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August 25, 2009

Saved from Hell or Your Sins?

Filed under: Some Famous | Some Not So Famous — pilgrimskeyboard @ 4:18 pm

Studies on Saving Faith

Arthur W. Pink

Is a simple faith in Christ sufficient to save a soul for time and eternity? At the risk of some readers turning away from this article and refusing to read further, we unhesitatingly answer, No, it is not. The Lord Jesus Himself declared, “Except you repent, you shall all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3). Repentance is just as essential to salvation as is believing. Again we read that, “will you know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead” (James 2:20). A “simple faith” which remains alone, a faith which does not purify the heart (Acts 15:9), work by love (Gal. 5:6), and overcome the world (1 John 5:4), will save nobody.

Much confusion has been caused in many quarters through failure to define clearly what it is from which the sinner needs saving. Only too often the thought of many minds is restricted to Hell. But that is a very inadequate conception, and often proves most misleading. The only thing which can ever take any creature to Hell is unrepented and unforgiven sin. Now on the very first page of the New Testament the Holy Spirit has particularly recorded it that, the incarnate Son of God was named “Jesus” because “he shall save his people from their sins” (Matt. 1:21).

… To ask a person if he has been saved from Hell is much more ambiguous than to inquire if he has been saved from his sins | [p. 131-2].

 

What of you dear reader – Have you been saved from Hell or from your sins?

 

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2 Comments »

  1. Good point to ponder.

    Comment by Cindy — August 30, 2009 @ 9:54 am | Reply

  2. Yes!

    Comment by Digital Publius — August 30, 2009 @ 3:08 pm | Reply


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