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BELIEF

December 9, 2015

Wednesday

 

Acts 16:31

 

And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

 

 

LESSON

 

In this context, “Believe” refers to trusting the sovereign God’s power to deliver, which events had just pictured for the jailer. This verse raises the question of Lordship Salvation most clearly in Acts. Must a person make Jesus the “Lord” of his or her life in order to become a Christian?

Most evangelicals believe that to become a Christian, one need only trust in the Person and finished work of Jesus Christ. Thus, it is not necessary to submit to Him completely as one’s personal Master to get saved. Some, however, contend that the sinner must also yield his life completely to Jesus as Master as well as Savior to get saved.

Whenever anyone comes to God and asks God to save him and he [in Spirit‑given faith] believes that God that very moment does so, he can go from God’s presence knowing of a surety that he is saved. He can know absolutely, positively that he is saved! Why? Because God says so. God says, “Believe and thou shalt be saved.”

 

Memory Verse: Hebrews 11:6

 

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