By: Robert Serreyn
Question? I heard a preacher on the radio say Just Believe in Jesus and you will be saved, What do you say about this?
Answer: Believe in Jesus for what? That he was a Good Man, Teacher, or Savior.
Back about ten years or so ago there was another FALSE GOSPEL introduced called the CROSS-LESS GOSPEL, its whole focus was on in Just Believe In Jesus and Be Saved , the problem with that is through out the whole Old Testament ALL the sacrifices WERE typologies that POINTED FORWARD to the day when Christ WOULD go to the Cross as payment for sin, to eliminate the cross would mean that you have to DISREGARD ALL the Old Testament prophecies concerning about Christ BECOMING the Lamb that was slain.
in 1 John 4:1 the Bible says:
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world”.
Also In Roman 16:17:
“Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them”.
Satan will WATER DOWN the gospel message any way he can, for he HATES the Blood of Christ, and the Cross of Christ BECAUSE it is the ONLY message that SAVES, and the cross-less gospel is just another one of his PERVERTED, TWISTED FALSE GOSPELS to keep people from knowing the truth and WE ARE TO TEST every word that a pastor/preacher says and teaches ESPECIALLY the gospel, because that ALONE will determine a persons eternal future weather it be heaven or hell.
(Matthew 7:13-15) 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.
In My Opinion the Cross-less Gospel leads to the following progression:
1. No Cross = No Shedding Of Blood.
2. No Shedding Of Blood = No Payment Of Sin.
3. No Payment Of Sin = NO SALVATION!!!
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED(before 6 pm Wednesday) and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED(before 6pm Saturday) from the dead to pay for your sins.
The ABC’s of Salvation:
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 & the lake of fire); but the GIFT of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH