Know­ing Je­sus saves us

Talk of the Town - - Opinion - ... with Pas­tor Theo Sny­man

KNOWL­EDGE is on the in­crease daily as new dis­cov­er­ies are made and new in­ven­tions are pro­duced.

Mankind is prob­ing ever deeper into outer space in order to dis­cover the ori­gin of cre­ation.

Hu­man skills verge on the im­pos­si­ble and the in­ter­net has opened the world to our fin­ger­tips. And yet Hosea 4:6 says, “My peo­ple are de­stroyed from lack of knowl­edge.”

Solomon was one of the wis­est men on earth, yet he spoke of the striv­ing of mankind as “mean­ing­less, a chas­ing af­ter the wind” (Ec­cle­si­astes 1:14)!

What ben­e­fit is it to gain the whole world and in the process for­feit our souls?

John chap­ter 17 is the long­est recorded prayer of the Lord Je­sus. He prayed: “Now this is eter­nal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Je­sus Christ, whom you have sent” (verse 3). The knowl­edge of sal­va­tion is worth more than any­thing else, for it has eter­nal con­se­quences.

Is it pos­si­ble to know that we are for­given and on the way to heaven? 1 John 5:12-13 says, “He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who be­lieve in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eter­nal life.”

This as­sur­ance of sal­va­tion brings mean­ing to life and re­sults in peace of heart and mind.

We need to have a knowl­edge and un­der­stand­ing of the Word of God.

We can­not ap­ply its prin­ci­ples or prom­ises to our lives if we have no knowl­edge of them.

The Bible is read­ily avail­able, so do not be among those who are de­stroyed be­cause of a lack of knowl­edge!

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