TO WHOM SHALL WE GO?
We ended last time with this: The bottom line: Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God (John 6:67-69)
And now our titled question; To whom shall we go? for eternal life?
Not to the atheist who says, There is no God, therefore no hereafter. Or to the Humanist whose doctrine implies the same while giving materialism as the answer. But to both Paul says, If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable (1 Corinthians 15:19).
To whom shall we go? To the Methodist Discipline, the Baptist Manual, The Lutheran Catechism, the Catholic Catechism, The Episcopal Prayer Book, The Watchtower Society, The United Pentecostal Handbook, The Book of Mormon, Church of Christ doctrine, etc., etc.?
.Peter answers the question: thou [Jesus, the Christ] hast the words of eternal life. We would do no violence to the scriptures to add the word only to this statement: ONLY thou!
What are his exact words concerning this important subject? It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me (John 6:45). I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins (Read John 8:24-30). I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish (Luke 13:3). He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned (Mark 16:16). ... be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life (Revelation 2:10).
To whom shall we go? THOU hast the words of eternal life.
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