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One Flock? - April 26, 2015

Acts 4:5-12
John 10:11-18

Taken together, today's passages from the Gospel of John and the Acts of the Apostles raise a question for me. In Acts, Peter ends his sermon before the Sanhedrin, the Jewish High Council, by claiming, "There is salvation in no one else" (he means Jesus) "for there is no other name under heaven given among mortals by which we must be saved." In the Gospel of John, Jesus states that he is the Good Shepherd and then says, "I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd."
There is salvation in no one but Jesus, and, Jesus has sheep who do not belong to this fold. The question these two verses raise for me is, "Can people from other faith traditions be saved without first converting to Christianity?"

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Where is Jesus Sending us Now? - April 12, 2015

John 20:19-25

Some of you knew Malcolm R, professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of Idaho who died about a year ago. Malcolm and his wife Carol were long time members of First Presbyterian Church here in Moscow. It might have been otherwise. Malcolm used to tell me how as a young, married couple, in another state (New Jersey, I think) they set out to find a church. The first one they tried was a Methodist Church, but when they got there the doors were locked. So they went down the street to the Presbyterian Church. They remained Presbyterian for the rest of their lives.
In our reading this morning from the Gospel of John, the risen Jesus appears to the disciples. They were meeting behind locked doors for fear of the religious leaders who had crucified Jesus.

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