As the people of God assemble today we are celebrating Reformation Day! On October 31, 1517 Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-five Theses to the Wittenberg Church door in Germany. What had been covered over by centuries of profitable and manipulative tradition, was exposed and the truth of God’s Word, the Gospel of salvation by grace (Eph.2:8), was made known. There is ONE Mediator between God and man, not a Mediator plus someone or some religious/ecclesiastical system (Heb.10:10). That Mediator, JESUS, alone was appointed by God to make atonement for the sins of men by His death. His atonement alone gives only Him authorization to be our Intercessor with God in our behalf. All persons (no matter race or creed) are to go directly to that Intercessor JESUS (Heb.7:25) and trust only in this Mediator alone. “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus (1Tim.2:5).
We have heard quite a lot from within Christian ranks that we should give special leeway for those of other religious viewpoints, yet ink is not wasted WHEN THE BIBLE SPEAKS of the necessity in honoring the Son of God–JESUS.
“that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.” (Jn.5:23, NKJV)
“For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus” (1Tim.2:5)
“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”(Jn.14:6)
“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)
“Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.”(Heb.7:25)