Monday, March 13, 2017


There is a popular doctrine that states, "Just believe in Jesus and you will be saved and can never be lost." Is it true?

Demons believed, they knew who Jesus was and even confessed Him. Were they saved? No.

Mark1:23-24 Now there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit. And cried out, 24 saying , "Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know who You are---the Holy One of God!'' (NKJV)

Simply believing does not guarantee salvation.

John 12:42-43 Nevertheless even among the rulers many believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue; 43 for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. (NKJV)

Simply believing does not guarantee salvation.

Luke 8:13 "But the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away. (NKJV)

Simply believing cannot save anyone if they fall away. Yes, some people stop believing.

John 8:31 The Jesus said to those Jews who believe Him, "If you abide in My word you are My disciples indeed.(NKJV) John 15:6 "If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. (NKJV)

Jesus said those who abide in His word are His disciples.

Are those who reject water immersion as being essential for salvation abiding in the word of Jesus. (Mark 16:16 "He who believes and is baptized will be saved...(NKJV)

Are those who say infants are guilty of Adam's sin; abiding in the word of Jesus?

Are those who baptize unbelieving infants; abiding in the word of Jesus?

Are those who worship the Virgin Mary by praying to her; abiding in the word of Jesus?

Are those who say God has selected them for salvation, but selected their friends to burn in hell; abiding in the word of Jesus?

Matthew 7:21-23 "Not everyone who says  to Me,'Lord, Lord shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven...............23.....depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!. (NKJV)

Simply believing in Jesus cannot save anyone.

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