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The Simplicity of Being Saved


He who will lay hold of Christ’s righteousness need not wait one moment that he himself may blot out his own sins. He need not wait until he has made a suitable repentance before he may take hold upon Christ’s righteousness. We do not understand the matter of salvation. It is just as simple as ABC. But we don’t understand it. {FW 64.3}


Now, how is it that a man will repent? Is it anything of himself? No; because the natural heart is at enmity with God. Then how can the natural heart stir itself up to repentance when it has no power to do so? What is it that brings man to repentance? It is Jesus Christ. How does He bring man to repentance? There are a thousand ways that He may do this. {FW 64.4}


The God of heaven is working upon human minds all the time. An invitation is given in the Word of God, and it is not only given there, but it is given by all those who believe on Jesus Christ and are revealing Christ in their characters. They may not preach a discourse; they may not come directly to a person and speak to him in regard to his condition of impenitence, yet such a one sees when brought into connection with any of the disciples of Jesus Christ that there is something there that he does not have. The Pharisees saw that there was something in the disciples that they could not interpret. They saw something wonderful and were settled in their minds that the disciples had been listening to Jesus and they had learned their lessons from Him. {FW 64.5}


There are the impressions that are going forth all the time. There is an atmosphere that surrounds the human soul and that atmosphere is a heavenly atmosphere or a hellish atmosphere. There are but two distinct lines. Either we are on Christ’s side of the question or on the enemy’s side. And if we are continually drawing rays of divine light from glory, angels of God are around about us and there is an atmosphere that surrounds the human soul. Our very attitude, our very words, witness genuine conversion to all who come within the sphere of our influence. “The Spirit and the bride say come, and let him that heareth say come, and let him that is athirst come.” {FW 65.1}


Now that we are branches of the Living Vine we will be nourished by the sap that flows from the Vine. It flows all the time to every branch, and every branch will bear fruit to the glory of God. “It is your Father’s good pleasure” “that ye bear much fruit.” Well then, what is our position? It must be a position of living faith. {FW 65.2}

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Romans 10:9
"If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."

 

THAT is "simplicity of being saved" not your wall of text from a source outside of scripture.

"A sign that you are saved is your belief in God's Word and SOP which teach us about Him."

A sign you are a false teacher is to contradict biblical scripture as you do.

 

Once again, Romans 10:9: "If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."

 

"There are many mouths and hearts full of satanic sentiments so they may confess they believe in God's Word claiming they are saved but confession from such is merely a deception."

 

CONFESS,PROFESS,ADHERE TO IN FAITH

Can one decieve God MsMS? Impossible.

ROMANS 10:8-10  <READ>>>

 

10:8 But what does it say? The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart: that is, the word of faith of which we are the preachers:

10:9 Because, if you say with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and have faith in your heart that God has made him come back from the dead, you will have salvation:

10:10 For with the heart man has faith to get righteousness, and with the mouth he says that Jesus is Lord to get salvation.

Hi Barek.

 

You probably already know that Bible students don't establish a doctrine with one text or verse of Scripture. God's children know that the truth of His word is sustained by at least two witnesses. 

 

If the verses you quote receive no further explanation, there is the possibility that someone may be mislead about salvation. Further explanation is given by the Bible and the Spirit of prophecy.

 

Let's deal with confession first. Notice in the following Bible verse that true confession is connected with change in attitude about sin. I am using the King James version of the Bible. I know you quoted from another version but I don't know what version you are using. 

 

He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. (Proverbs 28:13)

 

The Spirit of prophecy also tells us when confession is acceptable to God.

 

Confession will not be acceptable to God without sincere repentance and reformation. There must be decided changes in the life; everything offensive to God must be put away. This will be the result of genuine sorrow for sin. {SC 39.1} God will always accept confession, if the evil that has been done is repented of. {RH, May 31, 1906 par. 6}

 

Now let's look at believing - Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. (James 2:19)

 

It would be hard to prove that Satan and evil angels don't believe in their heart that Jesus is Lord. Even demons confessed who He was when He was on the earth.

 

This is why it is probably better to give a more complete explanation of the true meaning of the verses you quoted by comparing Scripture with Scripture and not attempt to make a doctrine using one verse from the Bible. 

 

After all, shouldn't we, who profess to have advanced light on the Scriptures be helping unbelievers and misguided souls to understand what the verse really means ? Is it a good thing to let someone continue along in misunderstanding about spiritual truths ? 

 

Give the whole truth as it is in Jesus Christ. 

 

Thank you for allowing my reply

After all, shouldn't we, who profess to have advanced light on the Scriptures be helping unbelievers and misguided souls to understand what the verse really means ?

 

And why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but do not perceive the plank in your own eye?

Everything you posted regarding confession is in reference to the CONFESSION OF SIN.

It is quite clear that Romans 10:9-10 is speaking about adherence in faith in relation to the word "confess".

 

 

Romans 10:9-10

"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."  

 

I'd advise all to read ROMANS CHAPTER 10.

Hi Barek.

 

I'm sorry that you misunderstood my remark at the end. I was commenting upon our duty as Seventh Day Adventists in particular to help others who may not understand or have the light upon the Scriptures as we are privileged to have. For some reason, you have turned that into something about judging one's brother. 

 

Barek said: Everything you posted regarding confession is in reference to the CONFESSION OF SIN.

It is quite clear that Romans 10:9-10 is speaking about adherence in faith in relation to the word "confess".

 

Yes..everything I posted regarded confession is regarding CONFESSION OF SIN...

because all true confession is of the same principle. A change will be seen in the character and life. No one can confess Christ without confession of sin. Go back and read it again. 

 

Now if you want something more specific and directly to the point - 

 

He who would confess Christ must have Christ abiding in him. {DA 357.2}

 

No one can confess Christ unless the mind and Spirit of Christ are in him. The fruits of the Spirit are manifested outwardly, and these are a confession of Christ.  {4bSG 93.1}

 

It is possible with our lips to confess Christ, yet in our works to deny him. If we have forsaken all for Christ, we shall manifest in our lives humility, our conversation will be heavenly, our conduct blameless. The powerful purifying influence of truth in the soul, and the character of Christ exemplified in the life, are a confession of Christ. {4bSG 93.2}

 

The gospel of Christ must be presented in its simplicity; but no one can communicate that which he has not received. In order to confess Christ, he must have Christ abiding in his own heart. In words and deeds there must be a visible representation of Christ.  {BEcho, March 1, 1892 par. 4}

 

Let us take heed that while we confess Christ with our lips, we do not deny him in our actions, and thus lead souls in the way of rebellion. No man can truly confess Christ, unless the spirit of Christ is in him. {YI, December 2, 1897 par. 3}

 

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