Monday, March 25, 2019


There is a false gospel being preached,
which is referred to as “Salvation by faith alone” and many are
being deceived by it. In the first place, it is irrational. If you
are heading for disaster and you do not change direction you will
certainly be destroyed. The wages of sin is death. If you keep on
sinning you will certainly end up in hell. Believing in Jesus will
not stop your fate. You have to obey Jesus, repent and stop sinning
or else you will perish.
I read the words of Jesus as recorded
in Luke 13:1-8 “ 1Now on the same occasion there were some
present who reported to Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate
had mixed with their sacrifices. 2And Jesus said to them, “Do
you suppose that these Galileans were greater sinners than
all other Galileans because they suffered this fate? 3“I
tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise
perish. 4“Or do you suppose that those eighteen on whom the
tower in Siloam fell and killed them were worse culprits
than all the men who live in Jerusalem? 5“I tell you, no, but
unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”
6And He began telling this parable: “A man had a fig
tree which had been planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for
fruit on it and did not find any. 7“And he said to the
vineyard-keeper, ‘Behold, for three years I have come looking for
fruit on this fig tree without finding any. Cut it down! Why does it
even use up the ground?’ 8“And he answered and said to him,
‘Let it alone, sir, for this year too, until I dig around it and
put in fertilizer; 9and if it bears fruit next year, fine; but
if not, cut it down.’”

Many believers are like the fig tree that Jesus talked about. They
have no fruit of righteousness and they will get cut down if they do
not repent. The grace of God leads us to repentance, but if we do not
repent and live holy, we will end up in hell.

Faith alone cannot save. Faith without works is dead. It is the
same message that Peter gave on the day of Pentecost. We read in Acts
2:38 “38Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be
baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your
sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39“For
the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off,
as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.” 

Believing in Jesus will only save you if you obey Him, repent,
turn from sin and are baptized in water for the forgiveness of your
sin. Repentance is only the start of obedience to Jesus. We have to
obey His teachings and commands and live according to His words until
the end to be saved and have eternal life.

Take to heart the warning of Jesus:“If you do not repent you
will all likewise perish.”

May Jesus bless you.

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