Wednesday, October 12, 2022

You Don't Give Your Life To Jesus To Get To Heaven

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. 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? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

Kindly said, you cannot make Jesus the "Lord" of your life to be saved. The unsaved people in Matthew 7;21-23 called Jesus "Lord, Lord," but Christ denied knowing them.

Nor do you get saved by "giving your life to Jesus." Judas was one of Christ's very apostles, yet John 6:70 says that Judas had a devil in him. Judas died in his sins without Christ as his personal Savior, and sadly went to Hell forever.

Nor do you have to repent "of your sins" to be saved. Matthew 27:3 says that Judas "repented himself," but he still went to Hell. The only thing you need to repent from to be saved is your unbelief. “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ” and thou shalt be saved (Acts 16:30-31).

The Apostle Paul defines "the Gospel" (i.e., the Good News) in I Corinthians 15:1-4 as three things: 
  1. Jesus DIED on the cross to pay for our sins. 
  2. He was BURIED. 
  3. Three days later Christ bodily RESURRECTED from the dead for our justification.
Anyone who comes to God as a guilty sinner, and accepts Christ's sacrifice on the cross as payment for his or her sins, believing that Jesus was buried, but then raised up from the dead after three days, is instantly, irrevocably and eternally saved. Getting saved is that simple. Faith is the only righteous thing that I can do. Thank you for reading.

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