“The Truth Will Set You Free”

Posted: July 3, 2021 in Uncategorized

Masters and slaves. Most people are repelled by this relationship. But not all those who were slaves had bad masters. In fact, some slaves appreciated and loved their kind, benevolent masters so much, that even when they were given the opportunity to be set free, they chose to remain as slaves and demonstrated their wishes by having their ears pierced (Exodus 21:1-6). [1]

Of course, there have been, and there will continue to be cruel taskmasters/employers who abuse their slaves/employees. If you’re a Christian, what thoughts do you have or should you have toward your employer or employees (See Ephesians 6:5-9)?

In the spiritual realm, do you feel powerless toward the devil’s temptations, or those that come from your own sinful nature, or from the present world system? [2] Would you like to be set free and enjoy God’s quality of life (John 10:10)? If so, let truth from God’s Word set you free.

(Please take/make time to look up the Bible verses to validate the truth in your own mind

and to be ready to give an answer to those who might ask you about the hope you have in Christ.)

While this is true –

“Sin will take you/me farther than we want to go.

Sin will keep you/me longer than we want to stay.

Sin will cost you/me more than we want to pay.”

This is also true –

Jesus came to take away our sins.

Jesus can keep us from falling into sin.

Jesus paid the debt we owed to God.

God the Father took our sins and placed them on His sinless Son,

and then placed Christ’s righteousness on believers.

Isaiah 53:6; 1 Peter 3:18; 1 Corinthians 15:3; 1 John 2:2

John 16:10; Romans 4:4, 23-25; 2 Corinthians 5:21

God has made it possible so that believers don’t have to keep on sinning.

Romans 6:1-14; Galatians 5:16; James 4:7; 1 John 2:1, 15-17; 4:4; Jude 1:24

God the Father was fully satisfied with the payment Christ made for our sins.

Romans 3:25; 4:25; 6:23; 1 John 2:2; 4:10; Matthew 3:17; 2 Peter 1:17; Isaiah 53:10

Merely knowing and believing the “facts of the Gospel,” that Christ died for our sins, was buried, and rose again bodily on the third day, won’t save you or anyone else. We must transfer our faith and trust from ourselves and our good works over to Christ alone if we are to be saved (Acts 16:31; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4).

Furthermore, we are not saved from eternal condemnation with the devil and his angels/demons in the lake of fire (Matthew 25:41, 46) by our good works, or by our faith plus our good works (Ephesians 2:8, 9; Titus 3:5). We are saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in the Christ of the Scriptures alone.

The Right Formula: Grace + Faith = Salvation + Works

The Wrong Formula: Grace + Faith + Works = Salvation

Please be honest with your answers. Are you absolutely sure that you will go to heaven the moment you die, or do you think that have to go to Purgatory (which isn’t found in the Bible) first because Christ’s payment for your sins wasn’t sufficient? If you’re not sure that you’re headed for heaven, would you like to be sure? Why should God let you into His heaven? If you believe you’re saved, is there anything you could do or fail to do that would cause you to lose your salvation? If so, what would it be?

We’re here to assist those who are teachable and willing to change (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17). We want you to have assurance of your salvation, and then grow spiritually, so you can serve God and others effectively, and reproduce yourself while you are here on earth.

If you have questions and/or comments we can be reached through our website: www.kelseypeach.com Please let us know if this has helped you, and SHARE this information with others. Together we can reach more people for Christ.

[1] “Get Your Ears Pierced?” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUzDHIRlMI8

[2] Three Spiritual Enemies: How To Overcome Them. https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2019/03/22/tested-and-tried-daily/

Note: Having your sins forgiven doesn’t automatically mean that you won’t have to suffer the natural consequences of your sinful behavior in this life. Also, Christians can die prematurely by committing “the sin unto death” (1 John 5:16). We have “potential years” and “actual years.”

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