A Sacred Mountain


In China there is a sacred mountain called Taishan. For many years pilgrims would climb its 7,000 steps to the top. First, they would pass through the "middle gate," then through "heaven’s southern gate," until they reached one of the most beautiful buildings in all of China. It was called "The Temple of Azure Cloud." Here the people would offer sacrifices, hoping they would reach God. But alas! The people were no nearer God than when they took their first step!

Man tries to reach God by climbing UP, but the message of Christianity is that God came DOWN in the person of His Son, the Lord Jesus, to save us from our sins.

God is far beyond the highest mountain top, too far away for sinful man to reach so only God Himself could span the great gulf between us. By the great miracle of the birth of the Lord Jesus He became a man and died on the cross of Calvary for us. We cannot climb to God, but He can come to us!

"Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners" (1 Timothy 1:15).

"If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart, that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be SAVED" (Romans. 10:9)

Do not keep trying to reach God in your own way, for it will lead you nowhere. In faith take that step and receive Jesus into your heart by faith.

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