Why “praying to receive Christ” won’t get you saved

Last updated on October 10th, 2019

Building off of what I stated near the end of my last post, I’m writing this post to continue to fulfill God’s will for my life as a follower of Christ, by advancing the cause of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I’ve previously written a post on what the Scripture seems to indicate on how one receives salvation, which I’d highly recommend you’d read, but I never addressed the topic of how many professed Christians today promote the belief of one praying to receive Christ in order to gain salvation. Before I address this topic, I would just simply request that we withhold all pre-held beliefs and conclusions, and just let God lead us through His Word in what He appears to show us to believe and conclude. It’s something that I want to continually stress in every post that I write, that with anything in life, we have to continually ask questions and investigate Scripture objectively rather than just looking at it through the prism of what our traditions have taught us. We have to research the verses on whatever we’re trying to understand, and do our best to put all of the Scripture together, acknowledging all of the Scriptural facts in establishing our beliefs. (more…)

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Jesus Christ vs. Christmas

Last updated on October 10th, 2019

A week from now, people all around the world will be celebrating the holiday known as Christmas. Some will be putting their trees up with presents underneath, and others will be making a point to centralize this event as the celebration of the birth of Jesus. It will once again completely baffle me for a number of reasons. Though before I get into those reasons, it would seem best to set a foundation for this conversation. Let us observe (2 Timothy 3:16) which states, “All scripture is inspired by God and is[a] useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,”. Alright, now let’s carefully read this. (more…)

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Salvation

Last updated on October 10th, 2019

The most important topic as it pertains to Christianity is salvation. It’s the central foundation of the Christian faith that all of mankind are sinners in need of the saving power of Jesus Christ, having shed his blood on the cross for all of man’s sins. Without this knowledge and realization, you have no Christians, and thus you have no Christianity. It perhaps can not be stressed anymore strongly than that, which is why is it’s extremely relevant for one to understand how to receive salvation through Christ. The difference between knowing and not knowing is the difference between a life of eternity with God and a life separated from God. There can not be any room for error when it comes to factually understanding this question of salvation, and God would not allow there to be any doubt about it for something He considered so important, the salvation of mankind, that he sent His only begotten son to die for it. (more…)

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