Just a chance …did Jesus die on the cross to buy a full and free salvation for those who believe or did his sacrifice only afford believers a chance to be saved?
Be convinced in your heart that you are a sinner and that the wage of your sins is death. Repent of your sins. Accept and confess Jesus Christ as your Lord and savior and you are saved.
At the time
of conversion all your sins are forgiven and your slate is wiped clean. It is up to the believer to live such a life as to maintain the salvation that has been freely given by the grace of God. As the believer lives the Christian life he should strive for holiness which is God’s standard of living for his people. If while striving for holiness there should be a moment of failure, the believer must repent quickly. The reason for this quick repentance is so that the believer can return to right standing with God and not be in danger of hell, bearing in mind that the Son of God can return to earth at any time or the believer could die in an unrepentant state. In either case the believer would be lost in hell for eternity.
This seems to be the most common consensus among Christians as to how Christianity works. Is this accurate?
I am of the view that the death of the son of God paid for more than just a chance for believers to be saved. Jesus destroyed the chance aspect and gave us His assurance.
The death of Jesus Christ brings to the believer the assurance of salvation because Jesus Christ is man enough and God enough to be the propitiation for our sins.
Most persons are afraid to even consider the view that once they are true believers in Jesus Christ they are saved for eternity and cannot be lost. This is seen by many as license to sin. This belief is not a license to sin but a confidence builder. It changes and purifies ones motive to serve the lord Jesus Christ. The man who holds to this belief now serves, not because he’s got to but because he gets to.
The word of God is clear that one is not saved by good works. Just to be clear, goods works does not contribute to man’s salvation either.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:8-10)
Doing something wrong does not make someone an unbeliever
Doing something wrong does not make someone an unbeliever. Even though many will fumble and stumble over these words, the truth of it is undeniable. Otherwise we would all be headed straight to hell no matter on which side of the debate we stand.
One thing is sure. The born-again believer hates sin and stives for perfection in one’s self.
Once you are born of God the things of God beckons to you at the heart level. Anything less than that which good in God’s sight will throw you off your flow. With that being said, the struggle to manifest the works of the Lord is real. What I find, is that people who are not secured in the fact that they are saved spend their time striving for salvation thus or serving God with the wrong motive.
Salvation belongs to God
……………….to be continued……………
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