THE THREE REQUIREMENTS OF TRUE SALVATION” – PART ONE
The Christians of today are in total denial of “Scriptural truths” plainly stated but redacted and erased by modern theologians, and Christian leaders of all types. They are literally leading millions of Christians to eternal ruin, just as Christ and Peter, among others, warned would happen. Modern Christians cannot and will not adhere to SOUND DOCTRINE, and cannot HEAR IT, having itching ears and blind eyes and have been turned unto fables. One would think they might be concerned over Bible warnings to make sure they are “in the faith” but are apparently totally apathetic to Biblical truth.
So what is the REAL TRUTH concerning true and authentic salvation vs. the liars and deceivers that populate the seminaries, pulpits, TV and radio waves today, posing as preachers, teachers, evangelists and prophetic “scholars.” The Bible clearly warns of them and tells you ever so bluntly that if you follow them you will go to hell and never see heaven at all.
There are only THREE requirements laid down by Jesus Christ for the world if they want to escape the Fallen, evil Matrix and find eternal life in heaven. All three of them are denied, ridiculed, mocked and destroyed by modern Christians, and if fact they are called SATANIC. “You bring another Christ, another gospel!”, they scream. Whenever TRUE SCRIPTURE is mentioned to them, they cannot hear it. Having said that, these poor folks are those Jesus mentioned in Revelation. “They knowest NOT” that they are hell-bound sinners and never understood the simplicity of the Cross!!
The Three “R’s” Of True Salvation:
- SEEK OUT CHRIST and FIND HIM
- UNDERGO THE DIVINE LOVE JUDGMENT & AGREE WITH HIM
- ACCEPT HIS OFFER TO COVER YOU WITH HIS ROBE OF DIVINE LOVE.
If one has undergone that they are indeed saved forever. It is that simple, but all of this is totally DENIED AND CLASSIFIED AS SATANIC by all of modern Christian thought and practice. However, all of the above is easy to prove by Scripture and Scripture alone.
FIRST SEEK OUR CHRIST AND FIND HIM BECAUSE OUR HEARTS ARE EVIL AND WICKED; LOST:
This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event unto all: yea, also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.
9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
10 I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
But for more of that, read this:
3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
The God who created the multiverse, all of the stars, galaxies and all of everything will come down and visit the INDIVIDUAL and save them IF they comply with His Command.
God loves you and He sent Jesus into this fallen world to save all who would come to him via the strait gate and narrow way, the only way given to all of humanity. This strait gate and narrow way are how one is to come to the LIGHT OF DIVINE LOVE and have their deeds judged and be pardoned. If refused, then they die and go the land of the dead – hell itself.
So the question is, how do we FIND CHRIST?
34 Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
35 For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the Lord.
God is a MYSTERY, HIDDEN AWAY, A SECRET. ONLY THOSE THAT SEARCH FOR HIM WITH ALL THEIR HEART, MIND AND SOUL SHALL FIND HIM, BUT THE INVITATION IS OPEN TO ALL, AND THE POWER TO DO SO HE GIVES TO ALL WHO WANT TO FIND HIM!
20 Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:
21 She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,
22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
24 Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;
25 But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;
27 When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.
28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:
29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord:
30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
Nothing could be more bluntly stated. They hated knowledge; they refused His Counsel. They would have none of His Reproof. What is that? Enter in at the STRAIT GATE and walk the NARROW WAY unto LIFE (Jesus Christ Himself).
2 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;
2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;
3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;
4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;
5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.
6 For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.
8 He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.
9 Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.
10 When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;
11 My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction:
12 For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.
13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
15 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
16 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.
17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.
19 The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.
20 By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.
21 My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:
22 So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.
23 Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.
24 When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.
25 Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.
26 For the Lord shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken
17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.
18 Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness.
So it is that this wisdom, this understanding is more precious than anything else in life. However, notice one must SEARCH FOR HER, SEEK HER OUT, FIND HER and RETAIN HER. This searching for Christ is not easy, it takes effort and time and patience. But it brings true life, true love, true peace.
Searching God out is different than “belief” or “faith”. It takes both to prod you into ACTION, and not sit in your easy chair thinking about it. GET OUT YOUR SCRIPTURE, YOUR WORD STUDIES and ask God The Father to show you TRUTH and that you DESIRE TRUTH MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE IN THIS WORLD, WHICH OFFERS YOU NOTHING BUT ETERNAL RUIN AND DEATH! GET IT? Jeremiah 29:11-13:
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
Notice the conditional phrase WHEN. Salvation is CONDITIONAL. You need to know the CONDITIONS that Jesus lays down for Him to save you.
