Welcome, come submissively for Theology is an empty vessel without grace in the heart.

This is designed to be a Christ focused expository look at common questions and basic biblical and theological terms. I wish for us to examine in the simplest terms, so even I can comprehend, as they are expounded upon in the bible, answers to foundations of sound doctrine and look towards the single focus of glorifying God.

I pray that we come humblily to His Word and He opens our hearts to His message and blinds us to our ignorance. In Jesus name, Amen…

June 19, 2004

What should I do to be saved?

Saved from what? Do you want saved from suffering, pain, poverty, sickness, or emotional grief; who doesn’t. Do you want to be saved from hell; who wouldn’t. All that says nothing. Or do you want to be saved from yourself; do you wish to be saved from the flesh. The issue is we will either come before God in our own works and righteousness or we will stand before Him clothed in the righteousness of Christ (Rom 3:20). Do you wish to look at what you have done and try to count it towards salvation and stand before the most high and cry “but I”. Are you carrying the burden of your redemption; is this what you want saved from? Now for you there is hope.

For those that God has striped away your answers and what you can do. For those He has convicted of your sin. To those the Spirit has filled your heart with disgust for the flesh and utter dependence on mercy. For those brought to a place where sin is your greatest plague, where offending God is to you your greatest offense there is hope for salvation; for Jesus came to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10). To you helpless crying out what must I do, rest now on what He has done. For sinners called by Christ you have already been redeemed. A substitute of a mediator bore the penalty of the law and fulfilled that righteousness which was required (Rom 8:3-4). For the sinners burden with the flesh walk now in the new man for you have been called unto His glory. A better question may now be instead of what should I do but what will I do. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved (Acts 16:31). Yield yourself, surrender your life and will (Mark 8:34). Faith, you will trust in the blood of Christ as the only redemption for sin. Faith, you will trust alone on the righteousness of Christ (Rom 3:24-26). Repent, to turn from your sins. Confess, in an act of baptism (Rom 10:9-10).

“Awake thou that sleepeth, and raise from the dead and Christ shall give the light” (Psa 44:23)