Category Archives: Salvation

Messages on the Cross Have Nearly Disappeared

Messages on the true continuing work of the cross in the believer’s life have nearly disappeared.

No longer are messages heard on how a Christian is to die to live moment‑by‑moment in Christ. The life blood of the gospel is Jesus on the cross as our substitute and our identification in His death and resurrection. As Christians, we identify with Him experientially if we are to live experientially by Him. Our old man is dead with Christ positionally, and now we must by faith reckon ourselves dead to sin, moment‑by‑moment, experientially. (See Romans 6:6, 11 and 13)

Why don’t we hear sermons on the crucified life? Why don’t we hear sermons on how Christians are to put away works of the flesh in everyday life that we might live by the power of the Spirit? When did these messages on the crucified life become lost?

Today’s sermons may bring twelve steps or a new focus. Ministers seem to believe they must come up with another unusual or vivid way to package ethical principles for creating better Christian conduct. Beloved, the power of Christ is as simple as it is old. It is simply Christ and Him crucified and us with Him in our daily life.

It is time true believers cried out for ministers and churches to return to biblical gospel messages that feed their hearts and bless their souls.

 

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EIGHT EVIDENCES OF GENUINE SALVATION

Following are eight evidences, given in God’s Word, that reveal if a person is truly born again. (There are more, but we have listed these eight so that you may use then to examine yourself to see if you are in the faith.)

According to Scripture, the following will be true of a genuinely saved person.

1. He Is a New Creature
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new.” (II Cor. 5:17)
“For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.” (Gal. 6:15)

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Only God Knows Each Heart

If we were to ask, “Whom does God save?”, our first thought would be: those who have a humble, broken and contrite heart.

• Ps. 34:18 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

This is true. But, as we look a little further, in the book of Acts we see that the Apostle Paul recognized that God saves those who fear God. This fear means a reverent awe for God.

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What does it mean to “believe” on Jesus’ Name?

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Truly born again believers—who have been in church for even a few months—have told me they are confused about what is going on in the church. Many new believers have come to me, hurting, in confusion, and with some very on target questions:

Are all the people who are members in the church actually born again?

Why do they seem to love the things of the world?

Why do they seem to be motivated by flesh and pride—but are never convicted about it?

Do you have questions like this? Or, maybe new Christians are coming to you with similar questions?

Perhaps the following from the book, Your Answer to Life’s Most Important Question, will help:

WHAT IS MEANT BY “BELIEVE ON HIS NAME?” WHAT DOES THIS WORD “BELIEVE” IMPLY?
Many who lived in Jesus’ day had a mental “belief” in Jesus because of the miracles which He did, but this mental belief alone is not saving “belief”. Continue reading