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Claiming Jesus~

It is quite common today for a Christian to 'claim' Jesus as their own. Even in the Christian church there is some confusion as to just what it means to 'claim Jesus'. When a Christian 'claims' Jesus does it mean that they claim to love Jesus, as He loves them? Well, EVERY Christian claims that. Does it mean that they 'claim salvation by His blood'? Well, EVERY Christian claims that as well.' Does it mean that they 'claim the gospel of Christ as their own way to the Kingdom? Well, EVERY Christian claims that.

It seems that if you don't 'CLAIM' Christ as your personal savior then you (indeed) are not a Christian.

Most Christians believe that Jesus was the founder and is now the leader of the Christian church on earth, and is Himself a Christian. But if this is true then Jesus would of necessity have to 'claim' Himself as His OWN Savior; because everyone that is a Christian must 'claim' Jesus as their SAVIOR.

Most Christian denominations make the metphoric claim that the Woman of Revelation 12:1-2 is the Church; and this would make sense except for one 'minor' difficulty that is found in Rev. 12:5 - "And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron; and her child was caught up to God and to His throne."

You see, if this spiritual 'woman' is the church, then instead of Jesus giving birth to the church, the church would have given birth to Jesus, and THIS is completely impossible. It follows then that Jesus DID NOT establish the Christian Church on earth, any more than the church established Jesus on the earth. It seems logical that laying 'claim' to Jesus as a means of salvation and eternal life doesn't work.

So what does make salvation possible? HIS WORDS living in His followers.

 

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