Occasionally I meet people who know they have a spiritual need but are reluctant to make a personal commitment to Christ. Although they have seen what faith in Christ has done for others, they are confused by the advice they get from some good churchgoing people.
One man told me he had been advised to join a particular church to be saved. Someone else said he had to be baptized in a particular church. Others spoke vaguely about trying to obey the Sermon on the Mount. One of his friends said he needed to go through a period of intense sorrow for sin before he could expect God to save him.
Frankly, I don’t blame that confused man for saying to me, “I don’t want to read any pamphlets or tracts. Show me right the Bible how I can be saved.” So I took up his challenge. We started looking up passages in Romans, just reading the text and talking about it. By the time we reached the 5th chapter, he said, “It’s clear to me now. All I need to do is place my trust in Jesus Christ.” He did, and he found peace.
We have saving faith when we believe what the Bible says about us and about Jesus Christ, and when we act upon that truth by placing our trust in Him.
If you have never done so, trust Jesus today. – Herbert Vander Lugt
God sent His Son to die for us;
No other lie would do.
So why not trust in Christ today,
Accept His gift to you. – J. D. Branon
We are saved not what we do but by trusting what Christ has done.
- May 9, 1992, Our Daily Bread