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.

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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.

La Vida Eterna Es Conocer a Dios

Y esta es la vida eterna: que te conozcan a ti, el único Dios verdadero, y a Jesucristo, a quien has enviado.

Juan 17:3

Cuando la Biblia habla de conocer no se refiere solamente a saber de alguien sino tener una relación íntima con ese alguien. En Juan 17:3, el Señor dice que la vida eterna es conocer a Dios y a Jesucristo. Por lo tanto, la vida eterna es tener una relación íntima con Dios, la cual solo se logra a través de la persona de Su Hijo Jesucristo. Sin una intimidad con Dios es imposible conocerle. El anhelo del Padre es que cada ser humano pueda relacionarse con Él. En esta relación, nos convertimos en Sus hijos y Él pasa a ser nuestro Padre.

Ya desde los tiempos del Antiguo Testamento Dios había expresado Su deseo de ser conocido por la humanidad. Jeremías 9:23-24 dice: Así dijo Jehová: No se alabe el sabio en su sabiduría, ni en su valentía se alabe el valiente, ni el rico se alabe en sus riquezas. Mas alábese en esto el que se hubiere de alabar: en entenderme y conocerme, que yo soy Jehová, que hago misericordia, juicio y justicia en la tierra; porque estas cosas quiero, dice Jehová. Conocer y entender a Dios es mucho más importante que la sabiduría o las riquezas.

Jesús es el único que da a conocer a Dios. Juan 1:18 dice: A Dios nadie le vio jamás; el unigénito Hijo, que está en el seno del Padre, él le ha dado a conocer. Solamente a través de Jesús, por los ojos de la fe, podemos ver al Padre. En Juan 14:7 leemos: Si me conocieseis, también a mi Padre conoceríais; y desde ahora le conocéis, y le habéis visto. Conociendo a Jesucristo, podemos ver y conocer a Dios, porque como dice Colosenses 1:15: Él es la imagen del Dios invisible, el primogénito de toda creación.

En todas las épocas de la historia humana ha habido gente religiosa, incluso en la nuestra, la cual es aparentemente apática a las cosas espirituales. Las religiones pretenden buscar a Dios, sin embargo, la forma en la cual las distintas religiones intentan alcanzar la divinidad es fallida. Cada religión inventa sus propios ritos y fórmulas que les permitan llegar hasta a Dios. Lo que ningún religioso se ha detenido a pensar es si sus tradiciones lo acercan a Dios. La Biblia dice varias veces que nadie busca a Dios, por lo tanto, las religiones jamás alcanzarán su objetivo.

En lugar de religión, Dios ha buscado, desde la creación del hombre, tener una relación con la humanidad. Lamentablemente hemos sido nosotros mismos los culpables de romper todo vínculo con nuestro Creador. Una humanidad pecadora no puede relacionarse con un Dios santo. No hay religión alguna que ofrezca un mecanismo adecuado para restablecer la perdida relación con Dios. La solución proviene de la iniciativa del propio Dios, quien envió a Su Hijo Jesucristo con el fin de darse a conocer y romper las barreras que nos separaban de Él.

Juan 3:17 nos dice el motivo que tuvo Dios para enviar a Su Hijo: Porque no envió Dios a su Hijo al mundo para condenar al mundo, sino para que el mundo sea salvo por él. Jesús vino para salvar al mundo, para darnos a conocer al Padre, del cual Él es Su imagen visible. Cuando conocemos a Dios a través de Su Hijo, alcanzamos la verdadera vida eterna. Recibamos pues con agrado al que vino a rescatarnos de la muerte y del pecado, a Jesucristo, nuestra única garantía de vida eterna, nuestro único camino hacia el Padre, porque fuera de Él, no hay nada. El paso es muy simple: arrepentirse y convertirse a Él. ¡Hazlo ahora mismo! Dios te bendiga.

Human Science is Misleading

For you have trusted in your wickedness; you have said, ‘No one sees me’; your wisdom and your knowledge have warped you; and you have said in your heart, ‘I am, and there is no one else besides me.’

