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Higher Ground column

The Word speaks for itself

Higher Ground: Follow it and you’ll find inspiration and salvation.

“I am the way, the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me,” John 14:6.

These words were spoken by Jesus to Thomas and the other disciples. Like those disciples, we find ourselves lost in this hectic world. The good news is that, like them, if we know Jesus, we do fully know the way to eternal salvation.

In 2 Timothy, Paul warns of a time when some will have itching ears and will seek teachers who will tell them what they want to hear. This has been occurring since the time Paul wrote those words, but maybe never quite to the extent we see it today.

We see and hear of churches where the authority of Scripture is questioned, where it is said that the Old Testament is passé since it was written to an unenlightened audience. We see the law of the Old Testament totally disregarded; when, in fact, the need for the Gospel only comes to light when one realizes that the law has convicted them and the need for a savior becomes apparent.

Jesus is, was and will always be that Savior for those who call upon him.

My prayer is that all who read this belong to a fellowship of believers that is mission-driven and will inspire others to follow that same mission.  

That they believe that the Bible is not just some fancy prose written thousands of years ago, but rather is the “inspired word of God,” as real today as when it was written.

That we fully know the need for law and Gospel in our lives, as we truly are “saints and sinners” at the same time.

Wayne Knerr, 
Woodstown, N.J.

Knerr is the president of the South Jersey Chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Farmers.

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