Tuesday, September 29, 2020

There Is No “And” In God's Plan Of Salvation

John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Acts 16:30-31, “And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”

Repeatedly in the Scriptures we are taught simply to BELIEVE on the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved. There is no mention of “repenting of sins or turning away from past sinful ways to be saved. These are manmade additions to the Gospel of free grace! When any man comes along preaching that you must trust Jesus as your Savior, but then he says AND”—adding: surrendering to Christ as “Lord,“” turning from your sins, confessing Christ publicly, get water baptized, count the cost, run the race, pay the price, invite Jesus into your heart, invite Christ into your life, follow Jesus, make a commitment to Christ, or any other junk theology—he has been inspired by demons!

There is only ONLY THING that determines salvation! We are saved BY FAITH alone, nothing else. Many preachers present a laundry list of requirements to be saved, but the Bible simply says to believe on the name of Jesus. You do have to know that you are a guilty sinner (Romans 3:19). You do have to know that Jesus is the Christ, the only begotten Son of God (John 20:31). You do need to know that Jesus died on the cross to pay for your sins, and that He was buried, and three days later Christ resurrected from the dead (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). But to be saved, you only need to do ONE THING, which is to “BELIEVE” the truth of the Gospel that I just shared with you. 
“Many people are finding the broad way, because they listen to the wrong message. There is few that find the truth. And what's the difference between true Christianity, and all the religions of the world? If it's by Christ alone, it's GRACE. If you have anything to do with it, it's WORKS. And God says, 'For by Grace (Christ) are ye saved, and that not of yourselves (that would be works), it is the gift of God (not of works), lest any man should boast. So any person who depends upon themselves, can always lose their salvation. Check it out! Anybody who teaches you can lose it, it's because their salvation depends their works. That's them! That's works! If I depend upon Him, that's grace! I'm saved by grace, Christ. You don't earn it! You don't work for it. 'For by grace are ye saved through faith, that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast.' Salvation is the gift of God!” —Pastor Ralph "Yankee" Arnold, a quote from the sermon titled: “The Damnable Doctrine Of The Devil

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