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There’s Only One Road to Salvation
A byproduct of the horrible events of September 11, 2001, was a more unified country. People like never [before] came together in a unified manner, ignoring the racial, ethnic, and economic barriers that normally divide us. It is good to see our nation stand together as one. Jesus even said, a house divided cannot stand. Today, I want to share something I have seen over these many years that has always disturbed me.
While I believe in my heart that we as Christians should love and care for those of other faiths, while we should be kind to them, we must never compromise the Christian faith just to be politically correct!!!
The fact is, God’s plan clearly says that there is only one road to salvation, there is only one road to Heaven, and that is through faith in His Son Jesus Christ. There is no other way to eternity with God. One of the byproducts of all of inter-faith gatherings and prayer services is the appearance that anyone who “has faith”, is “spiritual” will be in Heaven. My friend, that is not true!
The Fine Print in the Salvation Message
In our narcissistic, “What’s in it for me?” culture, we have learned how to market salvation to the masses like we do cell phones, cars, and hamburgers. In our zeal to win people for Christ, we have been very careful to focus on the benefits of salvation, making sure people understood all the reasons why this is a good choice, while being too afraid to tell them the whole plan of salvation.
We sell salvation just like the late-night infomercials sell weight-loss pills, whipping people into an emotional frenzy by hyping all the benefits of getting saved, but never explaining to them the full cost of getting saved. The “fine print” in the salvation message is not what we get but what we give!
I am saddened when I hear people share the Gospel, giving people an invitation to know Christ, but never really explain what a person is actually doing. Please don’t misunderstand me, I am grateful for everyone who shares the Gospel, gives people the opportunity to come to know Christ as their Savior, but my point today is that we must tell them the complete truth about what they are doing.
A Prayer of Acceptance
The Bible teaches that God has provided salvation in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Jesus was made to assume our flesh, die in our stead, rise again from the dead, ascend to the Father, receive the place of power at God’s right hand, and appear before God in the believer’s behalf. He is to come again to consummate redemption. This work of God’s Son was for the purpose of saving us from the guilt, the penalty, the power, and ultimately the presence of sin. Salvation was provided for those who believe in Christ and walk in his ways. Faith is the only condition to salvation, and it is the gift of God.
John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life”
Today, can be the day that you make the most important decision you make in this life. Where will you spend eternity? Jesus died so that your sins could be forgiven and you could live forever in heaven when this life is over. All you have to do is pray this simple prayer.
“God, I am a sinner. I ask you to forgive me of my sins. I believe in my heart, and confess with my lips, that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. Come into my heart Jesus. Take my life, I surrender it to you. From this moment on, I will live my life according to the Bible and serve you. Thank you for taking away my sins and giving me everlasting life. In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.”
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God Bless You!