Thursday, April 2, 2009

What must I do to be saved?!

"In Acts 16:30 this question was asked by the jailer of a prison in which Paul and Silas were imprisoned for preaching the gospel. God sent an earthquake so that all the doors of the prison were opened. The jailer, thinking his prisoners had escaped, was about to commit suicide when Paul called to him and said: "Do thyself no harm, for we are all here. At this, the man cried: "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" Back came the answer from the lips of Paul: "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved!"

Is this your question, my friend? Has God shown you that you are a lost and guilty sinner, helpless to save yourself by any efforts of your own? If so, thank God, for you are just the kind of person for whom the Son of God suffered, bled and died on the cross of Calvary. He knew your dire need and deadly danger and, in wonderful love, allowed Himself to be crucified in order that He might bear all your sins in His own body on the tree. As He hung there, despised and rejected of men, all God's righteous wrath against sin fell on Him, in unparalleled force, until every claim of God against sin had been satisfied by His substitutionary sacrifice on behalf of sinners. Mark the loud and triumphant cry of the Savior ere He bowed His head in death and dismissed His spirit: "It is finished!" What was finished? All the work necessary for the salvation of every sinner who will trust in His finished work of redemption and receive Him as Savior and Lord. ~ Alfred P. Gibbs - "Three Questions"

Dear reader, aside from Jesus there is no hope for you! Without the hope of a Savior we may all just as well commit suicide! But we who are resting in our Salvation hope you will hear our cries in the darkness before it is too late! "Do thyself no harm!" Just repent from your self-sufficiency and rest... Jesus has finished all the work that may be done! There is nothing left for you to do. Believe what He says and "thou shalt be saved"!

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