- One can believe the death, burial and resurrection of Christ and not be saved.
- One can believe in Christ and not be saved.
- One can believe He existed in times past on this earth and not be saved.
- One can believe there’s a God and not be saved.
- One can follow Christ according to His earthly ministry in Matthew, Mark, Luke & John and not be saved.
- One can have faith in God and that He will save you when you die and not be saved.
- There are many who believe that Christ walked this earth in times past, that He existed and that He died on Calvary’s cross, that He was buried and rose again, but they aren’t saved.
Believing in Christ’s death, burial and resurrection doesn’t save your soul as we can see with thousands of mainline, institutionalised so-called Christians (Denominationalists) and some Mid-Acts Pauline Dispensationalists.
It’s BELIEVING His death for one’s sins, His burial and resurrection FOR YOUR SALVATION, it is BELIEVING that His finished work on Calvary’s cross for your sins and His resurrection HAS THE POWER TO SAVE YOUR SOUL. There is a huge and important difference.
Mainline, institutionalised denominationalists believe in Christ’s death for their sins (but they believe that since He died for them, one has to work to be free of sin), they believe he was buried and rose again – all one has to do is switch on the TV around Ishtar and see how the Roman Catholics, Church of England, Church of Christ and other denominationalists celebrate Christ’s death, burial and resurrection around March/April every year. Yet they do not believe it for their salvation. In short: they deny the saving power of the gospel.
Instead they turn it into a salvation of their flesh: He died for your sins, so you must reciprocate the offer and work to get rid of same in your life in order to please Him who died for you. Endure to the end (conditional) – place all your burdens and sin upon Him, which is actually Israel’s doctrine for salvation for times to come (Hebrews to Revelation – tribulation doctrine). They see Him as the perfect lamb or God, without spot or blemish whereupon they can lay their sin. Israel’s perfect sacrifice.
They believe He was buried and rose again on the 3rd day? – which is debatable when one looks at the “Easter weekend” Do the calculation.
They profess that He sits on the right hand side of God in heaven – to hear their calls of distress and praises and so offer daily and continual relief of same and hand out rewards for praising His name – if one has faith (conditional). This is where they place their faith – in God for daily relief of their earthly problems.
Therefore, one can trust in Christ and not be saved. One can trust Christ for one’s salvation, but on what basis? That He is God and God saves? That your prayed a sinner’s prayer and asked Him into your heart/asked Him to save you? Asking God to save you, won’t save your soul.
God already provided the means for your salvation – all you have to do now is BELIEVE it.
Christ wasn’t just some historical or imaginary figure like Ghandi, Buddha, Krishna, Mohammed, fill in the blank space, who one simply has to believe/trust/have faith in, and hopefully, just maybe you will be go to heaven when you die.
“Being like Jesus” or asking oneself “what would Jesus do” will see you in hell. Jesus’ earthly ministry was to Israel in times past, it’s not applicable for heathen Gentiles and apostate/lo-ammi Israel today. Things have moved on since then. All one has to do is study one’s Authorised King James Bible rightly divided to confirm this fact.
Not all paths lead to God or heaven, and believing/trusting/having faith in Christ on the basis of who He and that He walked this earth in times past, won’t save your soul.
Mid-Acts Pauline Right Division is a faith, not a religion. It is the faith of Christ whereby those who believe that Christ died for their sins – all of them, and that He was buried and rose again for their salvation, i.e., the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ on Calvary’s Cross and His resurrection – ARE SAVED – present tense, not WILL BE SAVED – future tense.
If you deny the gospel’s power to save, i.e., Christ’s redemptive work on Calvary’s Cross and His resurrection you are bound to spend eternity separated from God.
The choice is yours as an individual. What do you BELIEVE saves your eternal soul?