The narrowness of the Lord Jesus Christ

All truth is narrow.  I heard that somewhere, and have not scientifically tested it to see if it’s always true, but  believe it to be the case.

People say of us Christians, “You are so narrow.”  And one said to me, “The Christ I know is not nearly so narrow-minded as you.”

I reply, “Where did you find this Christ? The only one I know of is found in Holy Scripture and He is nothing if not narrow.”

Consider these statements….

“No one has ascended to Heaven but He who came down from Heaven, even the Son of Man…””  John 3:13  Jesus is our authority on things celestial since He Himself is a native of that land.  Heaven is His hometown.

“No one knows the Son except the Father.  Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son reveals Him.”   Matthew 11:27 and Luke 10:22. Had we claimed that Jesus is the sole revealer of God, people of all the other religions would have complained.  But Jesus said it.

“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father but by Me.”  John 14:6 Repeating the truth of Matthew 11:27 and Luke 10:22.

Scripture says of Jesus–

“Neither is there salvation in any other. For there is no other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:12

That’s why we make so much of Him.

Scripture makes much of Him.

To take Jesus out of the message of the church is to leave it an empty shell with nothing to stand for, nothing to offer the world, nothing for which to hope.

It’s Jesus or nothing.

Jesus watched as the multitudes scattered, unable to take His strong teaching.  He looked at the twelve and said, “Will you go away also?”  Simon Peter answered for all: “Lord, to whom would we go?  You have the words of eternal life.”  (John 6:67-68)

He is the “author and finisher of our salvation,” said the writer of Hebrews (12:2).

Jesus Christ is everything the Lord God has to say about Himself.

You may love that or be offended by it.  Doesn’t matter. It is what it is.

Deal with it.

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