It's Time To Get Saved
by David J. Stewart | July 2020
1st John 5:20, “And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.”
Everyone needs a time and a place that they were saved. By “saved” I mean you have been born-again in Jesus Christ. I remember the day I was saved. It was a Sunday morning in an old-fashioned Baptist church in Chicago. I don't remember what the title of the sermon was, but I remember that the preacher said if you don't have the Holy Spirit convicting you of sin, you aren't saved. For the first time in my life I felt convicted by the Holy Spirit. I knew I wasn't saved. I knew I was lost and on my way to Hell.
At invitation time after the sermon, I was too shy to go forward as a 13 year old boy, so from my pew I cried out quietly in my soul to Jesus. I knew He died for my sins on the cross. I knew that He was buried. And I knew that three days later Jesus resurrected from the dead. I had been in Sunday School my whole life, so I knew the familiar story of Jesus, but I had never personally accepted it myself. That moment in time when I prayed in my soul, I was born anew by God's grace. I believed that Jesus is alive, and that I was calling out to the living Savior. The Holy Spirit came to indwell me that day, the moment I believed, and has been with me ever since. 1st John 3:24, “And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.”
I share a similar testimony as Pastor Curtis Hutson (1934-1995), who didn't remember the exact time he was saved. Brother Hutson thinks he was about 13 years old, the same as me. Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001) was saved at age 11 in his backyard. Pastor Steven Anderson was saved at age 6. It is true that at least 80% of Christians were saved under the age of 18. I am not even sure of the year I was saved, but I remember a place and a time. Although I do not know the chronological time I was saved, I remember the memory (the moment) I was saved. That is what matters. I KNOW 100% beyond any shadow of a doubt that I am saved. Do you have that assurance my friend? You can also KNOW right now that you are saved. Every day we read and hear about deaths. Everything born is born dying! A wise person lives their life with death in view, knowing that our time upon the earth is short. Psalms 90:12, “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.”
The heathen world places the utmost importance upon this temporary earthly life, but as Christians we view life very differently. The world is a mess, and no one has the answers. When someone who is a Christian proclaims that Jesus Christ and the Holy Bible are the answer, the world scoffs and rejects that truth as rubbish. 2nd Timothy 3:7, “Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” All the talk shows on television feature fools. We are told by the 'experts' that we can make a difference at the voting booth, but we can only choose between the criminals they give us to vote for. How is that going to change anything? It won't, and never has. If you think President Donald Trump is going to save this nation, you are very naive my friend.
President Trump's conservative appointee to the U.S. Supreme Court just voted to legalize homosexual rights in the workplace. Mr. Trump is as much a part of the forming New World Order as was President Barack Obama, and those before him. I like Mr. Trump, and I love how he handles the media, and many of the good things he has accomplished so far in office, but he is not the answer to our nation's woes. Time will bear this truth out! Professor G. Edward Griffin sees through all this, and so do I. Alex Jones used to expose the left/right paradigm, but now he supports the right. I think Alex has sold out for the love of money, although he still speaks much truth. I am not right or left, I am a Christian, and nothing will ever be set right until our nation turns back to faith in the eternal Words of God in the inspired King James Bible!!! All this LGBTQ wickedness has brought God's curse upon our nation, and it will remain cursed until we repent toward God, believing the Gospel!
God sees, He knows, and He controls everything! God is already in the future dear reader. Here is a helpful book called: 'He Who Holds Tomorrow' (by Pastor Max Younce). I don't need to know what tomorrow holds, I just need to trust God who DOES know what tomorrow holds. God knows every tragedy in your life before it happens. When all is said and done, the wicked will burn in Hell forever and ever. They had a chance to get saved, but refused God's free gift. What saith the Scripture? 2nd Timothy 2:13, “If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.” Titus 2:11, “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,” If you go to Hell, you will have no one to blame except yourself. God is offering to everyone a free gift of eternal life. I hear so many people rejecting Jesus Christ, blaspheming His precious name. Oh how foolish they are! Christ died for the sins of the whole world (1st John 2:22). Anybody, it matter snot how sinful and horrible you may think you are, is welcomed to receive God's free gift of forgiveness of sins and eternal life.
Dear reader, you are a sinner and so am I (Romans 3:23). There is a penalty for our sins, which the Bible calls “wages,” which is death (Romans 6:23). God loves you so much that He sent His only begotten (biological) Son into the world, to go to a cross and be crucified as a criminal. Jesus paid for your crimes against God. The Bible calls “Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:2). Jesus DIED on the cross for our sins. He was BURIED. And three days later Jesus physically RESURRECTED from the dead, for the justification of our faith (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). This is 'THE GOSPEL' (i.e., 'THE GOOD NEWS'), which is “the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek” (Romans 1:16b). If you'll simple cease from your own self-righteous attempts to save yourself (e.g., turning from your sins), and rest wholly on Jesus name, you will be immediately, irrevocably and forever saved. That's all you have to do!
We are not saved by turning from anything. You don't have to stop your sinning to receive God's free gift. You simply need to receive His gift of eternal life by faith, by receiving Christ's sacrifice on the cross as payment for your sins. John 6:47, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.” There is nothing said about forsaking your sins to be saved. Beware of the Satanic lie called “Lordship Salvation,” which says you must turn from your sins to be saved. You won't find any such nonsense in the inspired Word of God (which is the blessed King James Bible). Jesus died to save us from our sins, not demand that we forsake them to be saved. Forsaking sins is human reformation, not Bible repentance. Repentance is “a change of mind” toward God, acknowledging one's self as a needy sinner. The man who believes the Gospel has also repented, or else he wouldn't have believed on Christ. We are saved by believing, repentance is automatic! So you don't even have to worry about repenting to be saved. If you recognize yourself as a sinner in need of the wonderful Savior, and you trust Him alone for what He has already done on the cross to pay for your sins, believing that CHRIST IS RISEN, you are saved!!!
Now is the time to get saved. If you've been delaying, waiting for more proof, or not sure what to do, I plead with you my friend to BELIEVE THE GOSPEL and be saved! JESUS DIED FOR YOUR SINS. JESUS PAID IT ALL!!! Simply receive His payment on the cross for your sins, by faith. God can read your mind. The very moment that God sees you've made the decision to trust Christ alone, He supernaturally saves you. Salvation is a supernatural miracle of God in response to one's faith in Jesus Christ. “The Gospel” is simply the Good News of Christ crucified, buried and risen. The Gospel is not a life to be lived, it is simply GOOD NEWS to be believed! Believe it oh sinner and you are saved! John 6:28-29, “Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.” Jesus didn't say to turn from your sins, nor get water baptized, nor join a church, nor speak in tongues, nor follow Him, nor live the Christian life; no, He simply said to “BELIEVE ON HIM.”
The Gift Of Eternal Life Is Wrapped In The Wonderful Package Of Jesus
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“Faith is the only righteous thing
that I can do!”
—Pastor Jack Hyles, a quote from the MP3 sermon titled: “God's Reversal Of Psalm 51”
1st Corinthians 16:24, “My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.”
Souls Are Dying!
How Permanent Is Your Salvation?
(an excellent MP3 sermon by Pastor Hank Lindstrom, 1940-2008)
Mark 1:15, “...repent ye, and believe the gospel.”
of the child of God is that he loves everybody!”
(a quote from Pastor Jack Hyles' classic MP3 sermon, “FORGIVENESS”)
Mark 11:22, “And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.”
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