HOST: Michael Whitworth
Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.'
What does it take to enter the kingdom of heaven? It is a question that has been asked many times over the centuries and answered in many different ways. It is an issue that mankind has made complicated and controversial, but Jesus answers the question in a clear, concise, and easy-to-understand way if we will only listen to Him. He tells us that entrance into heaven will not be granted based simply on whether someone is willing to acknowledge, believe in, or call on the name of the Lord. As important as those things are, they are not enough by themselves. Neither will someone be saved by the works they do, even works done in the name of the Lord. Those works, while good and important, can never earn salvation for the one performing them. Jesus says very simply that entrance to the heavenly kingdom will be granted to those who do the will of the Father—those who submit themselves to God, give Him their lives, and live for Him in faith and obedience. Only in this way of life can one truly be cleansed by the blood of Christ and enjoy the gift of salvation. May we all have a heart of submission and a desire to always do the will of our Father.
Why do you think there is so much confusioon the subject of salvation today?
Don’t forget to pray and have a great day!