Quite some time ago a man asked a question to one of our brethren concerning this congregation. He said: “Is anybody getting saved down there?” Depending on what denomination a person attends, that means: have you gotten anybody to speak in tongue’s yet?, or have you gotten anybody to get baptized yet?, or some other thing that religion tries to get men and women to do.
Salvation is not in what we can get men and women to do. Salvation is in what Christ has already done! The terminology of a believing child of God is NOT: “I got saved”, but “Christ saved me!” Usually a man who “gets saved” will get lost after a while. But if God the Spirit ever reveals to a sinner that salvation is not his choice - God the Father chose to give him to Christ His Son! And salvation is not in any work that he must or can do - God the Son accomplished the work of his salvation to the fullest through the shedding of His own blood! Once it is revealed to a sinner that by the death of the Lord Jesus Christ “It Is Finished!” That sinner will no longer wonder if anybody is “getting saved”, but he will cry: Salvation is of the Lord (Jonah 2:9)! The Lord will add daily to the church such as should be saved (Acts 2:47)! All that the Father has given to Christ shall come to Christ! And the sinner that comes to Christ, Christ will in no wise cast him out (John 6:37)! None shall be lost (John 17:12)! Every truly saved sinner will cry: I didn’t “get saved,” CHRIST SAVED ME!