Thursday, 16 March 2017
What Will Save You from Hell?
The first step is to beg the Lord for his forgiveness. This is called repentance. As Peter said in Acts 2:38 (KJV), "Then Peter said unto them, 'Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.'"
Baptism is an outward display to the world that you have died to your old life and are now following Christ. As Paul pointed out in Romans 6:4 (KJV), "Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life."
The next step is to be witnesses for Christ. This means that we proclaim the good news of salvation to all who will listen to us. This is called by Christians The Great Commission. As Christ told his disciples in Acts 1:8 (KJV), "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth."
As we live and obey our Lord, we become sanctified. This means that we become set apart so we will be devoted servants to God. In turn, he provides us with what we need to live. As Christ promised in Matthew 6:33 (KJV), "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."
Salvation is such a vast subject that a single blog post can't do it proper justice. This is why I'm writing a book called You Think You're Going to Heaven? Many professors of Christianity have never surrendered their lives to Jesus and will be in deep trouble on the day of judgement.