By: Robert Serreyn
Question? Is it possible for a person who claims to be a christian to have no evidence of faith?
When a person trust Christ ALONE as saviour, they are saved ETERNALLY, apart from ANY WORKS, It is NOT what we have done that saves us, BUT what Christ HAS DONE for us. – Romans 4:5
Romans 4:5 plainly states… “But to him that WORKETH NOT, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is COUNTED for righteousness.”
God does not become unfaithful to his promise of everlasting life just because we become unfaithful to him.
God ONLY offers ONE KIND of salvation and that is ETERNAL LIFE – John 3:16
(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.
God DOES NOT place conditions on salvation, like some try to teach, The FALSE DOCTRINE of Lordship Salvation amongst many others teach this poisionous doctrine that a person in order to be considered genuinely saved must have evidence (fruit) of faith, NOTHING could be further from the truth.
Romans 11:29 is a verse that is usually not refereed to or connected with salvation, BUT it should be for it speaks of God’s gifts being without repentance, and since salvation according to Ephesians 2:8,9 is call a GIFT then Romans 11:29 is applicable.
(Ephesians 2:8,9) (8) 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.
(Romans 11:29) For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
The word repentance in Romans 11:29 is the greek word “AMETAMELETOS” and it means IRREVOCABLE, Therefore God’s GIFT of salvation CANNOT be UNDONE, and it is UNALTERABLE (Webster New World Dictionary – 3rd college edition – 1994).
The Bible is filled with many examples of believers who sinned horribly. and some you WOULD NOT have known they were saved by their manner of life
Lot lived in Sodom and Gomorrah, tolerated homosexuality, had sex with his daughters ect
Noah was a drunkard.
Samson was a whoremonger.
David was an adulterer and murderer.
Rahab was a prostitute.
Isaiah had a dirty mouth.
Jonah ran from God.
Peter denied and cursed the name of Jesus.
Ananias and Sapphira stole from the church.
The church at Corinth had a serious problem with church members committing fornication, fighting against each other and even showing up drunk at the Lord’s Supper.
THANK GOD that our salvation is NOT dependent on us, but we are kep saved by the POWER OF GOD – 1 Peter 1:5
(1 Peter 1:5) Who are kept by the POWER of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
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