We are Called to Deliver Message

When I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, that same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand. Yet, if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul. Again, when a righteous man turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die; because you did not give him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood I will require at your hand. Nevertheless if you warn the righteous man that the righteous should not sin, and he does not sin, he shall surely live because he took warning; also you will have delivered your soul.

Ezekiel 3:18-21

In the heart of God there is no interest in humans lose their souls. God calls sinners to repentance so they turn to Him and be saved. But also for those who have known God, when they stray from His way, He wants them back to His fold. It is unlikely that a stray sheep wicked or open the Scriptures to serve the call that God gives them. That’s why the method used by the Lord to speak is through His servants.

Four situations are presented in Ezekiel 3:18-21. The first is in Ezekiel 3:18. God sends us to deliver the warning message to an unbeliever and we refuse to do so. In this case, the wicked was not apperceived from his evil way and dying will be condemned. Certainly, that person will receive the just punishment for his sins; but if we do not give him the message God sent to him, the guilt of his condemnation will fall upon us. Therefore, our neglect to avoid preaching the Word of God that person will make us responsible for his undoing.

The second case is in Ezekiel 3:19. We hear the voice of God and deliver the message to the wicked, if the person hears the message and repent, we will have won a soul to Christ; but if by hearing the word he rejects it, his condemnation will not fall on us. Sometimes we fail to deliver the message to unbelievers for fear of being rejected. This is not a valid reason because if they reject the message we carry them, rejection is not for the messenger. Therefore it is not to take it personal.

The third and fourth cases are in Ezekiel 3:20-21 and refer to believers who turn from the way of God. And just as happened with the wicked, we will be responsible for the consequences of failing to deliver the message. On one occasion God led me to give a warning message to a believer. At first I was reluctant to do so because I was sure that she would not believe me; but anyway I obeyed God. Of course she ignored me and then I witnessed how other servants of God gave her the same message and she did not listen to them. Finally, God separated me from the path of that person.

Every day God puts before us people to deliver them His message. No matter whether believer or not, our duty is to hear the voice of God and tell them what the Spirit urges us to convey. It is not our responsibility to convince anyone, only talk to them. If they accept or no will fall within the exercise of individual will of each one; but if we fail to give the message, the Lord require of us the blood of the condemned. God bless you.

Christ Redeemed Us from the Curse of the Law

Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”).

Galatians 3:13

God’s Law, the Ten Commandments, gives us knowledge that we have sinned and are worthy of death. No one can be justified by the works of the law. Instead of reaching salvation through the law, what we get is a curse. Only Jesus redeems us from the curse of the Law. He offered himself as a guarantor of our salvation by becoming a curse according to what is written.

Scripture is quoted in Galatians 3:13 is Deuteronomy 21:22-23, which says: If a man has committed a sin deserving of death, and he is put to death, and you hang him on a tree, his body shall not remain overnight on the tree, but you shall surely bury him that day, so that you do not defile the land which the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance; for he who is hanged is accursed of God. We’ve all committed crimes deserving death of being hanged and made curse; but Jesus took our place and made himself a curse for us.

Contrary to what some may say, the law was to be fulfilled not to be to rape it. Jesus fulfilled the law completely. Galatians 4:4-5 says: But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. When we are under the law, any violation, however small it may seem condemns us. Jesus Christ came to take the place of every human being for the weight of the law fall on Him and giving us the opportunity to be exonerated of our guilt.

Paul reaffirms that concept in Romans 8:3-4 when he says:  For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. The law makes it impossible for us to save ourselves because of our carnal weakness. The righteousness of the Law can only be fulfilled in us through the totally righteous Son of God.

When we meditate deeply what the Bible says, we can realize that there is not a single human being able to say that gathers sufficient merit that guarantee a place in the Kingdom of God. The truth is that sin excludes us from the presence of a holy God and everyone, without exception, has sinned. God, in His perfect justice will not leave any sin without due punishment and the wages of sin is death as it is written. So who wants to be saved by his or her own righteousness is practically assured their exclusion from the presence of God.

The real redemption comes from God himself, who sent a perfect being, His Son Jesus Christ, to pay for the sins of all mankind. In 2 Corinthians 5:21 we read: For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. Salvation is not about what we can do but what Jesus Christ already did for us on the cross of Calvary. Our part is to repent of our sins and give a 180 degree turning us to Him. Salvation is a gift, let stretch out your hand and reaches this wonderful gift that will give eternal life. God bless you.

