What Must I Do To Be Saved?
This is episode #6 in our Counter punching the Counterfeit series. Over the past several weeks we’ve been talking about who Jesus is and what happens after we die, how about we talk about what we need to do about our souls?
Listen to the archived message HERE.
Knife in back test: “I have a knife in my back, I only have 2min to live. What will happen after I die and what do I need to do about it?” This is my favorite way to expose false teachers who add on elements to salvation. You can be sure that if their response involves a lot of work, it probably isn’t the truth.
40 But the other, answering, rebuked him, saying, “Do you not even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this Man has done nothing wrong.” 42 Then he said [k]to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.”
43 And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.”
Acts 20:21 “I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus.”
What is faith?
What is repentance?
What does it mean to repent? Isn’t it a work?
So if all we need to do is repent of our sins and trust in Christ, what does that mean?
What does it mean to repent?
It’s something granted to us, but it requires a response. Gifts are conditional upon receipt.
Our works are the result of our salvation, not the requirement!
Acts 11:18 “When they heard this, they had no further objections and praised God, saying, “So then, even to Gentiles God has granted repentance that leads to life.”
2 Timothy 2:25 “Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth,”