“Whoever denies the Son, the same doesn’t have the Father. He who confesses the Son has the Father also.”
There are some who seem to want to believe in a God but do not want Christ. We like the security of knowing there is someone bigger and better than us who we believe will look after us no matter what, but we do not want to succumb to a Saviour and be beholden to Him. In other words, we make a God that suits our view point and emotional needs, but of course, it is just an idol and not real.
The God revealed in the Scripture is quite different from our viewpoints. He reveals Himself as a holy and upright God who is in charge of everything and has a sovereign dominion over all that transpires. He requires holiness from us, indeed we need righteousness and perfection to enter the kingdom of God and escape the consequences of our sin. We do not like this God. He is too demanding and His perfections do not attract us to Him because we are so sinful.
We are caught between our own delusions and the antagonism against the holy. We will never come to God, because our soul is dead in sin and cannot relate to this living and glorious God. Something has to happen, a miracle of grace, to resurrect our soul and give us desires after God. This involves seeing our sinfulness and facing up to it, bringing it to our Saviour Jesus Christ and bowing our knees to Him in thankfulness and faith. This is a complete heart change and only God can do this for us.
We can see that as we reject the Son, the Saviour Jesus, there is no recourse to the Father. Jesus is our mediator to bring us to God and to give us the necessary righteousness to cover our sinful self.
“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus…”
1 Timothy 2:5
Only through Christ can we know God, for of ourselves we dare not stand before Him without the covering of the shed blood of Christ. Only those who are in Christ are acceptable to God, for Jesus has died for all who are trusting in Him and what He did on the cross at Calvary. Those who believe and confess the Lord Jesus Christ are in the family of God and safely sheltering under the wings of their Saviour and Lord. Without Jesus we face the wrath of God against the folly of our sin and unbelief in the amazing provision of salvation for us.
Beloved, let us believe and be safe in Christ and that we might know the Father as a loving and protecting God from all judgment and fear.