Friday, June 27, 2014
The Truth Will Make You Free
Jesus said, "You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32). It is knowledge of the truth and applying it to one's life that makes one free. The converse is also true: the lie shall make one a prisoner.
Suppose you had an uncle who died and left you a huge sum of money. Suppose, however, that you did not know what your uncle had done for you. You would not know to lay claim to your inheritance. You would remain a prisoner of your poverty.
Jesus Christ died and left us an amazing inheritance of eternal life in the hereafter and countless blessings to enjoy on this earth. But if we are unaware of this truth, we will remain in bondage to sickness, poverty, and moral and political ideologies that imprison us intellectually, morally, and, sometimes, physically.
The amazing thing about Jesus is not only that He offers us truth; He IS Truth. He Himself said, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me" (John 14:6).
One of the greatest lies of this age is that there are many roads to salvation. This is a lie that keeps people in bondage and will take them straight to hell. There is only one way to be saved, and that way is through Jesus Christ. He Himself said so. Believing this truth will set you free.
If you don't believe me, or if you still have doubts, ask Jesus to reveal Himself to you. He will. :)
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