By: Robert Serreyn
Question? Are Lutherns, Catholics, Church of Christ, & Methodist saved?
That DEPENDS on if those individuals in those churches have TRUSTED ALONE in theFinished Work(Death, Burial,Resurrection) of Christ on the cross as the COMPLETE PAYMENT for their sins or not.
Without going into great detail into everyone of those churches doctrinal teachings ALL those listed have a WORKS + Faith based salvation.
The GOSPEL is the MOST IMPORTANT doctrine in the entire bible, every other doctrine taught within its pages although crucial is SECONDARY to the Gospel.
If the Pastor, Religious Organization, or individual is giving out the WRONG GOSPEL nothing else matters, BECAUSE the Gospel message is the ONLY doctrine that DETERMINES the individuals final destination heaven or hell.
Lutherns, Catholics, and Church of Christ CLAIM that Water Baptism is part of an individuals salvation.(Baptismal Regeneration)
Methodist Claim you MUST have evidence of or outward proof of genuine faith (Lordship Salvation)
Baptismal Regeneration and Lordship Salvation are FALSE GOSPELS that add WORKS to the Gospel message and makes the Gospel NULL and VOID.
The Bible says in Romans 4:5, & Titus 3:5
(Romans 4:5) But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
(Titus 3:5) Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
(Ephesians 2:8,9) For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: (9) Not of works, lest any man should boast.
If the Individuals of the Luthern,Catholic, Church of Christ, & Methodist Churches BELIEVE the FALSE GOSPEL of their church of choice, then those individuals are NOT SAVED and will go to hell when they die.
(Matthew 7:13,14) Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: (14) Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
(Matthew 7:21-23) Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. (22) Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? (23) And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
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