The God Blockers by Joe La Bianca
Many people and many organizations put up road blocks to Jesus with their lies. They say that you need to do this or that to draw near to God. These people block your way to God. They are God blockers. They want to control you, so they say you must do certain things to “really” be saved. They try to bind you to themselves. Never trust in man, a cult, the church, anything but Jesus!
There are lies everywhere. And there is only one way to not worry about them. There is a way to keep you safe from believing lies. This only way is the only truth. When you believe something so simple, it protects you from every falsehood. But you must never mix it with one single thing, or else you lose all. What I will tell you will keep you from falling for the lies of cults, legal churches, groups with hidden motives, and will also free you to be with God right where you are, with nothing further that you must do. Doesn’t that sound great? It sounds great because it’s true.
When someone tells you that you must do anything besides just believing in the cross to be saved, they are lying. Let me give you an equation that will keep you safe: faith in the cross, plus nothing, equals salvation. True, there are results of faith, so don’t stop reading because you do not understand me. Faith in the Savior gets us in. Then, and only then, will God work in us. But all we must worry about, now or ever, is just believing. All we ever have to be concerned with is believing in the cross. This will cause us to stand! If you do not hold to this, you will be putting yourself at risk of believing anyone who will lie to you. You will be open game for the story tellers.
If God placed His truth in this world, and I believe He did, either everyone is right, or only one is right. If everyone is right, then God is filled with contradictions. God is a person, a rock, a cow, an idea, everything. But if God makes sense, if He is not one big inconsistency, then we must look for the one answer. Choose which one makes most sense to you. I choose the cross because it eliminates everyone’s ideas. I don’t like all their ideas, all their rules, all their procedures and leaders. I like one leader. He is Jesus. I like one idea. It is the cross. If you do not hold to the cross you may join a group, a cult, or even a legalistic church, without the one thing needful. If you do believe only the gospel, you will never be deceived while you continue to believe.
Listen to how to be safe from deception. It’s easy. It’s just by faith, that’s all. People set up roadblock to Jesus; they say that you must be baptized by the right person to be a child of God. They say that you must receive the sacraments by the right person to be saved. They say you must confess sins to the right person to be saved. This adding to faith in Jesus, this adding of necessary people in order to get to God, these procedures in order to be saved is only disbelief in disguise. More than one church is doing this. Cults do it. Little chapels do it. Main line denominations do it. And it makes Jesus unhappy. He’s unhappy because He said “Come to me”, but people say we must first come to a procedure, or to some other person. They always put something or someone between you and God. Don’t fall for it, for if you do, you become one of them, one who puts up roadblocks.
They misuse the Bible to deceive. They even have extra books they follow, and try to get you to follow. They are expert debaters who twist the Scriptures to mislead. I can’t explain every lie, but I can tell you the truth. Get to know the truth so that the slightest lie will seem foreign to you. When the words they speak don’t agree with this truth, just disbelieve it for your own good.
The truth is this; Christ died for our sins and rose again. Just believing this gets you saved and keeps you saved. You become all that you need to be this way. When someone says you must do anything else to be saved or stay saved, they are road blockers. They are God Blockers! Don’t believe them.
Do you want to get in to an endless war of doctrines? Believe me when I say you need not. Be a child of God. Come away from the argument about God. Don’t partake! Rest in Jesus. Go to Jesus, for the way is clear. He is calling you. Don’t let the God Blockers stop you with their obstructions. Baptism is an obstruction when you think it is necessary for salvation. Communion is an obstruction when you believe in it as saving you.
Do you trust in baptism? Why? Baptism did not die for you. Baptism is not your savior. Do you trust in your church? Do you trust in your goodness? Do you trust in another Jesus? Do you trust in your ability to obey God? Or do you trust in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus for your sins? Pick one, not two or more. Pick one, for you must. I hope you pick the right one, the one that the God Blockers cannot influence: the Gospel!
The God Blockers by Joe La Bianca