Cristo Nos Redimió de la Maldición de la Ley

Cristo nos redimió de la maldición de la ley, hecho por nosotros maldición (porque está escrito: Maldito todo el que es colgado en un madero).

Gálatas 3:13

La Ley de Dios, los Diez Mandamientos, nos da conocimiento de que hemos pecado y somos merecedores de la muerte. Nadie puede ser justificado por medio de las obras de la Ley. En lugar de alcanzar salvación por medio de la Ley, lo que obtenemos es maldición. Solo Jesús nos redime de la maldición de la Ley. Él se ofreció a sí mismo como garante de nuestra salvación al convertirse en maldición conforme a lo que está escrito.

La Escritura citada en Gálatas 3:13 es Deuteronomio 21:22-23, la cual dice: Si alguno hubiere cometido algún crimen digno de muerte, y lo hiciereis morir, y lo colgareis en un madero, no dejaréis que su cuerpo pase la noche sobre el madero; sin falta lo enterrarás el mismo día, porque maldito por Dios es el colgado; y no contaminarás tu tierra que Jehová tu Dios te da por heredad. Todos hemos cometido crímenes de muerte merecedores de ser colgados y hechos maldición; pero Jesús tomó nuestro lugar y se hizo a sí mismo maldición por nosotros.

Contrario a lo que algunos puedan decir, la Ley se hizo para cumplirse no para violarla. En Jesús se cumplió la Ley completamente. Gálatas 4:4-5 dice: Pero cuando vino el cumplimiento del tiempo, Dios envió a su Hijo, nacido de mujer y nacido bajo la ley, para que redimiese a los que estaban bajo la ley, a fin de que recibiésemos la adopción de hijos. Cuando estamos bajo la Ley, toda violación, por pequeña que parezca nos condena. Jesucristo vino a ocupar el lugar de cada ser humano para que el peso de la Ley cayera sobre Él y brindarnos la oportunidad de ser exonerados de nuestra culpa.

Pablo reafirma ese concepto en Romanos 8:3-4 cuando dice: Porque lo que era imposible para la ley, por cuanto era débil por la carne, Dios, enviando a su Hijo en semejanza de carne de pecado y a causa del pecado, condenó al pecado en la carne; para que la justicia de la ley se cumpliese en nosotros, que no andamos conforme a la carne, sino conforme al Espíritu. La Ley hace imposible que podamos salvarnos a nosotros mismos a causa de nuestra debilidad carnal. La justicia de la Ley solo puede cumplirse en nosotros a través del totalmente justo Hijo de Dios.

Cuando meditamos profundamente lo que dice la Biblia, podemos darnos cuenta de que no existe un solo ser humano capaz de decir que reúne méritos suficientes que le garanticen un lugar en el Reino de Dios. La verdad es que el pecado nos excluye de la presencia de un Dios santo y todos, sin excepción, hemos pecado. Dios, en su perfecta justicia no va a dejar ningún pecado sin su debido castigo y la paga del pecado es la muerte como está escrito. Entonces, quien quiera ser salvo por su propia justicia tiene prácticamente asegurada su exclusión de la presencia de Dios.

La verdadera redención viene del mismo Dios, quien envió a un ser perfecto, Su Hijo Jesucristo, para pagar por los pecados de toda la humanidad. En 2 Corintios 5:21 leemos: Al que no conoció pecado, por nosotros lo hizo pecado, para que nosotros fuésemos hechos justicia de Dios en él. La salvación no se trata de lo que podamos hacer sino de lo que ya Jesucristo hizo por nosotros en la cruz del calvario. Nuestra parte es arrepentirnos de nuestros pecados y dar un giro de 180 grados convirtiéndonos a Él. La salvación es un regalo, extiende tu mano y alcanza ese don maravilloso que te dará la vida eterna. Dios te bendiga.


And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.

John 3:19-20

Condemnation is not the product only of having sinned. If so, we would all be condemned because all sinned. In fact, because of sin, all come short of the glory of God. The only way to escape condemnation is supplied by the same God who sent His Son Jesus, the light, to get us out of the power of darkness. If we accept Jesus we will escape the punishment appropriate because of our sins. But when we reject Jesus, we are rejecting forgiveness and accepting condemnation.

The apostle Paul gives a detailed explanation of condemnation and justification in Romans 5:16-19: And the gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned. For the judgment which came from one offense resulted in condemnation, but the free gift which came from many offenses resulted in justification. For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.)  Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life. For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.

