of us like sheep have gone astray.
Each of us has turned to his own way
but the LORD has caused the iniquity of us
to fall on Him. (Isaiah 53:6, cp Jn 1:29-n,
Isa 53:5, 1Pe 2:24, 25-n)
in the LORD and He reckoned it to him as righteousness. (Genesis 15:6, cp
Gal 3:8, 16, Acts 16:31)
HERE IS THE GOSPEL (GOOD NEWS)
GOD GIVES SINFUL MEN TO BELIEVE IN THAT THEY MIGHT LIVE FOREVER WITH
For I delivered to you as of
first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our
sins (2Co 5:21-note) according to the Scriptures
(even in the OT, cp Gal 3:8), and that He was buried
and that He was raised on the third day (Ro 6:4-note) according to the
Scriptures, and that He appeared to Cephas (Peter), then to the
twelve (Acts 1:3). (1Cor 15:3-5-note)
"I said therefore
that you shall die in your sins;
for unless you believe that I am He,
you shall die in your sins."
"The time is fulfilled,
and the kingdom of God is at hand;
repent and believe in the Gospel."
"I tell you, no, but
unless you repent,
you will all likewise perish."
"And why do you call
Me, 'Lord, Lord,'
and do not do what I say?
"For whoever wishes to
save his life
shall lose it;
but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel's
shall save it.
"Strive to enter by the
narrow door; for many,
I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able."
"Enter by the narrow
for the gate is wide, and the way is broad
that leads to
and many are those who enter by it.
For the gate is small, and the way is narrow
that leads to life,
and few are those who find it."
(Matthew 7:13, 14-note)
"I am the way, and the
truth, and the life;
no one comes to the Father, but through Me."
= Do it now! Don't
delay! It it urgent!)
in the Lord Jesus,
and you shall be saved...
Jesus Christ died for us, in our place, as our Substitutionary Sacrificial
"Lamb" (the One to Whom all the Old Testament sacrifices had been
pointing, cp Jn 1:29-note,
1Co 5:7 and Ex 12:5, 6, 13, 7, 21, 1Pe 1:18, 19-note).
He truly died and was buried (Jn 19:30). He was truly resurrected from the
dead (Jn 11:25, 26, Ps 16:10-note,
Acts 2:31NLT, Acts 17:32, 24:15, 26:23, Ro 1:4NLT-note,
1Co 15:21NLT, 1Pe 1:3-note,
He truly appeared alive after His rising from the dead (Acts 1:3, Mk
16:14NLT. He truly ascended (Acts 1:9). He will surely return again (Acts
1:11, Jn 14:3, Rev 1:7, 8-note,
Mt 24:30, 25:31, 1Th 1:10-note).
He must be received by grace through faith and not by our works of
"righteousness" lest anyone boast (Ep 2:8, 9-note).
Dear reader, would you today ponder the reality of a Christ-less eternity
and "believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved" (Acts 16:31)
and you will become a new creature in Christ (2Cor 5:17-note) with a new hope of eternal life with Christ (Jn 14:3, 1Thes 4:17-note,
Rev 22:3, 4, 5-note). Even in the Old Testament the call of the
Messiah, Christ Jesus, has always been...
(Command to "look" Isa
45:22KJV) to Me, and be saved, all the ends of the earth,
for I am God, and there is no other. (Isa 45:22) (Note: This is the
passage the Holy Spirit used to lead the "prince of preachers", Charles
Haddon Spurgeon, to salvation in Christ Jesus - read
Spurgeon's Personal Testimony)
Then he (Abram = Abraham)
believed in the LORD and He reckoned it to him as righteousness. (cp
Ge 15:6NLT, cp Gal 3:8, 16, Ro 4:2 3-note
Ro 4:4 5-note)
(Note: Salvation in the Old Testament is the same way as in the New
Testament - by grace through faith - and not based on works of self
righteousness or keeping the Law or performing the sacrifices! (cp Ro
See my Personal Testimony to God's amazing grace to
save a wretch like me.