is false. A baptism in their church doesn’t do anything, unless it is for Christ alone. So, a true saying would be that Jesus is Lord and He only has the power to save us from our sins.
We as believers in Christ, are the members of His body. Each person has a gift from God, in which the Lord is able to use in His church. 1“For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.” (1 Corinthians 12:12) Jesus 2“is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead.” (Colossians 1:18) Now here is the kicker that trumps the theory that only a certain religion can save us. Please read what Paul also said here, 1“for by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many.” (1 Corinthians 12:13,14) As was spoken, among the body of believers come people that go to a variety of different Bible believing churches. Out of these buildings contain true believes in Jesus, and are therefore, members of His body. As long as we all believe in and follow Jesus, then we are part of His true church. So please understand that Jesus is the only way to heaven, not a specific religion or denomination. Salvation comes through Christ alone and no other. Do not be deceived. Therefore, 2“in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight.” (Colossians 1:22) This type of faith in Jesus will save your soul from death to life.
Let us pray:
Lord, I pray that people will come to know You, the head of the body of the church. May people come out of the mindset that their religion can save them, but through You, Christ, alone. You are the only way to life eternal in heaven, and people of all Christian religions can know this special truth if they simply read the Bible. Your words are true and faithful and will lead anyone, like You did for me, to the truth. I also once believed that Mormonism was the one true church, but all their false beliefs crashed down on me when I opened up Your Word, in the Bible, and read it like a child. You opened my eyes to see that salvation only comes through You and not a religion. I had believed in a lie for so many years, to think that my faith was better than others. What mattered was that people knew You for salvation and not if a religion is true. Thank You for leading me out of this false church and into Your true church. I was once blinded, but now I see that people in many good Bible believing churches can be saved. Salvation does not depend on a building that we go to, but what You have set apart for us in Your church. You are the head and we, being many, are Your members. Some being more faithful than others, but we all make up a body of believers that just want to live out of our faith. I know that You are my God and nothing else can trump this. I love You Lord. May I always reflect that love for You in the people I am around. Help them see this love through me. My desire is to follow Your example, for it is leads to salvation. I praise You God. I trust in You. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
11 Corinthians 12 (KJV)
1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.
2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.
3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.
4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
14 For the body is not one member, but many.
15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?
18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.
19 And if they were all one member, where were the body?
20 But now are they many members, yet but one body.
21 And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.
22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:
23 And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.
24 For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked.
25 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.
26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.
27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?
30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?
31 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.
2Colossians 1 (KJV)
1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother,
2 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,
4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints,
5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;
6 Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth:
7 As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ;
8 Who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit.
9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;
20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled
22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:
23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:
25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;
26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:
27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:
29 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.