Loved ones, Jesus prayed to the Father, “I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do” (John 17:4). Jesus finished His redemptive work. Yet, people have devised doctrines that effectively deny this truth.
- Jesus came to fulfill the law and the prophets (Matthew 5:17). Yet some churches (like the Seventh-day Adventist Church) listen to Moses and the prophets for their faith practices instead of hearing Jesus. This is false (Matthew17:5; Hebrews 1:1-2).
- Jesus came to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10). Yet some churches (like the Baptist Church) reject His salvation by refusing the necessity of water baptism to be saved. This is false (Mark 16:16; 1 Peter 3:21).
- Jesus came to give His life for all sinners (1 Timothy 2:6). Yet some churches (i.e. Reformed Church) teach limited atonement (Christ’s death only reaches those God elected for eternal life). This is false (John 3:16; 1 John 4:14).
- Jesus came to preach the gospel of the kingdom (Matthew 4:23; Mark 1:14-15). Yet some churches teach Jesus was only teaching Jews how to be good Jews. This is false (Matthew 5:31-32; 9:35; 19:8-9; Luke 16:16).
- Jesus came to be a King (John 18:37). Yet many churches teach the premillennial doctrine that because the Jews rejected Jesus as their King, God withdrew the kingdom and substituted the church. They believe Jesus will return to earth in His kingdom in the future. This is false (Matthew 16:18-19; Mark 9:1; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; Colossians 1:13; 1 Corinthians 15:23-24).
One denies the truth that Jesus finished His work by accepting doctrines that contradict His work and word. Go back to the New Testament of Jesus, to a time before the doctrines and creeds of men corrupted the purposes and the gospel of Jesus Christ, and please God by remaining in its truth (Galatians 1:6-10). All Glory to the good God of heaven.