Salvation is of the Jews

There are many different religions in the world, but Jesus said, "Salvation is of the Jews." (John 4:22). Why?
    It is an historical fact that the Jews were the only race of people in the ancient world who recognized that there is only one God. All other nations at that time were polytheistic. God separated the Jews to Himself for the purpose of birthing salvation for the entire world through them, so that mankind could ultimately come to the knowledge of the one true God and be reconciled to Him through the Messiah.
    Beginning at Genesis, the Old Testament chronicles the history of the Jewish people and the prophecies of the coming of the Messiah. The New Testament records the fulfillment of these prophecies. There are over three hundred Old Testament prophecies that have been fulfilled by Jesus. The numerical odds of Him fulfilling just a few of them is astronomical.
    There are many different religions in the world, but only one of them leads to salvation. By comparing the doctrines of these religions with Christianity, this becomes an obvious fact. Christianity is the only faith in the world where salvation is a free gift, based on faith in the death and the resurrection of the Messiah, Jesus. By contrast, the truth of God's Words shines out of the darkness like a diamond; for this faith called Christianity is not like any other, because it is really not a religion - it is a relationship with God. It is the diamond that is accessible to all who will receive it to hold and keep. It is the free gift of the immeasurable treasure of eternal life. No other religion guarantees it.
    Salvation is of the Jews - through Jesus, the Messiah and so is life, hope, joy and peace.
    "I am the way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except by Me. Come to Me all you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take My yoke and learn of Me, for I am meek and Humble of heart and you will find rest to your souls. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved." - Jesus (John 14:6, Matthew 11:28, 29, John 3:17).

Copyright 1994 by H.D.Shively

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