Wednesday, September 13, 2017

WE CAN'T BE SAVED IF WE ARE FOCUSING ON HOW BAD EVERYONE ELSE IS: WE MUST REPENT TO BE SAVED, Dan Mayfield

When it came to assigning blame, there were times that Jesus chose instead to force people to look at their own faults.
When it comes to the tragedies of hurricanes or the destruction of skyscrapers, the focus should first be to our own sins. I don't mean that justice shouldn't be executed against evil, but the victims should not be judged as if we know they received what they deserved. We should be looking to ourselves and repenting.
- The one without sin should cast the first stone.
- Take the log from your own eye then you can help others.
- Unless you repent, you will perish like the Galileans and the victims of the fall of the tower of Siloam.
When you want to talk about what others are doing, Jesus wants to talk about what you are doing. We might want to assign blame for the man being born blind. But Jesus dismisses these kinds of judgments that men are prone to latch onto.
Jesus said in Luke 13 that you are all just as sinful as any others and unless you repent, you are going to perish (Luke 13:3,5).
When people say there's salvation without repentance, it's "faith alone" they say, know they are false teachers. The Bible shows that salvation comes only when the sinner repents and turns away from sin. Yes, you have to "do something". It's called "obedience of faith" and it's backed up in Scripture (Acts 3:19; 1 Thess 1:3).
So if you want to be saved, look at Acts 2:38-41. God bless you.

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