By: Robert Serreyn
Question? Sir, is that all we have to do to be saved is believe, in James 2:19 the devils also believe and tremble please explain?
(James 2:19) Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
YES!!!, all a person has to be saved is BELIEVE.
The word BELIEVE means to TRUST IN COMPLETELY ALONE, the only way a person can get saved is by trusting in completely alone in the Death, Burial, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, ANY WORKS that we TRY TO ADD to God’s gift of eternal life RENDERS IT VOID, Isaiah 64:6 states that our very best(righteousness) is filthy rags in God’s sight.
(Isaiah 64:6) But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
There are MANY that try to use this verse to make the claim that a person has to more than just believe to be saved because they say that the devils believed and they tremble because they are not saved.
Let me point out two things
1. There are MANY demons but there is ONLY one devil and that is Satan.
2. The reason they tremble is BECAUSE they believed to late, they believed AFTER they had been Judged by God.
The demons and Satan himself are angels, who by their OWN free will CHOSE to rebel and disobey God, so God had to place judgement upon them therefore they BELIEVE and KNOW that God WILL DO what he says ESPECIALLY in his word called the bible so therefore THEY tremble.
The Bible states in John 20:29:
(John 20:29) Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
To those of us WHO have Believed on the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal saviour – Acts 16:31, WE ARE BLESSED. ALL the angels good and bad(demons, satan) have been around thousands of years longer before God created mankind and have seen ALL of God’s creative work from the beginning. – Job 38:4-7
(Job 38:4) Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
(Job 38:5) Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?
(Job 38:6) Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;
(Job 38:7) When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons(angels) of God shouted for joy?
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.
A. Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
B. Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
C. 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