By: Robert Serreyn
Question? Sir, I just got saved, when I witness, people laugh, Why?
First, CONGRATULATIONS on getting saved, that is AWESOME!!!
The Bible gives us the 100 % ASSURANCE that those of us that have placed our trust in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation that we will NEVER go to hell, Consider the following verse below…
John 10:28 And I give unto them eternal life, and they shall never perish (go to hell), neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
This verse GIVES US what is called a DOUBLE NEGATIVE as far as going to hell or Losing one’s salvation.
TAKE NOTE: Of the words SHALL NEVER and NEITHER SHALL. These words in the greek carry the meaning of WILL NOT, and CAN NOT. Also, the word MAN is “Italicized” meaning that it was not in the original manuscripts BUT SUPPLIED by the translators to help give a better understanding of the verse but in this case, it only added confusion.
NOTE: In the KJV whenever you see a word that is ITALICIZED try reading the verse WITHOUT that word to see if it makes the verse MORE CLEAR if not then read it with the
Now to answer your question.
The First thing you must realize that MOST PEOPLE DO NOT know that they are NOT GOING to heaven, they think that God will let them in because they have done more good works than bad, these same people think that God has a scale type system and they are HOPING that their good outweighs their bad. Take a look at Matthew 7;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?
The Second thing you must realize Satan has BLINDED most people to the Gospel. Take a look at 2 Corinthians 4:4…
In whom the god of this world (Satan) hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
The final Third thing YOU MUST realize UNTIL a person REALIZES that they CANNOT do enough good works or Earn their way into heaven THEY WILL think that just Believing that Jesus Christ went to the cross to die, shed his blood and resurrected from the dead three days later is all that IS REQUIRED to go to heaven WILL REJECT and laugh at those WHO believe and share this simple message. Take a look at 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.
TAKE NOTE: of the words “Wide is the Gate” and “Broad is the Way” in V13 as it says it leadeth to destruction (Hell).
There are MANY FALSE gospels that seem on the surface to be right but they ADD WORKS to the gospel anything more than Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved is a False Gospel.
TAKE NOTE: of the words “Strait is the Gate” and “Narrow is the Way” in V14 which leadeth to life (Everlasting Life).
Jesus made it clear in John 14:6…
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
There is NO OTHER WAY to get saved, SIMPLY BELIEVE on the Lord Jesus Christ.
Acts 16:30-31 Sirs, what must I do to be saved? (31) And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
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.
Keep your chin up and keep on witnessing, The Lord is keeping record of every person THAT YOU share the Gospel with, The Lord said that HIS WORD will not return void, they may laugh now but they WILL NOT be laughing one second after they die and enter hell for not believing the Gospel.
Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Also remember that even Jesus WHO IS God could not get everyone to believe on him as their Messiah (Savior).
John 1:11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
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. the MOMENT you believe(TRUST in Christ ALONE) you receive eternal life.
-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