We Are Members of One Another

“Therefore, putting away lying, ‘Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,’ for we are members of one another.” – Eph. 4:25

The elect are part of the same body. We are united, allied, and federal.

As a believer, you are not alone, separate, or divided any more than a person’s eye is disconnected from their body.

No, you are suredly connected.

Due to this connectedness, we are commanded to put away lies and instead: speak truth in love (Eph. 4:15).

In this Post-Modern age of moral relativism and pluralism, we must speak truth with our neighbor.

That truth will be met with ever-increasing hostility.

That truth is thus: Jesus of Nazareth, fully Man and fully God, died for our sins, was buried, arose after three days, and is now seated in Heaven where He rules forever and intercedes for believers (1 Cor. 15:1-8),

Anything else does not save. Anything else is not the truth. Anything else is a lie.

Please Take Jesus Personally

Lunatic liar lord

How many times have you been told, “now, don’t take this personally, but…”? Well, I want you to take this personally: Jesus is THE ONLY WAY to God.

The postmodern ear may bristle at that, but that doesn’t make it any less true.

Jesus, Himself said that. Not me. Not anyone else. JESUS.

“No one comes to the Father except through me.” – John 14:6

Either you believe that or you reject it. There is no riding the fence. John Duncan called this argument, “inexorable” (meaning unbending, unyielding, & unstoppable). It is black or white, one way or the other, but it can never be both or neither.

For a much more eloquent argument, look up C.S. Lewis’s “Lunatic, Liar, or Lord” trilemma in Mere Christianity.

Exclusive claim? Oh Yes. The claim is indeed, exclusive,but the invitation to accept it is 100% inclusive and universal (Gal. 3:28)!

So, please take this personally! In fact, it doesn’t get any more personal!

How do YOU answer the very same question that Jesus asked His disciples: Who do YOU say I am? (Matt. 16:15)

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C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (1952; Harper Collins: 2001) 51-52.