Are You Too Far Gone to be Saved?
… if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
A businessman came to my study and said, “Pastor, I need to be saved.”
“Wonderful. Let’s get on our knees.”
He got on his knees with me and prayed: “God, I’m a sinner; I’m lost and I can’t save myself. Jesus, You died to save me. You promised to save me if I would only trust You. I do trust you, Jesus. Now, with all of my heart, forgive my sins and save me.”
Right there, God saved him. It’s so wonderfully simple because the Lord Jesus Christ does it all.
But don’t think for a minute that because salvation is easy, it’s cheap. Jesus died in agony and blood for you to have it.
On one hand, here’s your self‑righteousness, your legalism, “trying to” be saved. On the other, the righteousness of God, which is yours by faith in the Lord Jesus by grace alone through faith alone. “Not by works, lest anyone should boast.” Now, which do you choose?
Self-righteous, good people, do you understand you’re a lost sinner and you, too, must be born again? Sinful people, you may be a murderer or committed some heinous sin, and think God cannot save you. Listen: “Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”
I promise you on the authority of God’s Word, every stain that ever came across a human soul, Jesus’ blood can cleanse. If you think you’re too sinful to come, you’re wrong. Jesus will save you if you ask Him. “All that the Father gives Me will come to Me; and the one who comes to Me, I will by no means cast out” (John 6:37).
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