One God, One Lord, One Message

4 As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other God but one. 5 For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) 6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
1 Cor 8:4-6 (KJV)

“We live in a world that loves choices; we live in a world that loves variety;”

When people go to their favorite restaurant they want more than one choice of an entrée.   When people go to the clothing store they want more than one color of shirt and pants to choose from. People like having a choice between Pepsi and Coke, sweet and unsweet.

We can go to Burger King and have it our way, would you like cheese on that? We stand in an ice cream shop with 50 flavors and we want them all. Krispy Kream not just one donut but many donuts. Starbucks, has all kinds of coffee to choose from.

“We live in a world that loves choices; we live in a world that loves variety;”

So why can we not choose which way we will take to get to heaven?

Because there is only “One God” “One Lord” Jesus Christ and He said,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            “I am the way, the truth and the life, no man can come to the Father but by Me”

12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Acts 4:12 (KJV)

You can’t get to heaven through a religion; You want find heaven through any pope; You want find heaven through any particular denomination; 
Heaven can only be found through “One Man”

Now that fact alone offends many in our society today. People do not like to be told that they do not have a choice.

18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
1 Cor 1:18 (KJV)

Heaven can only be found in “One God” “One Lord” “One Message”

They say all the spokes of a wheel lead to the center, and they do. But all roads to heaven must go through the cross!

You can come from all directions…

21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Acts 2:21 (KJV)

You can come from all walks of life….

15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
John 3:15 (KJV)

Some say well that is just narrow minded. Yes it is, but so is the path that leads to heaven.

Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Matt 7:14 (KJV)

We live in a society that is in a mess, to put it lightly. Sin and immorality is running wild. People walking the streets with no respect for their fellow man. Gang beatings and the like are common news stories. School teachers involved in sexual activity with their students. Students killing teachers and classmates. Men walking into airports and shooting and killing people for no reason at all.

We are ask today to accept, adultery, homosexuality and lesbianism as being normal lifestyles. We stop long traditions of prayer in public places because it offends one person. We seclude our young people from the truth by suppressing prayer and bible study in schools. People who have worked all their lives to build the reputation of a business are sued and destroyed because they refuse to compromise their faith by providing a service that they believe is immoral.

We have a government who is bent on controlling every aspect of our lives when it cannot even control itself and get it right. 

So what is the solution? More government? More regulations? Print more money? Or just ignore it and hope it all gets better?

Answer, None of the above!

You see we have an even greater problem that any of those things I have mentioned.

Truth is we live in a society where the church is in a mess. Let’s not kid ourselves, sin and immorality has invaded the church also. The rate of adultery in the church is almost as high as it is in the rest of the world. People sit in their churches and beat one another down with their words and actions. Priest, teachers and preachers accused of molesting young children. Many churches today have as their pastors, homosexuals and lesbians. Many of the young people in church today hear the wrong message. They see the adults saying one thing then living out something else.

Many churches today individually are in a mess because of all the divisions in the church. They attempt to fix the problem by firing the preacher while the real problem still sits in the pew every Sunday.

3. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
2 Tim 4:3-4 (KJV)

Let’s not kid ourselves anymore, let’s not bury our heads in the sand any longer. Let’s stop sweeping the problems under the rug hoping they will go away. The problems we face today are not because the government has failed to lead. God did not leave any government in charge; He left the church in charge.

As long as the church remains in the mess it is in, so will our society.

But let’s not put a blanket over all churches, let’s not put them all in the same box. There are some churches who still allow Jesus to be the head of the church, they are just a little harder to find than they used to be, but they are there if you look.

And when you find a church where Jesus is the head of the church, you will hear this message:

“One God” “One Lord” “One Message”

If the church you attend does not preach the cross, if they do not preach salvation through the Blood of Jesus Christ. If the people there refuse to come together in unity, If people are running the church instead of The Word of God, “Find You Another Church!”

We only have One Message to preach and it begins at the cross of Jesus Christ.

When the true church that Jesus died for gets it right, society will follow suit, not until then will things get any better.

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