Are You Saved
It won’t be long, friends, and the Lord Jesus Christ will come in the clouds, and call the Body of Christ (church), of this dispensation, home with him. He will call us all by name. (1 Corinthians 15:51-57) (1 Thessalonians 4;13-18) (John 10:1-3)
If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ, as your personal Saviour, I urge you to have repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ!
Acts 20:21(KJB) Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
Water baptism, church membership, giving to the Lord’s work, turning from sin, praying a prayer, nor anything else, that we do, has anything to do with salvation. Salvation comes by grace through faith (Ephesians 1:12-14, 2:8-9) (Acts 16:29-31) . Christ finished work, his death, burial, and resurrection is sufficient to save a person!!
A person must believe that he is a sinner (Romans 3:23, 5:12), and is under the condemnation and wrath of God, They must see that they can not save themselves, that Christ is the only way(John 14:6)
Salvation is a very personal experience, and nobody else can believe the gospel (1 Corinthians 15:1-4) for you! It must be you who believes for yourself! Now, it is one thing to believe the historical event, but it is another to believe that Christ’s death, burial and resurrection was done for you, personally.
Romans 3:23 says “For ALL HAVE SINNED, and come short of the glory of God. So, it does not matter who you are, your social status does not matter, the amount of possessions you have does not matter. The fact of the matter is WE ARE ALL SINNERS!! We all continue to fall short of the glory of God. There are many sins in this world, but there is ONLY ONE SIN that will send a person to hell, and that is the sin of UNBELIEF ON CHRIST!!
There are two types of sinners in this world, they are a LOST SINNER and a SAVED SINNER. The difference is that a SAVED SINNER’S SINS ARE ALL (past, present and future sins) COVERED UNDER THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST, but does that give us a “free ticket to sin and live our lives the way we want to? BY NO MEANS!!
If you are lost and do not know Christ as your Saviour, RIGHT NOW, have repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ, for your salvation!! YOUR NEXT BREATH IS NO GUARANTEE!!! Without Christ, you will die in your sins, and wake up in Hell, with no opportunity to change your mind about Christ ever again!!
Once a person is saved, they are sealed by the Holy Spirit, unto the day of redemption (rapture) (Ephesians 4:30). There is nothing or nobody that can take a person’s salvation from them. With that said, that also, does not give us a free ticket to live our lives the way we want to. We are NEW CREATURES IN CHRIST (2 Corinthians 5:17) and should walk in newness of life (Romans 6:1-4)