By: Robert Serreyn
Question? Whatever happened to the word Believe?
That is a Good Question BECAUSE the “Only Way” to be saved is to BELIEVE.
The word BELIEVE means to “To Put or Place Trust Alone in”. The moment a person PUTS or PLACES there Trust Alone in the Death, Burial, and Resurrection Of Jesus Christ THEN and “Only Then” are they saved.
1 Corinthians 15:1-4 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; (2) By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. (3) For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; (4) And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.
Satan DOES NOT want anyody “To Know” How simple it is to “Go to Heaven”.
The Bible declares…
2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent (Satan) beguiled (Decieved) Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
The simplicity that is in Christ is referring to the Gospel, which is: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” – Acts 16:31
God made it SIMPLE to go to heaven BUT man THROUGH Satan’s influence makes it IMPOSSIABLE, Satan has EVERY KIND of “False Gospel” and Phraseology to keep them from SIMPLY BELIEVING the Gospel.
Here is a list of the MANY False Gospels and Phraseologies USED…
1. Make Christ the master of your life.
2. Make a personal commitment to Christ.
3. Deny yourself, take up your cross and follow Christ.
4. Trust Christ as Saviour and do good works.
5. Put Christ on the throne of your life.
6 .Turn from sin.
7. Come forward and confess Christ publicly.
8. Turn your life over to Jesus.
9. Ask or Invite Jesus into your heart.
10. Give your life or heart to Christ.
11- Trust Christ as Saviour & serve him.
12. Ask Jesus into your heart.
13. Make Christ, Lord of your life.
14. Make Jesus, Master of your soul.
15. Coming Foward in a Church.
The honest truth is that NONE of these are the Gospel , NONE of these WILL SAVE because they ALL ADD works or human merit TO OBTAIN salvation.
The Bible declares…
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.
The ONLY REQUIRMENT to be saved is TO BELIEVE. it’s that simple, nothing more, nothing less.
My question to you is, “Are you SURE that you would go to heaven when you die”???
Or are you TRUSTING IN one of the above listed False Gospels and Phraseologies THINKING that you have salvation, If this is so then LET ME make this clear to you…
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 that you do YOU HAVE (at that second and forever) Everlasting Life which WILL NEVER be taken away no matter what.
-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