The BIBLE VIEW #943 — Salvation

In This Issue:
The Question and Answers
Two Eternal Destinations

Volume: 943    February 5, 2024
Theme: Salvation

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The Question and Answers
Bill Brinkworth

If you were to die today, tomorrow, or 100 years from now, are you sure you would go to Heaven?

“I think I would.”

“But, the Bible teaches that it should not be an I-guess-I’m-saved salvation.  You can and should know you are saved.  No guessing should be involved.”
“These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” I John 5:13
“But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,)” Mark 2:10  Also: Luke 5:24.
“By this shall all men know [one’s godly behavior will make one’s salvation apparent to even others} that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” John 13:35
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” John 5:24 — God’s promise is one will be saved if one believes what He said.


“If you were to die today, tomorrow, or 100 years from now, are you sure you would go to Heaven?

“I know Jesus.”

“Satan knows Jesus, has talked to Him, and even knows what God’s Word says, but he will not be spending an eternity in Heaven.  Knowing about Jesus and what He has done for sinners is not enough!”
“Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil… 3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread… 6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee….” Mark 4:1-11

“Satan will one day be permanently bound in Hell even though He knew God’s son.”
“And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.” Revelations 20:10

“If you were to die today, tomorrow, or 100 years from now, are you sure you would go to Heaven?

“I believe in God.”

“Satan and the devils believe in God, but they are not saved from the Lake of Fire.  To be a child of God requires more than knowing who He is.”

“One must know they are a sinner bound for the Lake of Fire.  They must also understand that the only way to escape eternal torment is by trusting Christ’s payment for our iniquities.  Jesus paid for our sins with His blood.  Accepting His payment is the only way anyone will escape Hell, not by works, religious rites, religious affiliation, or being good.”
“Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.” James 2:19
“And, behold, they [devils] cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God?  art thou come hither to torment us before the time?” Matthew 8:29
“Saying, Let us [devils] alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth?  art thou come to destroy us?  I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.” Mark 1:24

“If you were to die today, tomorrow, or 100 years from now, are you sure you would go to Heaven?

“I go to church.  I am very religious.”

“Church is a good place to learn what the Bible has for us to know and an excellent place to serve God, but no church affiliation or attendance will get anyone higher than the coffin lid.

“According to the Bible, many religious people hindered Jesus and His work.  It was some of that crowd that was responsible for His death.  So, just attending church or being a member of some religion has nothing to do with being saved from one’s sins and bound for Heaven.

“Jesus had much to say about the ‘religious’ but unsaved temple/church attenders:”
“O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.” Matthew 12:34  
“Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?” Luke 3:7
“Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?” Matthew 23:33

“If you were to die today, tomorrow, or 100 years from now, are you sure you would go to Heaven?

“I’m a good person.  I have helped many and done many good deeds.”

“Compared to others, you may be not as bad as them, but the Bible says:”
“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:” Romans 3:10
“The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.” Psalm 10:4
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9

“If you were to die today, tomorrow, or 100 years from now, are you sure you would go to Heaven?”

“There is no God, so I will not waste my time worrying about my eternity and trying to please Him.  When one dies, that’s the end of them.”

“One day, all even the God-deniers will realize they were wrong.  There is a God that one day all, at two different judgments, will stand before.”
“The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.  They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.” Psalm 14:1  Also: Psalm 53:1.
“For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” Romans 14:11
“That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;” Philippians 2:10

“If you were to die today, tomorrow, or 100 years from now, are you sure you would go to Heaven?”

“Yes, I would.  One day, I realized I was a sinner with no hope of any place but Hell.  All my iniquities grieved my soul.  But, I understood now that there was one that paid for ALL my sins.

“That person was Jesus.  I begged Him to forgive my wickedness against God.  I knew there was nothing I could do to earn Heaven.  He did it all!

“The only hope I had was trusting on Jesus’ sacrificed blood on Calvary’s Cross that was shed for what I had done.  I then asked Him to be my Saviour, and He accepted.

“So, when I die, although not worthy, Jesus is my Saviour.  He died so I could go to Heaven one day.  Now I am determined to do all I can for Him, as He has done so much for me.”

“To be almost saved is to be totally losts —Author Unknown

Two Eternal Destinations
C. H. Spurgeon

The Czar had died suddenly, and in the dead of night, one of the counselors of the empire came to Princess Elizabeth and said to her, “You must come at once and take possession of the crown.” She hesitated, for there were difficulties in the way, and she did not desire the position.

He then said, “Now, sit down, Princess.” Then he drew her two pictures.  One was the picture of herself and the Count thrown into prison, racked with tortures, and presently both brought out to die beneath the axe.  “That,” he said, “you can have, if you like.”

The other picture was of herself with the imperial crown of all the Russias on her brow, all the princes bowing before her, and all the nations doing her homage.  “That,” he said, “is the other side of the decision.  Tonight, your Majesty must choose which it shall be.” With the two decisions vividly depicted before her mind’s eye, she did not hesitate long but cast in her choice for the crown.

I lack the skill to draw such a picture of the decision you must make.  You will either sink forever down in deeper and yet deeper woe, filled with remorse because you brought it all upon yourself, or else, if you decide for Christ and trust in Him, you shall enter into the bliss of those who forever and forever, without grief, enjoy felicity before the throne of God.

To my mind, there ought to be no halting as to the choice.  Make the right decision!  I pray God’s Holy Spirit will help you make it today.  The choice of Heaven or Hell is yours alone: torment or bliss.  What is your decision?

“Worry not who are, but whose you are!” —  Spurgeon

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