TBC Staff

     Fellowship with Jesus is the heart of Christianity. It’s not something merely imagined but is a reality. He literally indwells all who place their faith in Him as Lord and Savior (Col:1:27; Jn:14:20; 15:4). The relationship we have with Him is both subjective and objective. Our genuine personal experiences with Jesus are always in harmony with His objective Word (Is 8:20). His Spirit ministers His Word to us and that knowledge is the foundation for our fellowship with Him (Jn:8:31; Phil:3:8). Our love for Him is demonstrated by and increases through our obedience to what He commands; our trust in Him is strengthened through the knowledge of what He reveals about Himself (Jn:14:15; Phil:1:9). Jesus said, “Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice” (Jn:18:37). To whatever degree we believers entertain false beliefs about Jesus and His teachings, we undermine our vital relationship with Him. 

Nothing can be better on this earth than the joy of fellowship with Jesus and with those who know and are known by Him. On the other hand, nothing could be more tragic than the offering of one’s affections to another Jesus, the invention of men and demons. Our Lord prophesied that many would fall prey to that great delusion just prior to His return (Mt 24:23- 26). There will be many who, because of the alleged signs and wonders they perform in His name, will convince themselves that they know Jesus and are serving Him. To them He will speak these sobering words: “...I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” (Mt 7:23). Rather than being divisive, asking the question “Jesus who?” may be the most loving service one can perform these days. The answer has eternal consequences. 


T.A. McMahon, The Berean Call, February 1995

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