Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. (2) For since the message declared by angels proved to be reliable, and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution, (3) how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard, (4) while God also bore witness by signs and wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will. – Hebrews 2:1-4
Christ is the only name given among men whereby we must be saved. There is no escaping the wrath of God apart from Christ. While the church is “not of those who draw back,” it is important for the family of God to uphold one another in the true Gospel, warning brothers and sisters of pitfalls while restoring those who fall into the ditches of life. As we love one another in the Lord, proclaiming the true Gospel of God’s Sovereign Grace in Christ, the church is edified and God is glorified.
Jason K. Boothe serves as Pastor at Horizons Baptist Church of Piketon, Ohio. For more information concerning the Gospel, please visit our website: www.horizonsbaptist.org.