Google+ 04/30/14 Let's Go Win the Battle Against the World!

1 John 5:5-6


And who can win this battle against the world?

Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God.

And Jesus Christ was revealed as God’s Son by his baptism in water

And by shedding his blood on the cross—not by water only, but by water and blood.

And the Spirit, who is truth, confirms it with his testimony.


So, there IS a battle against the world!   The Bible says so through John.  If we are going to win this battle, we must believe in Jesus Christ.  John tells us how we can believe.  Christ was revealed as God's Son in two ways.  It was not just through baptism, but also through the cross.   Remember that following baptism, the heavens opened up and God proclaimed that Jesus was His Son in whom He was well-pleased.  Also remember that on the cross, Jesus called out to His Father, pleading for our very souls.  Following these two events when Jesus ascended, God sent the Holy Spirit to confirm these facts.  Hence, there is no doubt that Jesus is the Son of God.  Before we jump to conclusions and say, "Well Dave, everyone knows that," we should really examine that statement.  The two largest religions (denominations) in the world don't know that or profess it.  One of those two, that label themselves as Christians, have their own Bible which is not the sixty-six book Bible that we read.  We get easily confused by things that "seem" to be okay, but really are not.  Let's go back to 1 John and make it simple.  Jesus is God's only Son that died for our sins.  He was confirmed as God's Son by water and blood.  Now, "Let's Go Win the Battle Against the World!"