Jesus invited people from all races and tribes to come to him for salvation because there is no salvation in anyone else. His God’s given assignment is to create and to give life. Jesus said, “I am the door; whoever enters through me will be saved, and he will go in and out and find pasturage. And I give them everlasting life, and they will by no means ever be destroyed, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.
(John 10:7-9,28, NWT)
However, some Modern Day religious leaders write and invite people to come to Jehovah’s Organization for salvation and they even Baptized new convert in the name of the Spirit Directed Organization. “The Watchtower Society says, “Come to Jehovah’s organization for salvation” – Watchtower 1981 Nov 15 p.212
These teachers are diverting the attention of the sheep to a man made printing corporations and from Jesus Christ. Their invitation is in direct conflicts with Jesus position and Office as the Chief Agent of Life. Their false and misleading teachings put heavy load on their followers with countless rules and regulations. Their religion organization can not lead anyone to salvation but to destruction. For example, frequent use of Jesus name in praise and worship is unwittingly forbidden. The Worship of Jesus and praying to Jesus is considered idolatry. One cult members told me that She would rather seek healing from traditional healers than for anyone to say In the Name of Jesus be healed. That was to the extent she had been brainwashed to hate Jesus. The organization is raising a group of anti-Christ.
The Watchtower Society discouraged their members from eating and drinking Jesus symbolic body and blood. Claiming that you have to be among the 144,000 heavenly hopeful before you can qualify to partake of the emblems. What a pity!
Jesus did not mention Heaven or Earth but obedience but everlasting life.
Another faulty reason was that you must be holy before you eat and drink Jesus symbolic body and blood. They have forgotten that Apostle Peter denied knowing Jesus after he had partook in the eating and drinking the blood of Jesus. This show perfection is not required. Jesus required obedience from all believers to partake in other to gain everlasting life.
One brother told me that only the foundation members are required to partake and that not all his seventy followers are qualify to partake. That was a faulty reasoning. Jesus required all his followers to partake but only the eleven disciples partook the Holy Communion because others deserted Him at hearing Him says, “unless you eat my flesh and drink my blood, you have no life”(John 6: 60-68)
To gain the full benefits of been a Christian, OBEDIENCE in the following areas is very important: Faith in the ransom sacrifice of Jesus, Baptism with Water and Baptism with Holy Spirit, Partaking in the symbolic flesh and blood of Jesus Christ. (John 3:3,5, John 6: 48-57).
Jesus invited people out of compassion for their welfare and salvation when he said,”Come to me, all YOU who are toiling and loaded down, and I will refresh YOU. Take my yoke upon YOU and learn from me, for I am mild-tempered and lowly in heart, and YOU will find refreshment for YOUR souls. For my yoke is kindly and my load is light.”(Matthew 11:28-30)
No religion on Earth can boast of giving anyone salvation because there is no salvation in anyone else, for there is not another name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must get saved.”(Acts 4:12) That was why Apostle Peter boldly told the Jewish religious leaders after healing a paralyzed man. “Let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead—by this name this man stands here before you in good health. … And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.” —Acts 4:10, 12, New American Standard Bible
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:12, 32 NIV)
Following a religion organization leads to darkness and falsehood because they disobey Jesus conditional instructions to eat his flesh and drink his blood as a condition for everlasting life. They reject the worship and praising of Jesus.
Jesus said again: “Most truly I say to YOU, I am the door of the sheep. All those that have come in place of me (false Teachers)are thieves and plunderers; but the sheep have not listened to them. I am the door; whoever enters through me will be saved, and he will go in and out and find pasturage. And I give them everlasting life, and they will by no means ever be destroyed, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. (John 10:7-9,28, NWT)
Thomas was a man of physical faith who believe what he sees. He wants Jesus to show him the way to salvation. Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6 KJV.
The implication of Jesus declaration that “I am the Way” that is there is no other way to salvation beside Jesus because his duty is to grant salvation to all believers. This declaration is consistent with all the prophets. (Isaiah 43:11 and Luke 2:11)
Again Jesus Declared “I am the Truth” this means that there is no other Truth beside Jesus. In his last prayers he beg his father to sanctify his believers by means of the truth because your WORD, Jesus is the Truth. Any religious organizations who nicknamed herself as the Truth is stealing the title that belong to Jesus. This amounted to impersonation of Jesus and his father. (John 10:7-9)
Jesus Declared, “I am LIFE”. This means Jesus is the source of life because he created everything both in Heaven and on Earth. Things visible and thing invisible. His duty is to create Life and to give you life. He is the agent of life. (Colossians 1:15-16)
This is consistent with all Scriptures. For example, John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him (Jesus) should not perish but have everlasting life”. (John 3:16, 1 John 5: 9-12 NKJV).
