...rightly dividing the word of truth~2 Timothy 2:15
The Gospel of Our Salvation:
You are the sinner, bound for eternal Hell. Christ is the Saviour. You are saved ONLY when you trust His finished Work on the Cross...His death, burial, and resurrection, from which He done on your behalf, for the death penalty of ALL your past, present, and future, sins.
Salvation is just simply trusting in the death, burial, and resurrection, of Jesus Christ our Lord. No demands are put on you, to be saved. No demands are put on you, after you are saved. Salvation is nothing more than trusting our Saviour Jesus Christ, and what He has done on our behalf.
1Corinthians 15:1-4 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
"The Preaching of the Cross"
Living in doubt of your salvation? Not sure you have trusted enough?
Either you have trusted what Christ has done for you on the Cross, or you haven't.
2Corinthians 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
"The Missing Cross"
Ephesians 2:8,9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
"The Ineffectual Cross "
How do we have peace with God?
Romans? 5:1 (KJV) Therefore being justified by FAITH, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Do you see any works, or fruits, that one must "do", before or after being justified by FAITH, in the above verse??
What you "do', once you are saved, is to show all your love and devotion to Christ, for what He done on your behalf. You are not "commanded" to do anything. You believe, put your faith in, and trust in the finished, subsitutionary work of our Saviour, done on your behalf on Calvary's Cross.
Living According to Grace:
"Standing fast in our freedom...Galatians 5:1...Our? "liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free".
- we have the liberty to do right, just as, the liberty to do wrong....either way, we are saved by Grace...even when we do wrong, because we are freed from the law.
- which way do you suppose God would want us to live? To do wrong, to satisfy self, or to glorify Him?
How better could God do to measure our true love and devotion to Him, then to turn us lose to satisfy ourselves?"
He is a "discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart" Hebrews 4:12
Quote by Pastor Terence D. McLean
Discerning The Times Publishing
God is not holding homosexuality against you, today, if you are gay! God is not holding any sin against anyone, whether one is gay or straight. Christ paid for ALL sin, on the Cross, on your behalf. God will never charge another sin against you. Believe this, trust Christ for what He has done for you, and you are saved forever.
Don't believe me? Look up the following verses, and please get yourself a King James version of the bible.
1 Corinthians 15:1-4 - this is how you are saved.
2 Corinthians 5:19 - God is not imputing (charging sin) against you
Ephesians 2: 8-9 - salvation is a gift
What is repentance?
First, what repentance is NOT. Repentance is not "turning from sin", or "turn or? burn", or "repent of your sins".
Here are 7 verses of scripture that shows that to "repent" means one thing, and to "turn" means another thing: Exodus 13:17, Exodus 32:12, Jeremiah 4:28, Jeremiah 31:19, Ezekiel 14:6, Ezekiel 18:30, Jonah 3:9
So, what does it mean to "repent"?
It means that you? acknowledge that you are lost, your are a sinner, and now you want to be saved for all eternity, and have the eternal security that goes with it. You want to be saved. You want to be right with God.
Then, once you have repented, you then trust, believe, put your faith in, what Christ has already done for you on Calvary's Cross. Christ shed His blood for ALL your sin, past, present, and future sins. He took care of it all. You are forgiven of ALL sin, and all you have to do is believe, and thou shalt be saved!
You want to know where to go in the bible for salvation. 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, is where to go.
Notice verse 2, "By which also ye are saved..." There, this is what you want to know, and where to go, if you are looking to be saved!
John 3:16 foretells of God's plan for our salvation - 1 Corinthians 15:1-4
John 3:16 (KJV) For God so loved the world, (His "creation" - i was told many times to put my name here - which is a lie!)
that he gave his only begotten Son (God would send forth His plan to have His Son die on a Cross and shed His Blood, for our sins, be buried, and would rise again, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 - by which we are saved)
(when was Christ "begotten"? Christ was "begotten" on the Cross - Psalm 2:6,70 Acts 13:33)
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
At the time Christ spoke John 3:16, salvation was only for the Jews, John 4:22, under a performance, conditional, program, John 5:29.
Are you Jewish, in biblical times, or are you under a performance, conditional, salvation, today??
Ephesians 2:8-9 (KJV)
8. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9. Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Colossians 2:13b (KJV)"...having forgiven you all trespasses;"
2 Corinthians 5:18-19 (KJV)
18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
19. To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
Ephesians 1:13 (KJV)
13. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Colossians 2:6-10 (KJV)
6. As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:
7. Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
8. Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
9. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
10. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
Before i leave, i'll leave you with this one thought, in case a homosexual stops by:
There's something in common between the Gay "Christian" and the Christian who is Gay (like me), and the Gay, who wants nothing to do with God, at all.
ALL sins of ALL people have been taken care of on the Cross. Jesus paid it all, for ALL!
The question is, are YOU (meaning all who read this) going to believe and trust Christ for what He has done on your behalf?
If your answer is "yes", your going to heaven. If "no" your going to...Hell ;(