'BEFORE THE MOUNTAINS WERE BROUGHT FORTH, OR EVER THOU HADST FORMED THE EARTH AND THE WORLD, FROM EVERLASTING TO EVERLASTING THOU ART GOD.' [KJV PSALM 90:2]
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Welcome back this afternoon, my friends. Now, a look at the conversion of the man, 'Saul', would change his name, and we know him as the most prolific writer of the 'books' of the New Testament, 'the Apostle Paul'.
3) When Ananias spoke to Saul in Damascus, Saul was farther along the road of salvation than either the Philippian jailer or the Jews at Pentecost when they asked what to do to be saved. Ananias gave Saul an answer that was appropriate for his need at the time. He told him to be baptized.
Saul already believed on Christ. He had seen Christ in a vision outside the city three days earlier. He had already repented, as demonstrated by his deep remorse as he waited for Ananias to come. During those three days, he fasted and prayed (Acts 9:9,11). When Ananias arrived, he did not need to tell Saul to believe or to repent. Saul had already done those things. All that remained for him to do was to be baptized and symbolically wash away his sins. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Now, we can see that the answers given to those who wanted to know what to do to be saved are entirely consistent and harmonious. The differences in the answers are explained by the differences in the spiritual states of the inquirers at the time they asked the question. All must be - born again. [John 3:15-16]
Therefore, 'where are you, Adam, Eve'? Are you an 'inquirer?' A 'believer' in what you have 'heard', 'read'? Then, have you repented? Been baptized?
An element of salvation not brought out in these three examples but plainly taught elsewhere in the New Testament is confession of one's faith. God requires that one who wants to be saved must publicly profess (confess) belief in Jesus: 'But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation '.(Rom. 10:8-10).
By now, I pray that you understand that God's plan of salvation is consistent and harmonious--strong evidence that the things a person must do to be saved today are no different than the things required when Paul, Silas, Peter, and Ananias were answering the question almost 2000 years ago.
Have you complied with this simple plan for being saved? If you are convinced you are saved but did not follow this Bible plan, what is the basis for your conviction?
As He invites - “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light” [Matthew 11:28–30].
My friends. If there is anyone reading this who has not 'come' to Him, though you have heard Him calling, won't you stop right this minute and take care of the most important issue of your life?
Have you taken care of 'your eternal destiny and destination' by NOW? If not, IN THE PRECIOUS NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, let me urge you to do so. Amen. Amen.
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