However, a very real danger is that men in the pride of their hearts set
themselves up to be judges of what really belongs in Gods Word. Instead of
submitting to it the way God wants them to, they often decide what parts of
it are worthwhile, often ignoring the rest.
Miracles, the deity of Christ, and redemption through blood are all parts of
it that many people have, as it were, deleted from the Bible. But each of
these truths are so critically important that the way of salvation is
utterly lost without them.
Lets look at each of these three truths for a moment and consider why they
are so important to get right.
Miracles are supernatural occurrences that do not follow the normal course
of events. The existence of miracles proves the existence of God who cares
for mankind and is ready to act in this world. The grand miracle of the
Bible is the resurrection of Christ. In the normal course of events when a
man died he stayed that way. However when the Lord Jesus died he remained
dead in the grave for three days before by the power of God he rose again.
His resurrection means everything to the believer because as it says of the
Lord Jesus in Romans, Who was delivered for our offences and was raised
again for our justification. (Rom 4.25)
In his death he bare the punishment
for the sins of those who would trust in him. To show that those sins which
God placed on the Lord Jesus are gone forever, God raised him from the dead.
What is the living proof that believers are justified and cleared from all
their guilt? It is the Lord Jesus Christ risen from the dead. God now sees
every believer in him, and in some future moment all those who died in faith
will rise out of their graves in like manner to meet their Savior.
The salvation of every soul depends on their acceptance of this, the
greatest miracle of all, the resurrection of Christ, If thou shalt confess with
your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised him from
the dead thou shalt be saved. (Rom 10.9) If you have not yet believed on the
Lord Jesus and his resurrection from the dead wont you do so today. Dont let
anyone or anything talk you out of giving this precious truth the importance it