“… you can have salvation if you will just come to God His way” Mother Robinson (ref#268).
For all those dying today, satisfying Acts 2:21 is enough for salvation: “…everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’” (ESV)
Actually Acts 2:21 is enough for salvation for all of us. But for us still alive tomorrow and beyond the word, “salvation” becomes multifaceted so that we may experience the full meaning of it—so that we have the opportunity to walk day by day in the joy of it. The Bible goes further to unpack the word, “salvation”: “…if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.” (Rom 10:9-10 ESV)
At Pentecost (Acts 2:1-36), the crowd, convicted of their sin, asked Peter what they needed to do (Acts 2:38): “And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins…” (ESV)
So, all of us who live beyond today are instructed to believe with our heart and repent and confess with our mouth and be baptized which is the outward sign of our inward changed heart. Peter went on to say in Acts 3:19-20: “…repent…so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord; and that He may send Jesus, the Christ appointed for you,” (NASB).
And, the Apostle John adds to our instruction: “…The man who really believes in the Son of God will find God’s testimony in his own heart….God has given men eternal life and this real life is to be found only in his Son. It follows naturally that any man who has genuine contact with Christ has this life; and if he has not, then he does not possess this life at all” (1 John 5:6-12 PHILLIPS).
“Tell Him again that you are sorry for your sins; confess to Him that you must have help; ask Him to take out of you that sinful nature…and to put in its place a new heart that will enjoy good things. Then open the door of your heart, ask Him to come in now and take full control. Give yourself to Him” Mother Robinson (ref#268).
[NOTE: If you are not finding a joy in answering “yes” to these questions posted on this blog and you have repented of your sin and believed in JESUS, know that there is still some part of you that is not submitting to GOD. Ask Him to reveal it, then repent of it and ask Him to send JESUS to come rule your life.]
“The time of love will come,
When we shall clearly see,
Not only that he shed his blood,
But each shall say, ‘For me.’
“[Blest is the man, O God,
Whose mind is stayed on thee;
Who waits for thy salvation, Lord,
Shall thy salvation see.]”
Augustus Toplady (ref#224).