What Does True Commitment to Christ Look Like?
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Jesus Christ made a foundational statement for all mankind when He said in John 14:6: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
In that verse, He makes clear to all mankind what is even more clearly stated in Acts 4:12: “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
The only way to salvation is through Jesus Christ. That is the truth that is written in the only pure word of truth on earth today—and that is the Bible, the very Word of God.
If you believe in Jesus Christ, if you believe He is the Savior of mankind, and if you truly desire to heed Christ’s commands to “Follow Me”—as the apostles did throughout their lives—you must know the words Jesus said and do them. This is the commitment we must have to Christ.
Christ is the Way
Christ is “the Way” to the Kingdom of God and eternal life. He set the example for us to follow. Do you know and are you committed to following “the Way” He instructed—as the apostles and early New Testament Church did? Jesus’ followers were known for following “the Way” (Acts 9:2; Acts 19:9; Acts 19:23; Acts 22:4; Acts 24:14; Acts 24:22).
Christ says He is the truth and He says in Matthew 4:4: “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God’” (emphasis added throughout.) In John 6:63, Christ says: “It is the Spirit [which] gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.”
Jesus Christ is the Head of His Church—His Body (Colossians 1:18) and He commissioned His Church to teach them to “observe all things that I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:20).
Keeping the Commandments
The Church Christ started when He was on earth will be preaching the same truth that Jesus Christ and His apostles taught. His people will be following His example (1 Peter 2:21) and living the truth as it is stated in the Bible—the word of truth. It will be those who demonstrate their love for God by keeping His commandments and “doing” the truth who will enter His Kingdom and receive the gift of eternal life (John 3:21, James 1:22).
This is true commitment to Jesus Christ: following and doing His commandments.