In case the reader was wondering: NO, the reader is MOST LIKELY NOT eternally saved.
It does not matter what the reader believes to the contrary.
It does not matter which church the reader attends.
It ESPECIALLY does NOT matter which church the reader attends.
No building we call “the churches” is able to provide eternal salvation.
But, SO MANY in the Church of the Tares make SO MANY promises, the reader may be be excused for thinking that he has escaped eternal hellfire.
Usually, the TV preacher will offer to save the reader IF the reader will only send him a check.
Usually, the wolves in the local church pulpit will offer to save the reader IF only he will become a good, little member of that particular church.
And usually, the writers on ‘Christian’ websites will offer to save the reader IF the reader will only follow what they offer.
NONE of these work–because NONE of them offer the gospel of Jesus Christ.
In addition, NONE of those aforementioned ‘solutions’ will work because NONE mention that a person is saved through the MERCY and GRACE of God.
Finally, NONE of the ‘solutions’ will work because the reader LIKELY will have evaluated his life and found that he is doing quite nicely, thank you, WITHOUT eternal salvation.
To some, eternal salvation is another detail: another T to be crossed or an I to be dotted.
BUT, God’s Word COMMANDS that the attempt be made in good faith to save the pagan/unbeliever.
“And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.”
“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.”
And so, the question must be asked: “What is needed for the reader to enjoy eternal life?”
1 DESIRE First and foremost, the reader must WANT to be eternally saved. Believe it or not, this is most probably the BIGGEST sticking point for folks living in the end times.
MOST have NO desire to be eternally saved because they do NOT believe there is anything to be saved from.
IF one automatically discounts the existence of Satan, God, Jesus Christ, sin, the end times, heaven and/or hell, then one automatically denies the basics of Christianity.
“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
So, the reader must have a GENUINE DESIRE to be eternally saved.
2 BECOME A FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST
There used to be a popular slogan which was scrawled upon walls as graffiti and occasionally used as a banking promotion/bumper sticker.
This slogan is true: particularly if one is a committed believer and follower of Jesus Christ.
ONLY IF one is a committed believer and follower of Jesus Christ.
“For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ”
Becoming a true follower Jesus requires that the reader give up so many firm-held deceptive convictions learned from an early age, however.
Which is one reason WHY the whole world prefers to worship Satan during the end times.
“And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”
However, IF the reader is willing to lay aside his various learned superstitions, then he is on his way to eternal salvation!
There are OTHER things the reader may do in order to achieve eternal life.
BUT, these two are a GREAT START to ANY plan of eternal salvation!
DOES the reader believe himself eternally saved?
WHAT does the reader then believe himself saved FROM?
It is not YET too late–although time is surely running out: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
—1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: December 2-4, 2022.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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