I have heard many say, “All I need is Jesus! No one and nothing else!”
But this is dangerous, though it seems pious.
If you only need Jesus, than you do not need God’s Mercy. For what will Mercy profit you if you have Jesus? He is enough for you! He is your Lord and Savior, not the Mercy of God, says you.
If you do not need God’s Mercy, than you do not need Redemption. For why need to be redeemed at all if you do not need Mercy? You are fine and well with Jesus and your good works prove it! Why, it would be foolish of you to cling to the Cross, for it is not profitable to you, says you.
If you do not need Redemption, than you do not need Jesus. Ah, but that is the irony, isn’t it? You accept only Jesus and so you lose Jesus! But how? Because He came to save you, yet you reject His Redemption, because you reject God’s Mercy, thinking you only need to acknowledge Jesus as Lord and Savior.
Even the demons acknowledge Jesus as their Lord and as Savior of the world, yet we all know they are in Hell. The Scriptures tell us this. But are the Scriptures corrupt? It is the Scriptures which tell us of Jesus, so if they are corrupt, why cling to Jesus? Would He not be a fraud? Again, the irony rears its head, yet you still say, “Only Jesus! I do not believe the lie you are telling me! Jesus is my God and Savior!” How do you know He will have mercy on you, if you reject Mercy for Jesus? He may spit you out of His mouth! So why cling? What chance do you have? If you wish to cling to anything, than cling to the Mercy of God! For it follows that from Mercy comes Redemption and Jesus Christ our Redeemer.