Lantana Grace Church
Scriptures Alone! Grace Alone! Christ Alone!

By: Lantana Grace Church | September 17, 2019

“Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” (Acts 16:30). There are other important questions. Who is God? What is He like? What is my state before Him? But none are more important than the question of the Philippian jailor: “What must I do to be saved?” Notice what he did not ask: what must I do to save myself? But, “What must I do to be saved?” Paul answered his question, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.” Then he went on to speak unto him, “The Word of the Lord.” He told him who the Lord Jesus Christ is, what He did, and where He is now! I recently heard a preacher say to his congregation (and I have heard this many times), turn from your sins and trust Christ. While we ought to turn from our sins and never sin again – has there ever been a man that has stopped sinning? That message in reality is adding something to faith in Christ. Paul did not say, ‘Turn from your sins and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.’ That is putting a step before faith in Christ. That addition is a denial of faith alone. Preachers that preach that way are afraid to preach the naked Gospel. Could it be it is because they do not believe the naked Gospel? Most believe faith and…. Few believe faith alone.

Todd Nibert

Category: Salvation 

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