The first sin brought condemnation as an automatic consequence of the human race. But this condemnation not only meant our separation from God, but it took us to the slavery of sin. Thus, all men and women have committed multiple transgressions against God. For that reason, no one can be justified on his or her own merits, but that justification is a gift of God obtained only by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

Our Lord Jesus Christ shows us the only escape from condemnation in John 5:24: Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life. When Jesus speaks of passing from death to life, what it means is that the natural condition of man is death, not life. As the wages of sin is death and our nature is sinful, we not live, but are dead, unless our escape condemnation.

We must be mindful of our true condition. Salvation is not part of our nature nor is it something we can win on our own. Sin is part of the heritage that conveys our humanity. Therefore, all we have guaranteed from birth is condemnation. The only way to obtain salvation is accepting Jesus Christ who took our guilt on his shoulders to give us the opportunity to be saved.

When we reject Jesus Christ we are reaffirming our status as convicted. It is as if we denied clemency that gives us a judge to have committed an offense. If you do not accept the saving grace and we strive to continue to do things our way, we are preferring to continue in darkness. Let’s change that now! God bless you.

La Condenación

Y esta es la condenación: que la luz vino al mundo, y los hombres amaron más las tinieblas que la luz, porque sus obras eran malas. Porque todo aquel que hace lo malo, aborrece la luz y no viene a la luz, para que sus obras no sean reprendidas.

Juan 3:19-20

La condenación no es producto únicamente de haber pecado. Si así fuera, todos estaríamos condenados porque todos hemos pecado. De hecho, por causa del pecado, todos estamos destituidos de la gloria de Dios. La única salida para escapar de la condenación la suministra el mismo Dios al enviar a Su Hijo Jesús, la luz, para sacarnos del poder de las tinieblas. Si aceptamos a Jesús vamos a escapar del castigo correspondiente por culpa de nuestros pecados. Pero cuando rechazamos a Jesús, estamos rechazando el perdón y aceptando la condenación.

El apóstol Pablo da una explicación detallada acerca de la condenación y la justificación en Romanos 5:16-19: Y con el don no sucede como en el caso de aquel uno que pecó; porque ciertamente el juicio vino a causa de un solo pecado para condenación, pero el don vino a causa de muchas transgresiones para justificación. Pues si por la transgresión de uno solo reinó la muerte, mucho más reinarán en vida por uno solo, Jesucristo, los que reciben la abundancia de la gracia y del don de la justicia. Así que, como por la transgresión de uno vino la condenación a todos los hombres, de la misma manera por la justicia de uno vino a todos los hombres la justificación de vida. Porque así como por la desobediencia de un hombre los muchos fueron constituidos pecadores, así también por la obediencia de uno, los muchos serán constituidos justos.

El primer pecado trajo como consecuencia automática la condenación de la raza humana. Pero esta condenación no solo significó nuestra separación de Dios, sino que nos llevó a la esclavitud del pecado. Así, todos los hombres y mujeres hemos cometido múltiples transgresiones contra Dios. Por ese motivo, nadie puede ser justificado por sus propios méritos, sino que tal justificación es un don de Dios que se obtiene solo por gracia a través de la fe en Jesucristo.

Nuestro Señor Jesucristo nos muestra la única vía de escape de la condenación en Juan 5:24: De cierto, de cierto os digo: El que oye mi palabra, y cree al que me envió, tiene vida eterna; y no vendrá a condenación, mas ha pasado de muerte a vida. Cuando Jesús habla de pasar de muerte a vida, lo que quiere decir es que la condición natural del hombre es de muerte, no de vida. Como la paga del pecado es muerte y nuestra naturaleza es pecadora, no vivimos, sino que estamos  muertos, a menos que escapemos de nuestra condenación.

Hay que tener muy presente de nuestra verdadera condición. La salvación no es parte de nuestra naturaleza ni es algo que podemos ganar por cuenta propia. El pecado es parte de la herencia que nos transmite nuestra humanidad. Por lo tanto, lo único que tenemos garantizado desde nuestro nacimiento es la condenación. La única manera de obtener la salvación es aceptando a Jesucristo quien echó sobre sus hombros nuestra culpa para darnos las oportunidad de ser salvos.

Cuando rechazamos a Jesucristo estamos reafirmando nuestra condición de condenados. Es como si rechazáramos la clemencia que nos otorga un juez ante un delito que hemos cometido. Si no aceptamos la gracia salvadora y nos empeñamos en continuar haciendo las cosas a nuestro modo, estamos prefiriendo continuar en las tinieblas. ¡Cambiemos eso ya! Dios te bendiga.

