BY RAY MILLER - RETIRED PASTOR
Salvation for everyone.
Luther said it: "Righteousness by faith." After years of study, suddenly he saw what he was looking for — righteousness by faith apart from the works of the law. While reading, he suddenly wrote "Faith Alone" in the margin of his Bible. It started a revolution and fragmented Christians and still does.
More discoveries were to come by others in science. The earth is round. Looking at the starts, this seams self-evident. See a drop of water become round. Columbus saw sails of ships revealing the curve of the earth. The next discovery was that the earth goes around the sun and not the opposite. Now we are learning the vastness of space. It is endless. Time is endless…
The angels tell us that there are other dimensions. Angels appear and disappear and go through walls. Jesus entered a room that was locked after the resurrection. Peter was rescued from locked jail cells. Angels have knowledge of the future.
Prophets have knowledge of the future. Jesus tells the Samaritan woman that the time is coming when God will be worshiped in truth and spirit regardless of location. Worship and truth includes everyone regardless of heritage, color, nationality or gender: "God so loved the world." This includes all.
One of my favorite stories is about our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico. She appears to a poor person with a message to a church official. The poor person is concerned that the official will not listen to him. The angel gives him some fresh flowers, out of season, to give to the official.
The end is coming when the wealthy will lose their wealth, and prisoners will be freed. We will all be freed from the troubles of this life. Come, Lord Jesus.