By: Robert Serreyn
Question? If it doesn’t effect my salvation, why does it matter?
Answer: It surely DOES matter, regardless you think so or not!!!
This is the RESPONSE I get by those who REALLY do not want to be convicted by or want the truth of God’s Word.
This type of response is a COP OUT to the fact that this person DOES NOT want to take a stand on the Word of God BECAUSE it might “Cramp Their Style”, it also might be a response to the fact that TAKING A STAND on certain doctrines might make them VERY UNPOPULAR with their so called Christian friends, or the town where they live in.
The Apostle Paul ALWAYS admonished himself and us to SPEAK BOLDLY.
(Acts 9:27, 29) But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus. (29) And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the Grecians: but they went about to slay him.
(Acts 18:26) And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.
(Acts 19:8) And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.
(Ephesians 6:19, 20) And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, (20) For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
Satan would love nothing more than for the christian TO GET LAX and not take a stand on anything that would be considered divisive or argumentative in nature, but the Apostle Paul and the Word of God BOTH TELL US in Ephesians 6:20 “That therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak”.
To the person who uses the phrase “Well as long it doesn’t effect my salvation it should not matter” GETS A BIG PAT ON THE BACK by satan because that is EXACTLY what satan wants that person to think.
Satan whispers into that person’s ear “Don’t get to stickler on doctrine” or ” Don’t get argumentative or divisive, everybody has their own beliefs any way, it really dosen’t matter”,
OH BUT IT DOES, it might mean the difference between a FALSE DOCTRINE and or a FALSE GOSPEL that would damn a soul to hell forever.
NOTE: The SLIPPERY slope to FALSE DOCTRINE never occures “All At Once”, it starts with one little “It Doesn’t Matter Here”, “It Don’t Effect My Salvation There”, and before you know it you have a whole spider web of FALSE TEACHING that you have weaved.
SPEAK BOLDLY, do not be ashamed to TAKE A STAND on what you KNOW to be the truth of God’s Word, and don’t let yourself or others make lite of what the bible says EVEN if it seems to NOT effect yours or their salvation, BECAUSE it Really Does Matter!!!
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.
-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH