Jesus' Own Loved Ones Were Unsaved
By David J. Stewart
John 7:5, “For neither did his brethren believe in him.”
Everyone has a loved one who is unsaved, whether immediate family or someone dear. The Bible says that Jesus' very own half-brothers did not believe that He was the Christ, and they ridiculed Him (John 7:4). Jesus' own brethren put Him on trial, as does the wicked world... constantly challenging His deity with the question... IF THOU BE?
Matthew 4:3, “And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.”
Matthew 4:6, “And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.”
Matthew 27:40, “And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.”
Luke 4:3, “And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.”
Luke 4:9, “And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence.”
Luke 23:37, “And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.”
Luke 23:39, “And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.”
John 10:24, “Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.”
There is no “if” my friend. JESUS IS THE CHRIST, the SON OF GOD! Either you believe or you don't. It's the difference between Heaven or Hell. If you as an admitted guilty sinner personally believe upon the Lord for forgiveness of your sins; trusting that He is the Christ Who died, was buried, and rose again three days later for your justification, then you are saved. Jesus sacrificed His literal, physical, precious blood to pay for our sins (1st Peter 1:18-19; 1st John 1:7). Believe it and the work is done! John 6:29, “Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.” John 6:40, “And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.”
Do you believe on Jesus as the Christ? Are you relying upon His work of redemption to save you? The gospel plus your faith equals salvation (Hebrews 4:2). Tragically, Jesus' own brothers didn't believe and are burning in the fires of Hell this moment and forever. If you don't believe that Jesus is the Christ, then you will go to Hell...
John 8:23-24, “And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. 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.”
In response to the preceding statement by Jesus, the unbelieving Jews said...
John 8:25, “Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning.”
Do you know Who Jesus is my friend? ...
John 4:25-26, “The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.”
Jesus is the CHRIST, the only begotten SON OF GOD!
“In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
—2nd Thessalonians 1:8
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