DOES THE CHURCH SAVE YOU?
The statement has been made many times that “the church does not save you.” Of course, we know that the church is not the savior. Jesus is the Savior (Matt. 1:21); but Jesus saves the church (Eph. 5:23), and the saved are in the church (Acts 2:47.) You can see that the statement “the church is not necessary to salvation,” when applied to the Lord’s church, is false. Continue reading “The Lord’s Church Is Different, by Garland Elkins (part 5)”
Sometimes it takes only the mention of a name for us to see a picture in our mind. The name “Einstein” conjures up the mental picture of an intellectual giant. The name “Benedict Arnold” translates to a traitor, one who would sell out his own country to the enemy. If I were to call someone a “Solomon,” many would perceive that person to be one of considerable wisdom. When I was an 18-year-old high school graduate, I spent my first summer working at Swift & Co., or “the Packing House,” as my father called it. Most of that summer I cleaned out refrigerator cars that had returned from delivering tons of beef to every state in the union. Continue reading “Judas: The Traitor”
Many of the world’s preachers tell the seeking sinner who needs to be saved to “accept Jesus as your personal Savior” or “just receive Jesus,” but fail to tell people how to do it. The human creature needs to be told the specifics. That’s why the Scriptures spell out specific steps a person must comply with in order to be saved. Why can’t the preachers spell out these same biblical steps? As a result, most religious people do not really understand how one receives Jesus. Continue reading “HOW DOES ONE RECEIVE JESUS? by Marvin Rickett”