How To Be Saved? Make Much Of Christ!
Since Jesus Christ rose from the dead and his disciples went forth spreading the Gospel, billions of human beings have identified as Christians, “a person who has received Christian baptism or is a believer in Christianity.”
Some questions concerning this group are; Does the preceding definition really define what a Christian is and if these “believers” are really disciples of the one True God, why have so many of them lived no differently and sometimes more immoral than the pagans they hoped would come to faith too?
The answer is there is a universal sin nature of all of humanity and the lack of true repentance and faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the Cross!
Romans 3:23 says “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”. This presents a problem that we can’t overcome on our own. Since God is Holy, He can not allow sin to enter his presence without righteous judgment being applied, thus condemning the sinful creature to hell for eternity.
The solution to remedy the sins committed against God, is Jesus Christ, the Son Of God, who voluntarily allowed his creation to nail him to a cross, shedding His blood, thus satisfying the requirement of the law. “And almost all things are cleansed with blood, according to the Law, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.” (Hebrews 9:22)
This single act is now displayed in the grace of God. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.” (Ephesians 2:8)
The aforementioned masses of pseudo “Christians” are really not Christians at all and will be rejected by our Holy God too. They have claimed an artificial faith hoping to avoid Hell but did not repent of their sins, make much of the finished work on the Cross, embrace Grace and lift Jesus high as Lord of all their lives.
When this is done, Jesus draws people to Himself, we are just the small lights on the journey to their eternal salvation.
Pray for the lost and if this has ministered to you, share the Gospel, and prepare to meet your maker all your life.
He is worthy of all our praise.