|What The Bible Says Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice|
Msg #1404 Got Life? Eternal Life?
What The Bible Says
Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice
No less than five instantaneous things happen when you get saved. First Conversion, being repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. (Acts 20:21) Romans 10 indicates what initiates conversion, but conversion is accomplished by God, not by flesh. Second you're Justified, being a declared justification. Perfect Job, from the land of Uz, wanted his words and actions justified, or proven right. James, servant of God, wants ones profession of faith to be justified, or proven real. But the Justification at salvation is not a proving of right, it is a declaring to be righteous. We are already proven deplorable. Now we are declared just-as-if-I'd-never-sinned. It is declared Justification, which is not of works. One is also Quickened in salvation. An old English word not used by Protestants or Evangelicals who think it synonymous with regeneration. It is not. One goes from eternal-death to eternal-life, you're quickened when you're saved. It is a good Bible word. Jesus loved using it and the Psalmist put it in verse thirteen times. Once quickened, the only way one could loose salvation is if God reached into the soul and killed what he just quickened. He won't. We are saved eternally. In an instant at the moment of salvation one is 1) Converted, 2) Justified, 3) Quickened, 4) Indwelt, and 5) Wholly Immersed into Christ. If you always believed but were never converted, you're lost. If you never had a head on collision with God, you cannot get saved a little at a time. If you don't know that you are saved, “He that hath the Son hath life, and he that hath not the Son of God, hath not life.... These things have I written unto you … that ye may know that ye have eternal life.” Got Life?
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