Song of Solomon 5:6
I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul failed when he spake: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer.”
It may seem He is not with you, but He is. He is testing you, testing your patience, your endurance. Testing you every day and what your priorities really are. Never give up your learning, your study, your effort no matter what, make no excuses to yourself, nor quit and turn aside to the cares and pleasure of this world, be they TV. movies, internet, reading books that are of no avail, hobbies, friends, relatives, bosses, circumstances – let NOTHING stop your search until you find Him. Check your hours and ask yourself, I am in the world, doing nothing but worldly stuff that leads to eternal ruin? How many hours a day do I worry about this or that that is of this world? Am I a Mary or a Martha? If too much of a Martha, stop and review – am I really in the faith or am I fooling myself? That applies to all men as well.
Now for those who say all of this is “Old Testament” and does not apply, let’s take a look at some New Testament admonitions to STUDY TO SHOW YOURSELF APPROVED (Regenerated) unto God: Mark 12:29-34:
29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
32 And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:
33 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.
34 And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.
All of these are a LOVE TYPE – DIVINE AGAPE, and one cannot DIVINELY LOVE unless one if BORN AGAIN, BORN FROM ABOVE.
Jesus said this, as well in Matthew 7:
7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?
11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Now why do you suppose that Jesus speaks about this STRAIT GATE and NARROW WAY that leads one to eternal life right after telling you to ASK, SEEK, KNOCK? A word study will show you that these asking, seeking and knocking are not what we think of today, but rather A BEGGING, A REAL SEEKING, A CONTINUAL KNOCKING UNTIL YOU FIND CHRIST!!
In Hebrews, we find another clue:
5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Again, notice the CONDITION, DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM. God is hidden, a secret, you must search Him out to FIND HIM, otherwise he remains a HIDDEN MYSTERY.
11 And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:
12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
The word DILIGENT(LY) is interesting:
ἐκζητέω – ekzēteō – ek-zay-teh’-o
From G1537 and G2212; to search out, that is, (figuratively) investigate, crave, demand, (by Hebraism) worship: – en- (re-) quire, seek after (carefully, diligently).
Can you testify to this? Or have the cares and pleasures of this world slowly ensnared you into them? Be careful and examine yourself, do not lie to yourself. Is FINDING GOD the TOP & ONLY PRIORITY in your life? Only you can answer that. If you once had GREAT ZEAL has it faded? Have you lost your FIRST LOVE TO FIND HIM? Jesus commands us to REPENT!
4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
The Word FIRST means ABOVE ALL OTHER THINGS. Perhaps that is why we are told to STUDY, not just read, but dig into the meanings of words, to investigate, to think about, “here a little and there a little, line upon line, precept upon precept.
2 Timothy 2:15
15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
The word study:
Σπουδάζω – spoudazō – spoo-dad’-zo
From G4710; to use speed, that is, to make effort, be prompt or earnest: – do (give) diligence, be diligent (forward), endeavour, labour, study.
Δόκιμος – dokimos – dok’-ee-mos
From G1380; properly acceptable (current after assayal), that is, approved: – approved, tried.
The TRIAL or to be TRIED is done via the STRAIT GATE and NARROW WAY, there is no other way offered to humanity. Humanity either enters in and walks the walk and FINDS CHRIST or HE REFUSES, offering up all kinds of rationales and excuses, offering up their own theology or some preacher, teacher, evangelists and prophetic ministries SINNER’S PRAYER or simple ABC’s of salvation excuse that sends you to eternal ruin. The choice is yours, but the warnings of Jesus, John, Paul, Peter and others still stand. Ignore them and you will NOT EVER SEE HEAVEN NO MATTER HOW CONVINCED YOU ARE THAT YOU ARE SAVED.
Have you STOOD BEFORE JESUS CHRIST? HAVE YOU BEEN SHOWN WHAT DIVINE LOVE IS BY THE ETERNAL GOD? BY DIRECT REVELATION? If not, no matter what you may believe or be positive of, it is a DIRECT REQUIREMENT, THE FIRST REQUIREMENT TO BE ETERNALLY SAVED.
I cannot make anyone study and search God out. I can only implore one, beg one to do so because I want ALL TO BE SAVED, and ALL TO COME TO TRUE BIBLICAL REPENTANCE. I can SHOW you how to FIND THE TRUTH, but it is all up to you in this day of easy and instant gratification. The choice is yours and yours alone, but the rewards of searching out Christ, who is the ULTIMATE TRUTH, well, it is beyond all words.