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I was recently watching a television show called “The Case for Christ”. It was about this gentleman who went from being an outspoken non-believer to accepting Jesus Christ as his Lord along with his wife who was someone who didn't know if it was true. He went to a meeting and this pastor laid out something’s that the Gentleman had never heard or considered before and this put him on a 2 year quest after which he accepted Jesus Christ as his savior.

The whole approach that he used was just looking at the four gospels. Now he says that the gospels had different facts for the same subjects which is true if you read for instance the accounts of the crucifixion you will get different facts from the different gospels. This is called narrative development. Luke gives one account of the birth of Jesus while Mathew gives a different account altogether. The two different accounts never contradict each other they are simply written from two different points of view bringing up different thing…

So I have Salvation Now What??

I would like to start looking at a scripture we looked at last week.

1 Timothy 2:3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

The last part of verse four says God wants us “to come unto the knowledge of the truth". So there must be a truth we can find or come unto. So then the question becomes where do we find this truth? It can’t be a relative thing. There is no truth that changes from one person to another. Truth cannot become a thing that changes. Truth is defined as:

1. thetrue or actual state of a matter: He tried to find out the truth. 2. conformity with fact or reality; verity: the truth of a statement. 3. a verified or indisputable fact, proposition, principle, or the like: mathematical truths. 4. the state or character of being true. 5. actuality or actual existence.

The Mediator

1Tim. 2:5 For [there is] one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Most of us have heard or come across this verse many times. I’d like to share with you what Strong’s says about the biblical usage of this word. The word is mediator. 1)one who intervenes between two, either in order to make or restore peace and friendship, or form a compact, or for ratifying a covenant 2)a medium of communication, arbitrator
Some have suggested it could be translated defense attorney. To mediate means: tosettle(disputes,strikes,etc.)asanintermediarybetween parties;reconcile.
Currently Jesus Christ is our mediator. If there is a dispute between God and us he is between God and us pleading our case. As far as it goes he is the best one to mediate between us and God because he has already paid the consequence of our failures. 
Those times we have not done as the word of God says we are suppose to do he is there for us.
We have a job in this regard as well.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore i…