This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #385 titled, “How to Understand Salvation Through Jesus Christ.” I’m here to remind you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me.
UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE SAVIOUR
My friend, are you saved? Saved is a Bible word, not a term thought up by man. I have been a Christian for almost twenty years, and I find that most people still do not have an understanding of God’s message of salvation.
First, you must believe there is one true God. Secondly, you must believe that God can do something for you, and He has recorded His plan of redemption in the Bible. The only God that can save souls is the God of the Bible. His Name is the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible says in Acts 4:12, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
A person is saved by putting their complete trust in Jesus Christ, not by doing something to earn Heaven. Trusting is believing. Believing must come from the heart, not the head. Do you love and trust your spouse with your head or with your heart?
Plato, Aristotle, or Einstein could only think as far as their finite minds were able. They could not even solve the problems of this life, such as sickness, disease, pain, hunger, and death, let alone know anything about eternity. God knew we needed something to go by, so He put everything there is to know in His Bible.
UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE A SINNER.
Have you ever sinned? Just once? One lie? One theft? Once is enough, for God says in Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” The Bible says in Romans 5:12, “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:” So you and I, like our father, Adam, are born sinners. We have not obeyed all of God’s commandments. Your guilt as a sinner is shown by the fact that you will eventually die. The Bible states in Ezekiel 18:20, “The soul that sinneth, it shall die…”
A saved sinner has their sins forgiven by faith in Jesus. An unsaved sinner still bears their sins when they die. No one gets into Heaven with their sins! Nothing unclean gets into Heaven. This creates a problem! How do you get rid of your sins? Are your sins adding up day by day? Are they too much to even keep up with anymore? Are you saying, “What’s the use”? Jesus says in Matthew 11:28, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Could you say that to someone and mean it? No? Well, Jesus Christ can!
UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE SOLUTION.
Jesus Christ was not conceived the same way you and I were. He was born of a virgin. The Bible says in Matthew 1:23, “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” Because Jesus is God, His Blood was sinless. Jesus died on a cross to pay for your sins. Romans 5:8, “…while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” The Bible says in Colossians 1:14 says, “In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:”
The Bible says in Hebrews 9:22, “…without shedding of blood is no remission.” Our blood is polluted by sin, so it could not be shed to take away our sin. The Blood of Jesus can take away all of your sins, because He is sinless, and His Blood is pure. His Blood can remove your sin as far as the east is from the west. God said He would remember them no more! Isn’t that good news! Wouldn’t you want that?
UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE SIN THAT CAN LAND YOU IN HELL AND KEEP YOU OUT OF HEAVEN
Please hear this. People do not go to hell for their sins. They go to hell for rejecting Jesus Christ as their Sin Bearer, their Substitute, and the One Who died in their place for their sins. The Bible says in John 3:18, “He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” Jesus knew how many sins you would commit, but He said He loved you and died for you. Would you right now just pray to God and trust Jesus Christ as your Saviour? Romans 10:9 states, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
If you believe that Jesus Christ died in your place and rose again from the dead and you are willing to trust Jesus Christ with all of your heart so you can go to Heaven, please pray with me what is called the sinner’s prayer: Holy Father God, I acknowledge that I am a sinner and I admit that I have sinned against You and that I have broken Your Ten Commandments. I have lied before. I have stolen things before. I have lusted after people and things before. I have dishonored and disobeyed my parents. I have taken Your holy Name in vain. For Jesus Christ’s sake, please have mercy and grace upon my soul and forgive me of all of my sins, my failures, and my faults. As I now believe in Your Holy Son the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that He suffered, bled, and died on the cross for my sins, was buried and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and help me to repent of my sins past. Help me to turn from my old, evil life and follow You in the new life. For it is in Your Name I pray. Amen.
Thank you for listening to this Gospel presentation. If you have decided to trust Jesus Christ as your Saviour after listening to this podcast, please email us at [email protected] and let us know. To find out more about what you need to do after trusting Christ as Savior, visit GospelLightSociety.com and read “What to Do After You Enter Through the Door”.
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