Dennis Gaylor (17 Nov 2011)
"from "Salvation for Dummies""


 
If you have earnestly received Jesus into your heart as Lord, Savior and
God, YOU'RE SAVED.

When Jesus died on the cross He PAID FOR EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOUR SINS
(Revelation 13:8).

There are NO SINS (plural) that "keep people out of heaven". There is ONLY
ONE sin (singular) that keeps people out of heaven and that is NOT
receiving Jesus as Lord, Savior and God (Mark 16:16; John 3:16; Romans
10:9).

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 says those sins keep people out of God's Kingdom,
ONLY IF those people have NOT received Christ into their hearts. If they
HAVE received Christ, they are forgiven for all eternity, and their sins
FOREVER ERASED (Hebrews 9:12; 10:14).

WE HAVE NO RIGHTEOUSNESS of our own. NONE. Zero.
The ONLY RIGHTEOUSNESS you and I will ever have is Jesus' Righteousness.

According to 2 Corinthians 5:21 His Righteousness, His SINLESSNESS, is
credited to us FREELY, by Grace when we receive Jesus into our hearts.

And that's ALL THE RIGHTEOUSNESS YOU NEED.

Jesus said "if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and
believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, YOU WILL BE
SAVED" (Romans 10:9).

It all boils down to this: Do you have MORE FAITH in your sin's ability to
damn you than in Jesus' Blood to save you?

Salvation is NOT BY WORKS (Ephesians 2:8,9).
Therefore our WORKS (good or bad) have NOTHING to do with it.

(attributed to christconnection.net)


Dennis Gaylor