Saturday, June 9, 2012

Are you Really Saved?

                What if you died today? Would you go to heaven or hell? Many people want to avoid the topic of death but it’s something we should think about on a daily basis. People die every day; many are sudden or unsuspected like a car accident. The fate of every man is death.

“Man’s fate is like that of the animals; the same fate
awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other.”

-Ecclesiastes 3:18-19

                Many people who are unbelievers think that if God is so merciful he would not condemn a man to hell. However, the bible states:

“For all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God;”

-Romans 3:23

“For the wages of sin is death…”

-Romans 6:23

“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable,
and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters,
and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which
burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

-Revelation 21:8

                However, you can escape this punishment only through God’s grace. He sent a savior, Jesus Christ, to pay for your sins. He was the final and most precious human sacrifice. To save humans, a human sacrifice had to be made so God sent his only son to suffer for us. But through his suffering we were offered peace and a way to God. Sin could no longer attack us but man loved his desires so we need to confess with our mouths that Christ is Lord and that we believe in him. 

“…the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

-Romans 6:23

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever
believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

-John 3:16

                The only way to receive this great Salvation is through Christ, not through any human or through any church. The church is just a place for fellowship and spiritual growth and guidance.

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is no other name under heaven given
among men, whereby we must be saved.”

-Acts 4:12

                You may think you are a good person but that does not mean you have received everlasting life in God’s kingdom.

“For by grace you are saved through faith; and not that of yourselves; it
is the gift of God; Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

-Ephesians 2:8-9

“He that believes on the Son shall have everlasting life; and he who doesn’t
believe shall not see life; but the wrath of God is over him.”

-John 3:36

                You must first repent of your sins.

“Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts:
and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him;
and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.”

-Isaiah 55:7

                Then you must confess with your mouth that you believe.

“If one confesses with his mouth that he believes in the Lord Jesus, and believes that
God raised him from the dead, he shall be saved.”

-Romans 10:9

                You must be willing to turn from your sin and accept God’s will for you.
                Have you confessed that Jesus is Christ? If not, I urge you to do it now. God is calling out to you and the time is near for his second coming. No one knows the exact time so be prepared!

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