The Gospel

If you are unsure of your salvation, I would greatly encourage you to listen to this sermon:

From: Young Christian, Volume 5 (slightly edited.)

I desire to press upon you a pointed and solemn question. Do not, I pray you, hand it over to another for reply, while you yourself leave it unanswered. Are you saved? Now, I leave you to answer it to the God who created you, and to your own heart and conscience, while, for the present, I would very briefly tell you of-
"God manifest in the flesh,"-the eternal lover of our souls! He came down from heights of glory. He assumed holy humanity. Eternal as to His existence, divine as to His being, and distinct as to His personality, down, down He came, traveling in the greatness of His love until the lowest point was reached - Calvary's depth of woe. Himself the holy One, undefiled, spotless, and pure, He entered into a scene of unmixed agony and woe, in which, if any of the sons of men had stood, it were impossible ever to pass into the light and glory of God's own presence. His blessed feet stood in the raging flood. The billows of divine wrath spent themselves upon Him. His was the cry which told out the agony of His soul when suffering for our sin - "My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?" Now, for all believing on Him, Christ has made a complete, sufficient propitiation for sin, abolished death, and defeated Satan. Jesus Christ of Nazareth, crucified, hath God raised from the dead. "Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved" (Acts 4:12). Turn to Him now, dear reader; for, although in glory and His ear filled with praise, sweet and precious to Him is the cry and the coming of a repentant sinner to Himself. 
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, 
as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering 
to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all 
should come to repentance. ~2 Peter 3:9  

"I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish." (Luke 13:5)

Jesus said: "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." ~Matthew 11:28

"Neither is there salvation in any other: for 
there is none other name under heaven given
 among men, whereby we must be saved." 
~Acts 4:12.

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)

Perhaps you ask...but how can I know for sure if I am really saved? I want to be...I think I am...I made a profession years ago, but I am not completely sure! I advise you, go to God's Word. Read especially from the book of 1 John, and compare yourself with the marks of a true believer laid out in that book. Rely not on your feelings or experiences, or prayers you've prayed! Nothing short of true, living faith in Christ will save you...and this will be evidenced by a holy desire for obedience to Him. "It is not the absence of sin, but the grieving over it which distinguishes the child of God from empty professors." -A.W. Pink

 "Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? 
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

Acts 16:29-31 

It's not your prayers and's not your's not your works that will save you. It's Jesus Christ. He shed His Blood, died in your place, rose again, and finished the work you can never do.  

All my words will be but emptiness to you unless the Lord blesses His own precious Word to your heart, which is my earnest prayer for anyone reading this who does not know the Lord. Rather than multiply my own words more, I repeat now the words that John the Baptist cried out, and leave you with this: 

"Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sins of the world!"  



"I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6b)

"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" (Romans 3:23)

"Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:" (Romans 5:12)

"If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us." (1 John 1:10)

"And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:" (Acts 17:30)

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)

"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners. Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8)

"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." (Romans 10:9)

"For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." (Romans 10:10)

"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Romans 10:13)

"But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:" (John 1:12)

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