This is a big subject in the life & ministry of Jesus ... thus it is a big matter to us! Hear this Word from God:
Luke 13:22-30 He went on his way through towns and villages, teaching and journeying toward Jerusalem. (23) And someone said to him, "Lord, will those who are saved be few?" And he said to them, (24) "Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. (25) When once the master of the house has risen and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, 'Lord, open to us,' then he will answer you, 'I do not know where you come from.' (26) Then you will begin to say, 'We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.' (27) But he will say, 'I tell you, I do not know where you come from. Depart from me, all you workers of evil!' (28) In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God but you yourselves cast out. (29) And people will come from east and west, and from north and south, and recline at table in the kingdom of God. (30) And behold, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last."
These are some conscience-awakening, life-giving, heavy-duty words of truth & grace!
This morning, Pastor Danny opens up:
1. The Bible speaks A LOT “about being saved”
2. The Bible draws a clear distinction between those who are saved … and those who are not...
3. Do you know for sure which one you are? WHY?
Check this out:
“I'm afraid that in the United States of America today the prevailing doctrine of justification is not justification by faith alone. It is not even justification by good works or by a combination of faith and works.
The prevailing notion of justification in our culture today is justification by death. All one has to do to be received into the everlasting arms of God is to die.”
― R.C. Sproul, Saved from What?
If we are saved by "dying" then why did Jesus have to come and be crucified?