Jesus saves?!29-07-2014 - Posted by Andre Piet
The name Jesus, means: YAHWEH saves. It describes the essence of what God is doing through His Son. It is right, therefore, that Jesus Christ is also called the “Saviour of the world” (John 4:42). And the living God: the “Saviour of all mankind” (1Tim.4:10). In Christianity, they preach Jesus as Saviour, but make no mistake: in reality, they teach that He only makes salvation possible. That’s a difference of life and death. Jesus, namely, saves no one … unless man, himself, takes the last step. In other words: according to Christianity, salvation is the result of cooperation between God and man. Not 100% grace. And neither, Jesus alone. For whether Jesus (actually) saves is optional and depends on the choice of man. So if one preaches that Jesus saves, then that’s “hypocrisy of false words”, because Jesus saves, provided… Paul writes in Philippians 2, that one day, in the name of Jesus (= YAHWEH saves), every knee will bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth. And every tongue will confess (Gr. ex-omologeo = from the heart!) That Jesus is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. God Himself, under oath, guarantees (Isa.45:23) that the name of Jesus will receive all the glory, of every creature. For in that name, the one God, the Father, will be honoured. YAHWEH saves. Not on condition. Not even as an option. But actual and universal!