“So Great Salvation” Part 2

Posted: December 4, 2014 in Christianity, Decision Making, Gospel, Hell, Salvation, Security

How shall we escape [the lake of fire], if we neglect so great salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that hear him?” – Hebrews 2:3 KJV

One of the greatest themes that challenges the mind of man is salvation. It is not a trivial subject; it is a matter of life and death. Many pastors and authors have attempted to expound on it. Yet how difficult it is to comprehend God’s grace that forgives all our sins every day and night, without preconditions, without works.

Scholar and theologian Charles Ryrie [has written] on the subject of salvation and with humility and compassion. He brings clarity where there is confusion. While he quotes carefully and accurately from a wide range of authors, his final authority is the Word of God.

The gospel is the good news of the grace of God to give forgiveness and eternal life. [His book] So Great Salvation shows us that we can be confident of our salvation, certain we are forgiven by God, and sure we are destined for heaven.” – Taken from back cover of So Great Salvation*

Confusion. In this day and age there are so many confusing voices telling people how they can be saved and get to heaven. Believe it or not, there are “preachers” who don’t believe in a literal, eternal hell where unbelievers will suffer forever (Matthew 25:30, 41, 46). Some of them believe that everyone will eventually be saved and go to heaven, including the devil and demons. Others believe in reincarnation or in second chances after people die (Hebrews 9:27). What is the only requirement for a person to be saved (Acts 16:31)? Do you know how many times the Apostle John uses this word in his gospel? What did the Apostle Paul mean when he wrote “unless you believed in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:2)?

Lordship. Do you know what “Lordship Salvation” is? Why does it appeal to so many people (Matthew 7:21-23; Ephesians 2:9)? Do you know what their conditions for salvation are?** Is it any wonder that those who believe that way often are confused, frustrated, and can never have real assurance of salvation as God wants true believers to have (1 John 5:13)? Believe me, I used to be that way myself.

Clear Gospel. We don’t want anyone to be confused about their eternal destiny. Ron Shea (theologian and lawyer) has written an excellent booklet entitled “The Gospel.”*** Please read it carefully. Don’t delay. “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth” (Proverbs 27:1). “For what is your life? Is is even a vapor that appears for a little tie and then vanishes away” (James 4:14). “…make your call and election sure” (2 Peter 1:10). Once you’ve read it you have a choice to make. It’s the most important decision you can ever make in life.

Choice. You can choose to believe on Christ alone as your personal Savior or you may refuse His offer of eternal life. But beware of the serious consequences of rejecting Him (John 3:18, 36). God’s command is: Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and your will be saved” (Acts 16:31). Why should we do this? Because Christ died for our sins…and rose again [bodily] on the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:3, 4).

Help. If you need spiritual help, call us at 805-238-3549 or visit our website at www.kelseypeach.com. If this article has helped you, share it with others. To receive future articles as they come out, click on “Follow.”

*So Great Salvationhttp://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=so+great+salvatin+ryrie

**Lordship Salvation’s requirements for salvation

http://www.middletownbiblechurch.org/salvatio/lordshrq.pdf

***The Gospel in 30 languages. www.cleargospel.org

http://www.cleargospel.org/wp-content/uploads/English-Display-Pkg-2014.pdf

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