Who Then Can Be Saved?
Or, The Simplicity of Gospel Salvation
by Tom Stewart
You may ask, "Who then can be saved?"
I would answer, "Whosoever will, let him take the water of Life freely" (Revelation 22:17).
The LORD Jesus Christ said, "With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible" (Matthew 19:26). Possibly, four of the most famous expressions of the Gospel are:
The Apostle Paul was inspired of the Spirit of God to record what many have later called "The Romans Road of Salvation"-- because it references to the New Testament Book of Romans.
[Note: the assurance of your Salvation is granted only if you walk in obedience. "3 And hereby we do know that we know Him, if we keep His Commandments. 4 He that saith, I know Him, and keepeth not His Commandments, is a liar, and the Truth is not in him" (1John 2:3-4).]
Charles G. Finney, a well known American evangelist of the 1800's, said that "willingness to obey Christ is to be a Christian". In other words, "If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land" (Isaiah 1:19), for "Thy people shall be willing in the day of Thy power" (Psalm 110:3). Whatever thing you withhold from the LORD , you must give up-- or perish. "21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in Heaven: and come and follow Me. 22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions" (Matthew 19:21-22).
And, lest any imagine that Salvation lies simply in the human will-- perish the thought! Salvation is the "gift of God" (Ephesians 2:8). God sovereignly bestows "repentance to the acknowledging of the Truth" (2Timothy 2:25). It is the mercy of God that He has not judged us already, for "it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the Living God" (Hebrews 10:31). Even while it is still today, "Harden not your hearts" (3:8). We neither understand nor value God Our Saviour (1Timothy 1:1) enough. "And without controversy great is the Mystery Of Godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory" (3:16). Hasten, for "we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ" (Romans 14:10). And, "as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" (Hebrews 9:27).
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