“Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts upon them, may be compared to the wise man who built his house on the rock.” (Matthew 7:24, NASB)

Eyewitnesses Of His Majesty

The Apostle Peter tells us something extremely important about the historic orthodox Christian faith and about the real Jesus of actual history. In this time of Christian agnosticism growing through the neo-liberal cult of the Emergent Church and the Gnostic mysticism increasing through the contemplative mysticism of the Ecumenical Church of Deceit this information becomes all the more critical. In 2 Peter 1:16 Peter writes – “We did not follow cleverly invented stories.”

The Greek word here for stories is muthos “myths.” That’s why the English Standard Version is a bit more accurate when it says – For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. The truth is the Christian isn’t the one following blindly after mythology, it is actually the unbelieving skeptic who is doing so.

Now maybe these words from our Lord in the above verse will become even more alive for you. Another eyewitness, the Apostle Matthew, gives us the following quote from Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Undoubtedly our Lord is the wisest Person Who ever walked this earth; in fact, He is the very Creator of this planet! The Master Teacher says – “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock” – of Holy Scripture.

Verses 25 and 26 – “The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock” – on Christ, Who is God Himself. “But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand” – of so-called “scholarship,” and the mystic musings of men like Rob Bell and Erwin Raphael McManus and Emergent Guru Brian McLaren. And Christ Jesus tells us what will happen to all who those are on this broad road of trusting in themselves and in other men – “The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash” (v.27).

Friend, the question you need to ask yourself right now is: “What am I building the ‘house’ of my life upon?” Is it the rock solid truth of God’s eternal Word in the Bible? Or instead are you building your life-house upon the ever shifting sands of man’s opinions, which are here today and then gone tomorrow. You see Christianity didn’t originate in the fertile minds of some deceitful writers. No, the truth from history is that the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth was founded upon Him, and not simply upon His teachings as all other religious leaders such as the Buddha. Christ’s ultimate question is: “What say ye about Me?”

The Absolute Truth of Jesus Christ

The ancient Christian Church grew from a real Person; and from real events that actually happened in front of real people, with the chief event being Jesus predicting His Own death on the Cross and His assurance that He would then raise Himself from the dead (see–John 2:19). And this is what changed a timid band of uneducated fisherman, tax collectors and regular old everyday people into what the Jewish religious leaders in Thessalonica would call – These men who have turned the world upside down (Acts 17:6). That’s some kind of a change! And all of us who are Christians will testify to the truth of Christ’s Resurrection from the dead, to our own personal relationship with Him, and to His power to change men from within.

Please know that the Bible says of the historic Person Jesus Christ of Nazareth – Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved (Acts 4:12, KJV). The Emergent Church would do well to note this carefully! And if you have not surrendered your life to Christ as your Lord and Savior, then God’s verdict upon you is clear: “Guilty!” Holy Scripture, God’s eternal Word says – for all have sinned (Romans 3:23) and further – the wages of sin is death. However there is Good News – the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 6:23).

And the best news is what Jesus is saying to you – My sheep listen to My voice; I know them and they follow Me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of My hand. My Father, Who has given them to Me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of My Father’s hand (John 10:27-29). Listen; can you hear the Lord’s voice calling you today? Then won’t you come to Jesus? In the words of the great old hymn of the Church:

Time is now fleeting, the moments are passing,
Passing from you and from me;
Shadows are gathering, deathbeds are coming,
Coming for you and for me.

Come home, come home,
You who are weary, come home;
Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,
Calling, O sinner, come home!

O sinner, I beseech you, come home before it is too late…for it is written:

It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God (Hebrews 10:31, KJV)