Seeking God with all your Heart

Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.

Jeremiah 29:12-13

When we approach God with the right intention, always our prayer will be answered favorably. The very word of God in Jeremiah 29:12-13 confirms this, God hears us when we seek Him with all our heart. It is the guarantee to find God when we call upon Him and pray with all sincerity and without a hidden agenda. You cannot fool an omniscient God. Before opening our lips to ask, God already has read our heart discovering our deepest intentions.

James 4:2-3 explains why prayers are unanswered: You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures. That’s the key, when we approach God with a selfish heart, asking only to satisfy our flesh or our vanity; obviously He’s not going to grant such a request type.

The vast majority of people seek God only to solve their problems. These problems are not always urgent needs of people, but sometimes are mere whim or selfish obsessions. In such cases, the search for God is not sincere and unless aim is to give honor and honor the Creator. It is a search for God firefighter, nurse God, the God banker, job seeker God or the God who brings you the ideal partner.

Seek God with all your heart involves going after Him for who He is not what He can give us. The nature, character and attributes of God must be the main cause to seek Him with all our heart. God is a spiritual being that exists by Him from everlasting to everlasting. Infinitely perfect, creator of heaven and earth, and sovereign Lord of all things. One of the most important revelations we can receive from the Bible is God’s character. The Bible tells us about God attributes, His ways of relating with humanity and His heart.

God is Father, says Matthew 6:9: In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. A true father is a protector, healer and provider not only the necessities of life but also identity for his children. God provides a place of safety for His family. God is all these things to those who receive His Son Jesus as Lord and Savior. John 1:12 says: But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.

We can be sure that God has many thoughts of love for us. We seek God with all our heart in the same way that the child seeks his parents. He, like our good Father, is it best to give us when our heart is clean and not contaminated by greed or selfishness. Matthew 7:11 says: If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! God bless you.

Buscando a Dios con Todo el Corazón

Entonces me invocaréis, y vendréis y oraréis a mí, y yo os oiré; y me buscaréis y me hallaréis, porque me buscaréis de todo vuestro corazón.

Jeremías 29:12-13

Cuando nos acercamos a Dios con la intención correcta, siempre nuestra oración será contestada favorablemente. La propia palabra de Dios en Jeremías 29:12-13 lo confirma, Dios nos escucha cuando lo buscamos con todo nuestro corazón. Es la garantía de encontrar a Dios cuando le invocamos y le oramos con toda sinceridad y sin una agenda oculta. Es imposible engañar a un Dios omnisciente. Antes de abrir nuestros labios para pedirle, ya Dios ha leído nuestro corazón descubriendo nuestras más profundas intenciones.

Santiago 4:2-3 explica la razón por la cual las oraciones no son contestadas: Codiciáis, y no tenéis; matáis y ardéis de envidia, y no podéis alcanzar; combatís y lucháis, pero no tenéis lo que deseáis, porque no pedís. Pedís, y no recibís, porque pedís mal, para gastar en vuestros deleites. Esa es la clave, cuando nos acercamos a Dios con un corazón egoísta, pidiendo solo para satisfacer nuestra carne o nuestra vanidad, evidentemente que Él no va a conceder tal tipo de petición.

La gran mayoría de las personas buscan a Dios solamente para que les resuelva sus problemas. Esos problemas no siempre son necesidades urgentes de las personas, sino que, en ocasiones, son meros caprichos u obsesiones egoístas. En tales casos, la búsqueda de Dios no es sincera y lo menos que pretenden es darle honra y honor al Creador. Es una búsqueda del Dios bombero, el Dios enfermero, el Dios banquero, el Dios buscador de empleos o el Dios que le trae la pareja ideal.

Buscar a Dios con todo el corazón implica ir tras Él por quien es Él no por lo que pueda darnos. La naturaleza, el carácter y los atributos de Dios deben ser la causa principal para buscarle con todo el corazón. Dios es un ser espiritual, que existe por sí mismo desde siempre y hasta la eternidad. Infinitivamente perfecto, creador de los cielos y la tierra, y soberano Señor de todas la cosas. Una de las revelaciones más importantes que podemos recibir de la Biblia es el carácter de Dios. La Biblia nos dice como es Dios: sus atributos, sus formas de relacionarse con la humanidad y su corazón.