Isaiah 47:10

Many people boast to say that we live in the best time of humanity on Earth thanks to huge advances in science. For these people, the quality of our life is far superior to what was to our ancestors. It is said that medicine has managed to keep us healthy and has extended our life expectancy; that the buildings we build today are better and thanks to advances in modern agriculture we have more and better foods. In Isaiah 47:10, the Bible warns us that human science is misleading.

Perhaps people can accept as valid the arguments scientific breakthrough today and its superiority over the society of ancient generations. After all, many scientists endorse such claims, which appear to give more credibility. I will not compete with my scientific colleagues about it; but I, as a scientist endorse what Isaiah 47:10 says that our science is misleading and is in the highest degree.

The advances of modern medicine are not as good as it looks. In fact, the modern pharmaceutical industry is unable to produce a single pill that will cure any disease. All they do current drugs are to reduce symptoms without attacking the root of the disease and, thus, keep us alive; but sick. What modern science itself hidden is that between 75-80% of the world population still used therapeutic herbs and their results are not inferior to those of conventional medicine.

Modern science also hides the chemical components present in the herbs are part of the physiological functions of the living flora and therefore have better compatibility with the human body. Also it hides what the statistics say, that the possibility of death from herbs is 1 in 1 million, while the possibility of death due to prescription drugs properly is 1 in 333, medical malpractice is 1 in 250 and 1 in 80 hospital infection.

As for the advantages of modern building materials, science also deceives. For one example, the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York collapsed in a matter of minutes after the impact of two planes on September 11, 2001. Meanwhile, the pyramids of Egypt, the city of Petra in Jordan and Macchu Pichu in Peru have been standing for centuries and construction techniques are still wowing civil engineers today.

I could go on the delusions that have sold us about modern science; but I think just what I have said so far. Isaiah 47:10 is a scripture successful with regard to awaken human consciousness that our wisdom will never be compared with God. If you want access to real science, to genuine wisdom, instead of searching the Internet or reading the most famous books of science, read the Bible. Do not believe wise in your own opinion or rely on the opinion of human wise. God who created all that exists, as the divine designer knows much more than all the wise men of the world together. Follows literally His instructions and live forever. God bless you.

La Ciencia Humana es Engañosa

Porque te confiaste en tu maldad, diciendo: Nadie me ve. Tu sabiduría y tu misma ciencia te engañaron, y dijiste en tu corazón: Yo, y nadie más.

Isaías 47:10

Muchas personas se ufanan de decir que vivimos en la mejor época de la humanidad sobre la Tierra gracias a los enormes avances de la ciencia. Para estas personas, la calidad de nuestra vida es muy superior a lo que fue la de nuestros antepasados. Se dice que la medicina ha logrado mantenernos sanos y ha prolongado nuestra esperanza de vida; que las edificaciones que hoy construimos son mejores y que gracias a los avances en la agricultura moderna tenemos más y mejores alimentos. En Isaías 47:10, la Biblia nos advierte que la ciencia humana es engañosa.

Quizás las personas puedan aceptar como válidos los argumentos del gran avance científico de hoy y su superioridad sobre la sociedad de las antiguas generaciones. Después de todo, muchos hombres de ciencia avalan tales afirmaciones, lo cual aparenta darle mayor credibilidad. No pienso competir con mis colegas científicos al respecto; pero yo, como hombre de ciencia avalo lo que dice Isaías 47:10 de que nuestra ciencia es engañosa y lo es en grado sumo.

Los avances de la medicina moderna no son tan buenos como lo pintan. De hecho, la industria farmacéutica moderna es incapaz de producir una sola pastilla que cure alguna enfermedad. Lo único que hacen los fármacos actuales son reducir los síntomas sin atacar la raíz de la dolencia y, de esa manera, nos mantienen vivos; pero enfermos. Lo que la misma ciencia moderna oculta es que entre 75-80% de la población mundial sigue utilizando las hierbas como medio terapéutico y sus resultados no son inferiores a los de la medicina convencional.

