God Speaks Through His Son

God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds.

Hebrews 1:1-2

The Bible is a collection of words that God has given to mankind. In the Old Testament, God spoke audibly voice to men and women like Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham and Moses. However, God spoke mostly to Israel or the Gentiles through His prophets. Thus we see the prophets who spoke to the kingdoms of Judah and Israel, as Elijah, Isaiah and Jeremiah; Jonah who brought the message of God to the Assyrians in Nineveh; or Daniel to the Babylonians and Persians.

In the New Testament, a prophet, John the Baptist, he announced the imminent arrival of the Messiah. Luke 3:16 says: John answered, saying to all, “I indeed baptize you with water; but One mightier than I is coming, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. After John the Baptist, God sent His powerful message to humanity through His Son Jesus Christ. That message from God is mostly collected in the four gospels.

One of the most notorious speeches of Jesus is the Sermon on the Mount which is in Chapter 5 of Matthew. Most people are familiar with the Beatitudes that are part of this sermon, but that was not all He said there the Son of God. Let’s turn to Matthew 5:17-19: Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

This part of the teachings of Jesus Christ is rarely preached in churches. It is much easier to bring people a message that things will go well if they do meet Christians than teaching that God has ordained. Compliance with the law is carried out in the same Jesus, who became sin without sin to pay for ours. No human being is able to comply with the Law of God, only Christ can do. Therefore He is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

God also spoke through His Son in John 3:16-17: For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. Here is the key to the salvation of every human being on Earth.

The words that God has spoken to the world in these last days through His Son can be summarized that the human being is unable to save himself. Therefore, only a perfect being as Jesus Christ is able to promote our salvation. It is necessary to believe in Him for eternal life. God bless you.

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Best Demonstration of God’s Love

In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

1 John 4: 9-10

Much has been written about love. Literature and cinema are full of stories of unselfish love, from Romeo and Juliet to the fictional characters of Jack and Rose in the film Titanic directed by James Cameron in 1997. However, none of those beautiful love stories can be compared with the story of God’s love for us.

My native country has given excellent composers. Currently, no doubt Juan Luis Guerra is the most well known internationally for the quality of his musical work. However, the best song of all time written by a Dominican is definitely “For Love” of Rafael Solano, which premiered in November 1968. Many famous singers, including Placido Domingo, Marco Antonio Muñiz, Vicky Carr, Gloria Estefan and Jon Secada have recorded this song, which has also been translated into several languages.

There are several verses of this popular song about love of God. The first one says, “For love have been created men on the face of the Earth.” Another part of the song says: “For love was once to Calvary with a cross slope him who also for love gave his whole soul.” Regarding this, John 3:16 tells us: For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

God’s love is unconditional and its main feature is giving up. There is no greater love than this, as Jesus Himself told His disciples in John 15:13: Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. If we were impressed when we saw on the screen as Jack sacrifice his life to save Rose in Titanic, this gesture is nothing compared to what made Jesus Christ the Son of God on the cross of Calvary for you and for me.

Some will say that loves God that he or she strives to be a good person and fulfill what he or she thinks is the will of our Father in heaven. However, our own sinful nature leads us constantly to fail the God who we claim to love. Every sin is a betrayal of loved God, whom we are being unfaithful with our actions. So no one can feel secure that loves God when our spiritual adultery says otherwise.

Surely God loves us, so that He has sacrificed His Son for each of us. Jesus was delivered to suffer the worst death to give us a chance to be forgiven for all our sins and all that was for His great love. All we can do to please the outpouring of love is to repent of our sins and make Jesus our Lord. God bless you.