always and always

June 2, 2016

thinking over feeling

“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.” Acts 16:31

A Christian is not somebody who merely believes that Christ died for his sins. The devil believes that. A Christian is somebody who has repented of his sins and invited Christ into his heart to be his Savior and Lord.

You can intellectually believe that an airplane can fly, but in order to fly you must try out its wings. In the same way, when you give your heart to Jesus Christ, He takes control of your life and begins to make you into the person He wants you to be.

Your life doesn’t have to be absolutely perfect for you to go to heaven. At the moment you trust Christ as your personal Savior, you are eternally saved, eternally secure, and God begins to work on you.

 

Yes, I believe in the eternal security of the believer, once saved always saved. However, let me clarify a few things; one, there is some bad theology about this doctrine that has hurt both sides, two; the testimony of many Christians has been hurt by those that say they are saved, yet live like hell. Three, I’m not sure the 80/20 rule works here, but let’s just say that many who say they are saved are not, some are sincerely deceived, others are purposively deceiving. This topic could cover millions of pages and indeed it already has. But theologically having been on both sides of the fence, let’s not short change God and his marvelous keeping power.

 

In simplistic terms, it comes down to either God saved you or you saved yourself.

 

God bless from scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

 

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