Dios es Padre, como dice Mateo 6:9: Vosotros, pues, oraréis así: Padre nuestro que estás en los cielos, santificado sea tu nombre. Un verdadero padre es protector, sanador y proveedor de no solo lo necesario para vivir sino también de identidad para sus hijos. Dios provee un lugar de seguridad para su familia. Dios es todas estas cosas para los que reciben a su Hijo Jesús como Señor y Salvador. Juan 1:12 dice: Mas a todos los que le recibieron, a los que creen en su nombre, les dio potestad de ser hechos hijos de Dios.

Podemos estar seguros de que Dios tiene muchos pensamientos de amor hacia nosotros. Busquemos a Dios con todo el corazón de la misma manera que el niño busca a sus padres. Él, como nuestro Padre bueno, tiene lo mejor de sí para darnos cuando nuestro corazón es limpio y no está contaminado con la codicia o el egoísmo. Mateo 7:11 dice: Pues si vosotros, siendo malos, sabéis dar buenas dádivas a vuestros hijos, ¿cuánto más vuestro Padre que está en los cielos dará buenas cosas a los que le pidan? Dios te bendiga.

The True God and Eternal Life

And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.

1 John 5:20

Much of humanity speaks of God, but the question is whether all speak the true God. Is the God of Israel the same god of the Arabs? Do Buddhists and Hindus worship the same God as Christians? Do they worship the true God all religious groups that mention the name of Christ? 1 John 5:20 gives the explanation that can answer all these questions: we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.

No doubt that 1 John 5:20 is a biblical statement about the divinity of Jesus Christ. Many people have no clear idea about Jesus. They imagine that He was a virtuous man, a teacher; but, after all, a man more. Certainly Jesus was a man; but He is not only that. Part of His nature is not human but divine and the Bible has much evidence about it. Isaiah 9:6 prophesies like this: For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah’s prophecy about the birth of the Messiah, Jesus establishes as one of His names Mighty God, so that there is no doubt of His divinity. The beginning of the Gospel of John it says much more clearly. John 1:1-3: says: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. The Word, Jesus Christ, according to this gospel, was with God, was God and created all things.

There are other biblical passages that show the divinity of Jesus Christ and His eternal existence. Therefore, we are not talking about a simple virtuous man who has had a great influence on human history. We are talking about the Creator himself of humankind, the universe and everything that exists. And as to His divinity, we are not talking about a little God, but of whom Isaiah called Mighty God. We are not talking about a Jehovah junior, but who John says, and the Word was God.

Only fully understanding that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, we can understand that only He can carry out the mission for which he came to this earth. No mere human being, man or woman, is able to qualify for exempt from the guilt of sin to each person who, by faith, accept the grace, unmerited favor. Only the offended by sin, that is, God Himself, has the power to grant clemency and forgiveness, no one else can do it.

I urge you to meditate on the person of Jesus Christ taking into account His real nature. Speak lightly of Him is not only disrespecting God Himself, but despise who, love, willingly He offered His life to give you salvation. Never forget that Jesus is the true God and eternal life and that there is no salvation outside of Him. Repenting of your sins and becoming Him, you become a child of God, write your name in the Book of Life and will assure eternal life. God bless you.

El Verdadero Dios y la Vida Eterna

Pero sabemos que el Hijo de Dios ha venido, y nos ha dado entendimiento para conocer al que es verdadero; y estamos en el verdadero, en su Hijo Jesucristo. Este es el verdadero Dios, y la vida eterna.

1 Juan 5:20

Gran parte de la humanidad habla de Dios, pero la pregunta es si todos hablan del verdadero Dios. ¿Es el Dios de Israel el mismo dios de los árabes? ¿Adoran los budistas e hinduistas al mismo Dios que los cristianos? ¿Adoran al Dios verdadero todos los grupos religiosos que mencionan el nombre de Cristo? 1 Juan 5:20 da la explicación que puede contestar todas estas preguntas: estamos en el verdadero, en su Hijo Jesucristo. Este es el verdadero Dios, y la vida eterna.

No cabe duda de que 1 Juan 5:20 es una afirmación bíblica acerca de la divinidad de Jesucristo. Mucha gente no tiene una idea clara acerca de Jesús. Se imagina que fue un hombre virtuoso, un maestro; pero, a fin de cuentas, un hombre más. Ciertamente que Jesús fue hombre; pero Él no es solamente eso. Una parte de Su naturaleza no es humana sino divina y la Biblia tiene mucha evidencia sobre eso. Isaías 9:6 lo profetiza de esta manera: Porque un niño nos es nacido, hijo nos es dado, y el principado sobre su hombro; y se llamará su nombre Admirable, Consejero, Dios Fuerte, Padre Eterno, Príncipe de Paz.

