Points and Jesus

The failure of this teaching in the gathering of the called-out assembled ones, The Church, is why many “professing believers” are simply “professing a belief” and have never experienced the regenerating, transforming power of salvation by grace through faith in JESUS.

There is no point system with God.

Being a good person – generosity, kindness, compassion, showing honor, dignity, and respect, saying prayers, reading sacred documents, fulfilling other ancient disciplines, etc. — will not earn you points of favor with the Lord our God, JESUS, King of the Universe, Creator of our souls.

Belief in a ”supreme being” called by many names in several world “religions” DOES NOT bring regeneration, redemption, or reconciliation with the Lord our God, JESUS, King of the Universe, Creator of our souls. There are no points for intellectual assent to a diety.

There is NO BOOK of secret revelations, mystic rituals, or self-help. THE Word of God, THE Bible, THE Word of Truth is the sole revelation of God Himself to humankind through JESUS and His only plan of redemption for fallen man. There are no points for devotion to a random volume of sacred law.

We are NOT able to, before God Almighty, improve our character and behavior in various ways, including acts of charity, moral living, and voluntary performance of civic duty. We DO NOT possess the ability to move from imperfection toward total perfection. Moral and spiritual perfection DOES NOT lie within men and women of their own volition.

JESUS scored the only point that can be scored for us. JESUS makes His Elect perfect through the redeeming and reconciling power of the Cross and the indwelling power of His Holy Spirit. JESUS is GOD ALMIGHTY, manifested as the Son who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of JESUS every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that JESUS Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Our character and our behavior are transformed by the person and the work of JESUS. As the Bride of Christ, our good works are merely an outpouring of our surrender, our allegiance, and our obedience to HIM.

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