By Stewart Topping
Yesterday I watched the movie’s Exodus and Noah. I was told they were Biblical movies. That was far from the truth, they did not
reflect the story of Moses nor Noah as the bible tells it. It’s similar to the problem we now have in our society today. Christians are told what to believe from people who do not know the word of God because they are not students of the Bible (word) or they would understand the problem with the Christian message being delivered.
2Ti 2:15-16 Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needed not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth, But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
The Movie Exodus and Noah are to distract the Christian Community to be in self mode not being led by God’s Holy Spirit. Some people today believe Gods wants us to do it ourselves and that is satan’s lie. It did show how man has messed up the world and blamed God for not fixing it. It watered down Gods love and plan of redemption from Egypt. This story is similar, a type and shadow, of the plan of our salvation which also has been distorted. We have been delivered from slavery from the flesh caused by the fall of Adam by him choosing the wrong tree to eat from.
Today there are thousands of denominations of Christian church’s that confuse the simple gospel of salvation. You do not have to work for your salvation; God has a gift for you that is free, the price has already been paid.
Eph 2:7-9 that in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
We need to understand that God has a plan called redemption to set us free. For you and I are free because Jesus paid the price to buy us out of slavery. Our freedom only requirement is to belief (faith) in Jesus. There is no work required. It has been done, just believe it. He allowed us to receive the Holy Spirit, God’s nature, to help and guide us through life.
God loves us so much that He provided a way out of slavery. Slavery is putting trust in ourselves and not expecting God to do anything, and only wanting Him to clean up the mess. Adam fell for satan’s lies in the garden, why should we continue to believe him now.
There were two trees in the garden? One is God’s way, the tree of life; the other is satan’s way, the tree of good and evil. Today Jesus is our tree of life. We must overcome self to receive Jesus
Rev_2:7 he that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the churches; to him that overcomes will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
Matt 16:24 then said Jesus unto his disciples, if any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
The message is simple but you must deny your flesh to accept Jesus who died on the cross and receive the power of the Holy Spirit for a new life, one with God. One very important point, your salvation has already been paid for over 2000 years ago.
You only have to believe in what Jesus has done not in what you can do for your salvation.
1 Cor. 15:1-4