Therefore, anyone who fails to recognize Jesus as the only Way, as the Only Truth and as the only Life , does so at their own perils. It is just like a very hard working fellow who work hard in a corporation but failed to clock in before he start to work. At the end of the week, he will not get paid despite his activities. Similarly any person who fail to recognize Jesus position as the Life Giver and Mighty God will find themselves to blame. No wonder Jesus will declare them workers of lawlessness because they lack practical faith in Jesus. (Mathew 7:21-23)
Another fitting illustration is, if you’re a rich father who appointed your son as the Chief Executive officer and the President of your corporations. You gave him the power to hire and fire workers and to pay their wages and salaries. But certain few old workers refuse to recognize your son position and bypass him and comes to you for their salaries, if you’re the father, would you pay the salaries of those insubordinate workers? The answer is NO. Similarly regardless of how many hours of preaching activities one does without recognizing Jesus Position as a Life Giver who deserves our worship and honor and glory, the person mighty be working in vain.
Jesus is the only mediator between God and humans. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, a man, CHRIST JESUS (1 Timothy 2: 5,NWT
To him all the prophets bear witness, that everyone putting faith in him gets forgiveness of sins through his name.”(Acts 10:43, NWT). Despite all the evidences that Jesus is the only mediator between God and believers, some religious leaders are mis leading their followers that Jesus is not the mediator of everyone. But a mediator for few heavenly Hopeful.
Please read some examples of articles written by the Watchtower Society to elevate the Governing Body to a position of mediatorship.
However, the official doctrine of the Watchtower Society was that Jesus was mediator for the 144,000 alone. “So in this strict Biblical sense Jesus is the “mediator” only for anointed Christians.” Watchtower 1979 Apr 1 p.31
Rationalization on Mediatorship
Likewise, the Greater Moses, Jesus Christ, is not the Mediator between Jehovah God and all mankind. He is the Mediator between his heavenly Father, Jehovah God, and the nation of spiritual Israel, which is limited to only 144,000 members.”
Worldwide Security Under the “Prince of Peace” (1986) pp.10-11
They recognize that they are not spiritual Israelites in the new covenant mediated by Jesus Christ, nor part of the “chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation.”-1 Pet. 2:9. Yet they do benefit from the operation of the new covenant. They benefit from this just as, in ancient Israel, the “alien resident” benefited from residing in among the Israelites who were in the Law covenant.-Ex. 20:10; Lev. 19:10, 33, 34; Rev. 7:9-15. To keep in relationship with “our Savior, God,” the “great crowd” needs to remain united with the remnant of spiritual Israelites.” Watchtower 1979 Nov 15 p.27
“The terms of the Law covenant allowed for persons of all national backgrounds to come into membership of the congregation of Israel by accepting the true worship of Jehovah and becoming circumcised. The alien resident who had become a circumcised worshiper was bound to one law with the Israelites, that is, to obey all the terms of the Law covenant.” Insight on the Scriptures, Volume 1 p.72 Alien Resident
The underlying Watchtower reason for Jesus mediating only for the Anointed is that the New Covenant is said to only apply to the 144,000.
This doctrine elevate and placed the Governing Body as a mediator between rank and file of Jehovah’s Witnesses and Jesus, while Jesus mediate between God and Governing Body.
The fact is non of these Governing Body Members can die for anyone like Jesus.
Apostle John made it clear that God bear witness to Jesus as the only source of life. He said, “And this is the witness given, that God gave us everlasting life, and this life is in his Son. He that has the Son has this life; he that does not have the Son of God does not have this life. I write YOU these things that YOU may know that YOU have life everlasting, YOU who put YOUR faith in the name of the SON of God. (John 5: 1, 2,11-13,NWT)
Again, Everlasting Life is Conditional on obedience to partake the symbolic flesh and blood of Jesus. Accordingly Jesus said to them: “Most truly I say to YOU, Unless YOU eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, YOU have no life in yourselves. He that feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has everlasting life, and I shall resurrect him at the last day; for my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. He that feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood remains in union with me, and I in union with him. Just as the living Father sent me forth and I live because of the Father, he also that feeds on me, even that one will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven. It is not as when YOUR forefathers ate and yet died. He that feeds on this bread will live forever.”(John 6: 53-58, NWT)
Any person or religion that reject Jesus instructions as stated above can not be pleasing to him and you can not blame your religion for misleading you because God will hold you personally responsible for disobedience. You have an obligation to verify and corroborate any teaching that contradict the clear instruction from Jesus, who is the perfecta of your faith.(Hebrew 12:2) (I John 4:1, Deuteronomy 18:20-22)
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
Our God is a God of freedom. Satan and his cohorts are control freak and they are fearful of the Bible Truth. (2 Corinthians 3:17) (Roman 8:14-15)
And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so the Son of man must be lifted up, 15 that everyone believing in him may have everlasting life.
(John 3:14, Number 21:4-9, NWT. For this very reason also God exalted him to a superior position and kindly gave him the name that is above every [other] name, 10 so that in the name of Jesus every knee should bend of those in heaven and those on earth and those under the ground, 11 and every tongue should openly acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father(Philippians 2:9-11, Hebrew 1:6 NWT).
For example, if you have a corporation with many employees and at your old age you transfer all executive power to your son to hire and fire and to pay salaries and wages. But some of the employees come to you years later and demand for their monthly salaries, because they fail to recognize your son as the new Chief Executive Officer, would you pay them their salaries? NO! You would not because you have transfer all authority to your son.
Similarly, anyone who fail to have faith, and pray to Jesus and worship him in obedience Jehovah’s command in Hebrew 1:6 and Philipian 2: 9-11. will not gain everlasting life.
Then came to him the mother of Zebedee’s children with her sons,
XXx worshipping him, xxx and desiring a certain thing of him. And he said unto her, What wilt thou?
She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom. But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.
And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with:
Jesus has the authority to give everlasting life. You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. (John 17:2 NKJV)
Summary of why Jesus should Be Worshipped
Jesus is the name above all names – Acts 4:12; Philippians 2:9.
Jesus is the name we are to be “witnesses” of to all nations – Acts 1:8; 9:15.
Jesus is the name by which the Good News is to be proclaimed – Acts 4:18; 5:28; 8:12.
Jesus is the name we are to speak in the authority of – Acts 4:17; 9:27, 29.
Jesus is the name by which people are healed – Acts 3:6; 4:10; 9:34.
Jesus is the name by which baptism is performed – Acts 2:38; 8:16.
Jesus is the name we are to suffer for – Acts 5:41; 9:16; 15:26.
Jesus is the Creator of “all” things – John 1:3; Colossians 1:16.
Jesus is the “Mighty God” – compare Isaiah 9:6 with Isaiah 10:20.
Jesus is “My Lord and My God” – John 20:28.
Xxxx Jesus raised Himself from the dead – John 2:19-21; 10:17-18.
Jesus is the One we are to follow – John 10:27.
Jesus is the One who forgives sins – Acts 22:16; Mark 2:5-10; Acts 10:43.
Jesus is the One who gives eternal life – John 10:28; 17:2.
Jesus is the One to pray to and receive answers from – John 14:13-14; Acts 7:59; 2 Corinthians 12:8-9.
Jesus is to be honored the same as the Father – John 5:23.
Jesus is worshipped by humans – Matthew 2:11; 8:2; 9:18; 14:33; 15:25; 18:26; 28:9, 17.
Jesus is worshipped by angels and other heavenly beings – Hebrews 1:6; Revelation 5:11-14.
Xxxx Jesus raised Himself from the dead – John 2:19-21; 10:17-18.
So, Jesus is the Name to be praised, honored and worshipped!
Therefore, you must come to Jesus for Salvation.
How you may asked?
Praise and worship Jesus as it done by early Christians and the Angels. Hebrew 1:6
Obey his command to eat and drink his blood at memorial or Holy Communion
(John 6: 50-58)
Be baptized with Holy Spirit and be Born Again (John 3:3,6)
Pray to Jesus like Stephen and Apostle Paul (Act 7:55-59, 2 Corinthian 12: 7- 9)
Receive the Power From Holy Spirit to Preach the good-news, to cast out demons and to heal the sick in the Name of Jesus.( Luke 11:11-15, Mark 16:15,17-19)
Purge yourself of Judgmental doctrines and Love your neighbors your self.
Many organization disciples will think that I am crazy just as the Jewish leaders presume Jesus to be crazy in John 10:19-21.
The Bible is consistent from Genesis to Revelation that Jesus is the creator and life giver, a mediator, an agent of life, the true light, the power and wisdom of The Father.
The Word of God, the exact reflection of his father. Honoring Jesus means honoring his father. Not the other way round.
Therefore there was a division again among the Jews because of these sayings. And many of them said, “He has a demon and is mad. Why do you listen to Him?” Others said, “These are not the words of one who has a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?” (John 10:19-21 NKJV)
All believers must come to Jesus for Salvation and become Jesus Witnesses. Then Jesus will grant you power to become God’s Children, and a Joint heir in his Kingdom.
(John 1:12, I John 5:1 and Roman 8:14)
You must recognize that your salvation is a gift from Jesus based on your faith not based on work prescribed by an organization. Apostle Paul says, By this undeserved kindness, indeed, YOU have been saved through faith; and this not owing to YOU, it is God’s gift. No, it is not owing to works, in order that no man should have ground for boasting.(Ephesians 2:8-9, Isaiah 64: 6 NWT)
You must avoid uninspired Mind Control Publication origination from inspired errors that is at variance with the Bible. Bible is the only recommended Book for salvation. Uninspired publication can only mislead you because it will misdirect your faith to man’s religious institutions instead of putting your faith in Jesus and his father.( 2 Timothy 3:15-17, 1 John 4:1,6)