There are some clarifications that are essential in the writings of various authors if we want to be sure we are following the teachings of Jesus, whom so many believe is the Son of God. When we face Creator, how will we excuse ourselves if we chose to follow someone else, and ignored what Jesus taught?
Jesus said: You gain eternal life when you love God (the Father) with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself. (According to the Law) This is unconditional love residing in the heart of God's children. Luke 10:25-28.
Luke said: There is none other name (Jesus) under heaven whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12. If we follow the teachings of unconditional love that Jesus taught, then yes, we gain eternal life through Jesus' teachings. Luke 10:25-28.
Paul said: ...the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23. Jesus told us that we gain eternal life by having unconditional love in our hearts for God the Father, for ourselves, and for others as ourselves. Luke 10:25-28.
Jesus said (according to the biblical book of Revelation through John) ...and the dead were judged according to their works which were written in the books. Rev 20:12.
Paul said: You are saved by grace, not by works. Ephesians 2:8-9. Yet, in James 1:17 we read that faith without works is dead!
According to Jesus' teachings, out of a heart where unconditional love resides, abundant good works will be the fruit. If there is no fruit, we might as well count the tree as being dead. It will be hewn down and cast into the fire. Matthew 6:15-19.
I would rather follow Jesus! May the fruit of our lives be such that all will know that we follow Jesus' teachings and walk in warm loving companionship with our heavenly Father.
Blessings and warm thoughts.
Spiritual teachings of unconditional love leading to eternal life are taught in the book Red Hat Speaks by Dorothy K. Daigle. Red Hat Speaks can be ordered from any bookstore for $10.95. Let's not wait too long. When the time is up, the place of our eternal destiny will be sealed.
Dorothy was taught by Cherokee elder and wisdom keeper, John Red Hat Duke, for over ten years in Keetoowah Cherokee spiritual ways, in Eastern philosophy, and in Judaism. She was raised Christian so she has a good working knowledge of Christianity. She now follows no religion, but strives to walk the Red Road spiritual path according to Jesus' teachings.
She received her call from Creator in the fall of '92, and was then taught by the great prophet Elijah for four years. She was given four assurances by Creator when He called her. She was told that she was anointed by the Holy One of Israel, that she would be protected until this work was done, that Creator would go before her whenever He sent her somewhere, and that she did not have to prove herself to anyone. She is one of God's two witnesses.
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