Good Morning April 3

Many people claim to be Christian, and we will refer to people in the past, particularly our Founders, as being Christian, but is that really true? We always need to be clear in what we mean by being Christian. A follower of Jesus Christ is not a sufficient definition. That may simply mean that they like some of His teachings, and follow His moral precepts. The Apostle Paul wrote more clearly that, “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”(Romans 10:9) A Christian is one who knows their eternal salvation rests only in the one man who has broken the power of death for all time, and declares Him to be Lord of their life. It is only in this that we stand justified before God, and have the assurance of our eternal life with Him. It is in this that the great truth of the Gospel, the Good News of Jesus Christ rests. It is in this that we have cleansing from sin and freedom from guilt. A Christian knows that Jesus is no mere moral teacher among all the rest, but the unique and only Saviour of mankind.