La profecía de Isaías acerca del nacimiento del Mesías, Jesús, establece como uno de Sus nombres Dios Fuerte, para que no quepa duda de Su divinidad. El principio del evangelio de Juan lo afirma mucho más claramente. Dice Juan 1:1-3: En el principio era el Verbo, y el Verbo era con Dios, y el Verbo era Dios. Este era en el principio con Dios. Todas las cosas por él fueron hechas, y sin él nada de lo que ha sido hecho, fue hecho. El Verbo, Jesucristo, conforme a este evangelio, era con Dios, era Dios y creó todas las cosas.

Hay otros pasajes bíblicos que demuestran la divinidad de Jesucristo y Su existencia eterna. Por lo tanto, no estamos hablando de un simple hombre virtuoso que ha tenido una gran influencia en la historia humana. Estamos hablando del Creador mismo de la humanidad, el universo y todo lo que existe. Y en cuanto a Su divinidad, no estamos hablando de un diosito, sino de quien Isaías llama Dios Fuerte. No estamos hablando de un Jehová junior, sino de quien Juan dice: y el Verbo era Dios.

Solo entendiendo plenamente que Jesucristo es Dios encarnado, podemos comprender que solo Él puede llevar a cabo la misión por la cual vino a esta Tierra. Ningún simple ser humano, sea hombre o mujer, es capaz de reunir los requisitos para exonerar de la culpa del pecado a cada persona que, por la fe, acepta la gracia, el favor inmerecido. Solo el ofendido por el pecado, es decir, el propio Dios, tiene la facultad de otorgar clemencia y perdón, nadie más podría hacerlo.

Te exhorto a meditar sobre la persona de Jesucristo tomando en cuenta Su real naturaleza. Hablar de Él en forma ligera es no solamente faltarle el respeto a Dios mismo, sino menospreciar a quien, por amor, ofreció voluntariamente Su vida para darte salvación. Nunca olvides que Jesús es el verdadero Dios y la vida eterna y que no existe salvación fuera de Él. Arrepintiéndote de tus pecados y convirtiéndote a Él, te convertirás en hijo de Dios, escribirás tu nombre en el Libro de la Vida y asegurarás la vida eterna. Dios te bendiga.

Eternal Life Is to Know God

And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.

John 17:3

When the Bible speaks of knowing it refers not only to know someone but have an intimate relationship with that someone. In John 17:3, the Lord says that eternal life is to know God and Jesus Christ. Therefore, eternal life is to have an intimate relationship with God, which can only be achieved through the person of His Son Jesus Christ. Without an intimacy with God it is impossible to know Him. The longing of the Father is that every human being can relate to Him. In this relationship, we become His children and He becomes our Father.

Since the Old Testament God had expressed His desire to be known by humanity. Jeremiah 9:23-24 says: Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, let not the mighty man glory in his might, nor let the rich man glory in his riches; but let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,” says the Lord. Knowing and understanding God is much more important than wisdom or riches.

Jesus is the one who makes known to God. John 1:18 says: No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son,[a] who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him. Only through Jesus, through the eyes of faith, we can see the Father. In John 14:7 we read: If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him. Knowing Jesus Christ, we can see and know God, because as Colossians 1:15 says: He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.

In all periods of human history there have been religious people, including our own time, which is apparently apathetic to spiritual things. However, the way in which the different religions try to attain divinity is flawed. Every religion invents its own rites and formulas to reach God. What any religious person is thinking is whether his or her traditions make him or her closer to God. The Bible says repeatedly that no one seeks God; therefore, religions never reach their goal.

Instead of religion, God has sought, since the creation of man, have a relationship with mankind. Unfortunately we have ourselves been guilty of breaking all ties with our Creator. Sinful humanity cannot relate to a holy God. There is not any religion that provides an appropriate mechanism to restore the lost relationship with God. The solution comes from the initiative of God Himself, who sent His Son Jesus Christ in order to make Him known and break down the barriers that separated us from Him.

John 3:17 tells us why God had to send His Son: For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. Jesus came to save the world, for us to know the Father, which He is His visible image. When we know God through His Son, we reach the true eternal life. Receive therefore welcome that came to rescue us from death and sin, Jesus Christ, our only guarantee of eternal life, our only way to the Father, because besides Him, nothing. The step is very simple: repent and turn to Him. Do it now! God bless you.