Malankara World

What Shall I Do To Be Saved?

By Rev. Dr. Curian Kaniyamparambil


Question 4. Why should one believe in Jesus Christ?

Nor there is salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. (Acts 4:12). There is much more than a single line answer for the above question. But let us be concise for the time being.

Question: 5. What is the uniqueness of Jesus Christ?

a) He is the Son of God.

References:
 

Matthew 2:15, 3:17, 4:3-7, 7:3
Luke 1:32, 35, 3:22, 4:3, 4:9, 4:34, 4:41
John 1:1, 3, 7, 34, 49, 3:16, 18, 35, 36, 3:23, 4:9, 10, 5:9, (5:22 -23, 37), 6:40, 6:69, 12:26, 13:3, 14:13, 15:23, 5:23, 16:27, 30, 17:1, 19:7,
Rom 1:19, 5:10, 8:3, 29, 32,
1 Cori 1:9
Gala 1:16, 4:4, 6
Colo 1:13
1 Thess 1:10
Hebrews 1:2, 5, 8, 3-6, 4:14, 5:5, 8, 6:6

b) His resurrection is the strength of Christianity (1 Cori 15:17). And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile: your are still in your sins."

c) He came to save the sinners. He is the only one who declared? I did not come to call the righteous, but the sinners to repentance? (Mark 2:17). (This is important because there are other people believed to be incarnate of God, who came to punish the sinners in other religions)

d) He is the only one who was sacrificed for the sins of the world, and for that he gave his life as a ransom for the salvation of many. (Mat 20:28)

e) Everyone before and after Him were born coincidently, that is not pre-planned. Every event related to Christ was prophesied by the prophets David, Isaiah, Micah, Hosea, Zechariah, Amos, Malachi, Jeremiah etc.

Below are a list of Old Testament prophets who prophesized about the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

PROPHESY VERSE
His coming Isa 2:2, 28:6, 32:1; 35:4, 42:6, 49:1, 55:4, Micah 4:1, Zech 3:8
About the time of coming Mala 3:1
The forerunner, who prepares the way. (John, the Baptist.) Isa 40:3, Mala 3:1, 4:5
Place of birth Isa 40:3 Mala 3:1
About the scholar?s arrival Isa 60:3, Mala 3:1, 4:5
The journey to Egypt Hosa 11:1
Child Homicide Jeremiah 31:15
The Miracles Isa 35:5, 6, 42:7, 53:4
The Church cleaning Psalms 69:9
The Entry to Jerusalem Psalms 8:12, 118:25, Zech 9:9
The friend will cheat Zech 13:7
For 30 silver coins Zech 11:12
Jude's end Psalms 55:15, 23, 109: 13
The tiller of soil (Potter's field) Zach 13:15
His silence Psalms 38:13, Esa 53:7
The ridicule of the Jews Psalms 35:15, 21, Esa 53:7
The crucifixion Psalms 22;14, 17
The sour juice Psalms 69:21
Prayer of the Jews Psalms 109:4
The suffering at Cross Psalms 22:1, 31:5
Will be with convicted Isa 53:9, 12
The changes in the nature Amos 5:20
His robes were shared Psalms 22;18
His bones will not be broken Psalms 34:20
The piercing Psalms 22:16 Zech 12:10
The resurrection Psalms 16:10, 30:3, 41:10, 118:17, Hosa 6:2
The Heavenly ascend Psalms 16:11, 24:7, 68:18, 110:1, 111:19

f) He is the only one who said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6)

g) He is the only one who said that he is sinless even in front of the enemies.

h) He is the only one who promised His presence till the end of the world. (Mat 28:20)

i) He is the only one who said that He will die, resurrect, and come back a second time.

TOC Section 1 (Q 1-26) | Section 2 (Q 27-56) | Section 3 (Q 57-81) | Section 4 (Q 82-115) | Section 5 (Q 116-135) | Previous Chapter | Next Chapter

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