I AIN'T BUILDING NO STINKING ARK BY STEVE FINNELL
Was Noah saved by faith only?
Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned by God about things not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his household, by which he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.
What if Noah had said, "I ain't building no stinking ark; because building an ark would be a good work and works cannot save us from perishing in the flood?"
What if Noah had said, "Me and my family trust God to save us from the great flood, I ain't building no stinking ark because; we are going to be saved by faith only?"
What if Noah had said, "Building the ark was just an act of obedience, and had nothing to do with saving me and my household from drowning in the flood?"
What if Noah had said, "The eight of us were saved from drowning in the flood the very moment we trusted God, but we built the ark as a testimony of our faith to the community?"
What if Noah had said, "Obedience to God's plan, for our salvation, had nothing to do with our survival on the ark; we were saved by faith alone?"
If the preceding scenarios had, in fact, been Noah's attitude, HOW DO THINK THAT WOULD HAVE WORKED OUT FOR HIM?"
1 Peter 3:20-21 .....eight persons, were brought safely through the water. 21 Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you.......
When men, today, consider if water baptism is essential for them to be saved, would it be wise to say, "I AIN'T BUILDING NO STINKING ARK, BECAUSE I AM GOING TO BE SAVED BY, FAITH ONLY?"
(All Scripture quotes from: NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)