Many times we have heard people say, “God will save all good people.” This implies that there are good people in all churches who will be saved. It also implies that there may even be good people who have never been members of any church who will also be saved. Will all good people be saved? What does the Bible say?
The Bible teaches that one can never be good enough to be saved by his own goodness. If people could be saved by their good deeds, then it would not have been necessary for Christ to die for our sins. The Apostle Paul wrote: “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast” (Ephesians 2:8,9). Continue reading “Will All Good People Be Saved?”
Our word “baptize” is transliterated from the original Greek word “baptizo“, which means to immerse. All Bible dictionaries define the word “baptizo” only as immerse, dip or plunge. “Baptizo” does not mean sprinkle or pour. If our Lord had wanted people to be sprinkled, he would have inspired the New Testament writers to use the Greek word “rhantizo“. If our Lord wanted people to be poured He would have inspired New Testament writers to use the Greek word “katacheo”. But He didn’t, so “baptizo” was used, which can only mean to immerse. Continue reading “Baptism Is Immersion by Ron Boatwright”
by Gus Nichols (1892-1975)
Jailer’s Question Answered
When the jailer asked “What must I do to be saved?” (Acts 16:30), he knew little or nothing about Christ and had no faith in Him. However, the earthquake of the occasion and the miracle in evidence confirmed the fact that Paul and Silas were servants of God. In answer to his question they began at the very first and said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” This was a sort of blanket proposition meaning that he would have to obey Christ and trust in Him for salvation.
Continue reading “What Must I Do To Be Saved? (Part 2)”