Sunday, September 20, 2009

What is salvation?

“That is you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”

Romans 10:9

Most people think going to heaven is a complex process. You need to do good things, go to church, etc. This verse is very clear and simple. If we believe in our hearts and say it with our mouths that Christ is the risen Lord, we will be saved. Why do most people unfortunately refuse to believe? We get the answer in 2 Corinthians 4:4 -

“In whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they may not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.”

There is a spiritual battle for our souls. Satan, the god of this world, has blinded many people. T hose that die without Jesus will not go to heaven. So what can we do for those people? One of the answers is in 2 Corinthians 4:5.

“For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond servants for Jesus’ sake.”

This means the focus needs to be on Christ. When you witness to others tell them what Christ has done in your life. Do not talk about accomplishments and the like. Try introducing them to Christ!

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