The True Family of Christ


 

For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother,” Matthew 12:50.

 

In John 7, the Scriptures make it clear that Jesus’ half  brothers did not believe He was the Messiah and even mocked Him.

 

I have three brothers whom I love very much. We ate Post Toasties from the same box, swam in the same swimming hole and shared our childhood in blissful innocence and ignorance. However, if one of my brothers came to the breakfast table and announced that he was God, I doubt I would have taken him seriously. If he began a campaign to tell the world that he was God, I would be the first one to sign, having him committed for psychiatric help.

 

Jesus’ mother perhaps was worried about His physical health. She and the brothers innocently came to remove Him from public shame and help Him recuperate. It was not until after Jesus’ resurrection and personal visit from the dead (1 Cor. 15) with the next brother in line, that James saw the Light and even became pastor of the church in Jerusalem. He introduced himself as Jesus’ servant.

 

How many grow up so close to the gospel they could touch it and never believe from the heart? That a mere man called Jesus could be God in the flesh, was the stumbling block to the Jews and foolishness to the Gentiles.

 

Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth” (1 Tim. 2:4).

 

For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (verse 5).

 

Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time” (verse 6).

 

 

If we obey the gospel, Jesus promised to manifest Himself to the repentant sinner.

 

 

JUST A THOUGHT – Truth will prevail when untruth will not prevail.

 

 

Robert A. Brock

 

 

 

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3 responses to “The True Family of Christ

  1. Great Job, Amen. Still waiting for the posts on the Holy Spirit. Love you Brother

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