If…

  1. No other religious leader was a God-Man (On Christ’s deity see Jn. 1:1, 18; 20:28; Rom. 9:5; Tit. 2:13; Heb. 1:8; 2 Pt. 1:1. On Christ’s humanity see Philip. 2:5-8; 1 Tim. 3:16; 2 Tim. 2:8; 1 Jn. 1:1; 3:16; 4:2; 5:6)
  2. No other religious leader atoned for the sins of the world (2 Cor. 5:21; 1 Pt. 3:18)
  3. No other religious leader was sinless (Jn. 8:46; Heb. 4:15; 1 Pt. 1:19
  4. No other religious leader was raised from the dead (Matt. 16:21; Acts 2:24; 4:10; Rom. 4:25; Eph. 1:20)
  5. No other religious leader satisfies God’s justice (Rom. 3:25-26; 1 Jn. 2:2)
  6. No other religious leader reconciles God and sinful humans (2 Cor. 5:19; Col. 1:22)

then…

  1. We must restore our confidence in the Gospel as a reflection of our confidence in God Almighty. We cannot be ashamed of the Gospel because of charges of intolerance, arrogance, or bigotry. The Gospel is “Good News” not just a “good idea.” We do not merely persuade others of our “preference” in the marketplace of religious ideas. Rather we convey a divine message with the authority of Almighty God. After all, the Gospel is as dependably true as God Himself.
  2. We must hold firmly to the fact that sincerity is not a measure of truth—we must not confuse the two.
  3. We must be motivated by the heartbeat of God and the urgency of Hell when “speaking the truth in love.” While it may appear hateful to tell others that their beliefs are wrong, how much more hateful is it to be silent about the one Truth that genuinely offers eternal life?
  4. We must stand tall with courage for the exclusive claims of Christ; not to do so may be an indication of our failure to grasp the grace of God in our own lives. It is the height of selfishness and pride to keep the Good News to ourselves. The Good News is not a fortune to be hoarded, but a treasure to be shared with all.
  5. With uncompromising grace we must speak the truth that other religions offering salvation are not merely inferior, but false and devoid of truth regarding eternal life (Eph. 4:4-6).

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  1. Very well written. Thank you for the encouragement and the kick in the pants.

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