August 4th, 2016
Biblical Bubble of Truth
Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? (James 2:19-20 KJV)
There are varying principles and truths accepted among professing Christians about salvation. Not all who profess a relationship with God believe in their heart biblically based doctrine of salvation. Some believe in vain, having never attained salvation of God in their heart, producing only a harvest of spoiled fruits.
There are some who believe in God but do not know Him personally, others are staunchly perched in a camp termed “Lordship Salvation.” Having the “ability” to place The Lord above all else and have the capacity to live on a shelf “above” sin. This wayward doctrinal belief equates saved individuals to have the ability to live a sinless life while sojourning in this world. Another held thought about salvation is that it can be obtained through good works of man. This errant camp believes salvation is acquired through works of obedience. Advocates of this route insist salvation hinges upon their own action and obedience to God rather than solely relying on the supernatural work of God. Proponents of this false belief trust their salvation can be achieved through their own “good” and “moral” work.
None of these wayward beliefs are biblical, produce genuine salvation in the heart, or produce spiritual fruit. Spiritual fruit is always naturally produced in all spiritually regenerated hearts.
The “biblical bubble of Truth” is maintained on a perfectly centered “spiritual plumb line,” according to God’s Word, rather than relying upon a manmade swinging pendulum vacillating between one wild belief and another equally farfetched idea regarding salvation as changing winds of false doctrine blow about in this wicked leaning world.
The Bible can be rightly divided (2 Tim. 2:15), the plan of salvation is simple, free, and easy to comprehend. Sincere salvation always and only revolves around mankind placing faith in God accepting His free gift of new spiritual life made possible through the work of His Son, Jesus Christ, upon the cross at Calvary. Salvation never relies upon any work or good moral action of man, and requires man’s own power to attain and keep his salvation. The work of salvation and preservation of salvation is all of God.
Therefore, in God’s Word it says:
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:8-10 KJV)
God’s Word clearly states there is only one way for mankind to receive salvation in his heart. Salvation is always a work of God through Jesus Christ and never reliant upon work of man lasting forever.