La ciencia moderna también oculta que los componentes químicos presentes en las hierbas son parte de las funciones fisiológicas de la flora viviente y, por lo tanto tienen mejor compatibilidad con el cuerpo humano. También se oculta lo que dicen las estadísticas, que la posibilidad de muerte por causa de las hierbas es de 1 en 1 millón, mientras que la posibilidad de muerte debido a drogas recetadas adecuadamente es de 1 en 333, por mala práctica médica es de 1 en 250 y por infección hospitalaria 1 en 80.

En cuanto a las ventajas de los modernos materiales de construcción, también la ciencia engaña. Para muestra un botón, las dos torres gemelas del World Trade Center en New York colapsaron en cuestión de minutos luego del impacto de los dos aviones el 11 de septiembre de 2001. Por su parte, las pirámides de Egipto, la ciudad de Petra en Jordania y el Macchu Pichu en Perú han permanecido en pie por siglos y sus técnicas de construcción aún siguen asombrando a los ingenieros civiles de hoy.

Yo podría seguir enumerando los engaños que nos han vendido con respecto a la ciencia moderna; pero creo que basta con lo que he dicho hasta aquí. Isaías 47:10 es un texto bíblico acertado con respecto a despertar la conciencia humana de que nuestra sabiduría jamás se compararía con la de Dios. Si quieres tener acceso a la ciencia verdadera, a la sabiduría genuina, en lugar de buscar el Internet o leer los libros de ciencia más famosos, lee la Biblia. No te creas sabio según tu propia opinión ni confíes en la opinión de sabios humanos. Dios, quien creó todo lo que existe, como el divino diseñador sabe mucho más que todos los sabios del mundo juntos. Sigue al pie de la letra Sus instrucciones y vivirás eternamente. Dios te bendiga.

The Mission of the Servant of Jesus Christ

To open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.

Acts 26:18

Life on Earth is not easy. Problems are inevitable and they are pleasant to nobody. However, none of our problems is greater than living in darkness and under the power of Satan. The mission of the servant of Jesus Christ is not to bring people to a state of prosperity and happiness, but to open their eyes to turn them from darkness to light. Who preach the opposite of what it says Acts 26:18 is not fulfilling his or her task as servant of the Lord. But worst of all is that is allowing souls to be lost.

Many preachers have understood very clearly what their mission is. One is the German Reinhard Bonnke who said: “But the main work of the evangelist is to win souls for Christ, not to preach to Christians asleep, and revive dead churches.” I have seen many Christians living heating banks in churches, which do not grow because nobody goes to the streets to catch the lost and bring them to Christ. Members of these churches only seek to fatten spiritually as they refuse the bread of the Word to those who have not known the Lord.

The British preacher Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) said: “For me, the work of preaching is the greatest and the most glorious calling to which anyone can ever be called.” I fully agree with what he says Lloyd-Jones. I have worked in various facets in my life. Among them are: directing music groups, an engineer and scientist, serving as professor and university researcher and serving the Lord. And although being a musician or scientist could seem more prestigious occupations, I feel that preach the Word of God to people is my greatest privilege.

Evangelizing is the highest priority task in a Christian church. English evangelist David Watson (1933-1984) said, “Do something else in the church and do not do evangelism is as rearrange the furniture when the house is on fire.” Watson’s comparison makes sense. Hell in flames waiting for those who fail to repent of their sins and die without receiving the forgiveness and grace of God. If those people did not have the opportunity to hear the plan of salvation through neglect of the church, we are guilty for their downfall.

Norman R. Lewis said a great truth: “Getting God’s forgiveness is the most urgent need of every person on Earth.” Although many people think otherwise, the solution to the serious personal problems of each is not our greatest urgency. Nothing helps us get to solve our economic, relational or health problems if not pay attention to restore our relationship with God, which was broken because of sin.

No one can earn heaven on merit, we have all sinned and for that we are excluded from the presence of a holy God. The wages of sin is death and that is our destiny unless someone paid for us the debt. And Jesus Christ did on the cross; but for the grace may touch you, you must repent of your sins and become Him. There is no other possible way to achieve redemption. Let you receive, by faith, your inheritance. God bless you.