I am your host, Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International. This podcast is designed to explain what it means to be saved from sin and from the punishment of sin through Jesus Christ. This podcast is primarily for non-believers and some new believers and it will help you understand what it means to be saved from hell and have a home in Heaven as well as the blessings of the abundant Christian life.
God made salvation simple. However, down through the years many people, including some preachers and other Christians, have made the matter of salvation complicated and confusing. I know from my own experience that many people would get saved if someone would sit down and share with them straightforwardly from the Bible what it really means to accept Jesus Christ as their Saviour. That is what I intend to do with this podcast.
Let’s start out with the Word of God. The Bible says in Acts 2:21: “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Allow me to share with you some thoughts on this passage from the Bible Knowledge Commentary by Dr. John F. Walvoord and Dr. Roy B. Zuck:
This sermon by Peter [located in Acts 2:14-40] has basically one theme: Jesus is the Messiah and Lord. Peter’s discourse may be outlined as follows:
I. This is the fulfillment of prophecy (vv. 15-21)
A. A defense (v. 15)
B. An explanation (vv. 16-21)
II. Jesus is the Messiah (vv. 22-32)
A. His works attest that He is the Messiah (v. 22)
B. His resurrection attests that He is the Messiah (vv. 23-32)
III. Jesus, the glorified Messiah, poured forth the Holy Spirit (vv. 33-36)
IV. Application (vv. 37-40)
Today’s God’s Great Salvation quote is from Andrew Murray. He said: “Salvation comes from a cross and a crucified Christ.'”
Our topic today is Salvation Plain and Simple from the book, “Salvation Crystal Clear” (Part 1) by Curtis Hutson.
I think many people are in Hell because they did not know how to be saved. The Bible seems to indicate this in Matthew 7:22, 23:
“Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works. And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”
These people wanted to go to Heaven and offered to God their good works as a claim for Heaven. But according to Jesus they were not saved: “Depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”
In the parable of the ten virgins in Matthew 25, all ten thought they were ready to meet the bridegroom, and went out to meet him. But when the bridegroom came, five found they were not ready.
It is possible to be saved and know without a shadow of a doubt that when you die you will go to Heaven. The way of Salvation is plain and simple.
On our next broadcast, we will continue this topic, “Salvation Crystal Clear.”
Let’s Pray —
As we close today, let me leave you with these words from Hebrews 2:3: “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation…” I encourage you to not neglect the salvation and grace offered by God. He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for our sins and take the punishment that we deserve upon Himself. Romans 5:8 says that “God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, and you want to get to know Him today, here is how.
Please believe “that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures” and you will be saved. The Bible states in the book of Romans 10:9, 13: “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. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Pray and ask Him to come into your heart and He will. It’s just that simple.
Until next time, my friend, thank God for His simple, great salvation. God bless you!