Saturday, August 11, 2012

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Our Relationship with the Lord


Now, it is no secret that many false and vain and foolish things are being taught in the sectarian world and even among us about our need to gain a special relationship with the Lord Jesus. I shall summarize the true doctrine in this field and invite erring teachers and beguiled students to repent and believe the accepted gospel verities as I shall set them forth.

We worship the Father and him only and no one else.  We do not worship the Son, and we do not worship the Holy Ghost. I know perfectly well what the scriptures say about worshipping Christ and Jehovah, but they are speaking in an entirely different sense--the sense of standing in awe and being reverentially grateful to him who has redeemed us. Worship in the true and saving sense is reserved for God the first, the Creator.

Christ worked out his own salvation by worshiping the Father. After the Firstborn of the Father, while yet a spirit being, had gained power and intelligence that made him like unto God; after he had become, under the Father, the Creator of worlds without number; after he had reigned on the throne of eternal power as the Lord Omnipotent--after all this he yet had to gain a mortal and then an immortal body.

The Bible encourages a personal, intimate relationship of each believer with Christ because He is our only source of true life:

  • Jesus said: "Abide in Me and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me...apart from Me you can do nothing" (Jn. 15:4-5).
  • Jesus said: "I am the living bread that came down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he shall live forever...unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves...He who eats my flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life...My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink" (Jn. 6:51-55).
  • Jesus said: "I am the resurrection and the life" (Jn. 11:25).
  • "For I have been crucified with Christ and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me" (Gal. 2:20).
  • "When Christ who is our life is revealed, then you also shall be revealed with Him in glory" (Col. 3:4).
  • Paul's desire was: "that I may know Him [Jesus]" (Phil. 3:10).
  • God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord" (1 Cor. 1:9).

1. He was worshiped as God by the angels. Heb. 1:6
2. He was worshiped as God by the shepherds. Luke 2:15
3. He was worshiped as God by the wise men. Matt. 2:2, 11
4. He was worshiped as God by a leper. Matt. 8:2
5. He was worshiped as God by a ruler. Matt. 9:18
6. He was worshiped as God by a Canaanite woman. Matt. 15:25
7. He was worshiped as God by a mother. Matt. 20:20
8. He was worshiped as God by a maniac. Mark 5:6
9. He was worshiped as God by a man born blind. John 9:38
10. He was worshiped as God by Thomas. John 20:28
11. He was worshiped as God by the Greeks. John 12:20-21
12. He was worshiped as God by His Apostles. Matt. 14:33; 28:9
13. He is worshiped as God by all creation. Rev 5:11-14
14. He was worshiped as God by Isaiah. Isaiah 6:1-6. John 12:41
15. He was worshiped as God by the women. Matt 28:9
16. He was worshiped by His Disciples. Luke 24:52

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