Salvation is not a game! You cannot "play it" today, ignore it tomorrow, and play it again next week. Most people in this world believe they are "saved," yet have no idea of what the scriptures say regarding salvation.
What follows are three points upon which your salvation depends--that must be practiced ALWAYS! Salvation is living forever with our Heavenly Father and His Son, Yahshua, in His Kindgom on earth (Revelation 21:2).
Can we be "saved" if we believe:
- That the Almighty is made up of a 3-in-1 deity comprised of three different beings and yet they are mysteriously one instead of believing the words of the Savior that His Father is the only true Elohim? By not believing the Father is the only true Elohim, they are denying the very words of the Messiah (John 17:3; 20:17)?
- That "Jes-s" (a name which the Savior never heard, nor even existed in His day, Acts 4:12) came to do away with His Father's perfect, holy, righteous and good law (Psalm 19:7; Romans 7:12)?
- That Sunday replaced the Sabbath Day and that Christmas and Easter replaced the Holy Days (nothing in scripture here because they do not exist)?
Of course, the answer to all the above questions is "NO." If someone continues to believe any of the above, they will NOT find slavation. Consequently, most people never even come to "believe." They were tricked (deceived) right from the start. However, they can pick up any Bible and start to read, call upon the Father, Yahweh, and He will grant them help to see truth (Matthew 7:7)--but they MUST seek it first!
We have to "repent" in order to be saved (Luke 13:3, 5):
If someone believes the law ("Torah") was nailed to the tree, how could they possibly "repent" from violating something they think does not even exist? They never repented nor will they ever be able to until they see that the law was never done away with and it must be obeyed today. On Judgment Day, many will hear those dreadful words of the Savior, "I never knew you" (Matthew 7:23). Why did He "never" know them? Because they never stopped violating the law they had been deceived into thinking was done away with. In other words, they never stopped sinning!
We have to be baptized "for the right reason" in order to have our sins "washed away":
Baptism is just as important and necessary as "believing and repenting." It is at baptism that we are raised to walk in newness of life, not before (Romans 6:1-4). It is at baptism that we "clothe ourselves with [put on] Messiah" (Galatians 3:27). It is at baptism that our sins are washed away, not before (Acts 22:16). This is why Peter says, "Baptism which now saves you." It is not a cleansing of the flesh, but the act of being baptized that is "a calling upon Yahweh" for a clean conscience (1 Peter 3:21).
We must be baptized for the "right reason"; that is "for the forgiveness of our sins" (Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38). Consider:
- If someone was baptized because the Messiah was baptized, that person did it for the wrong reason;
- If they did it to join a church or any other religious group, they did it for the wrong reason;
- If they did it as an "outward sign of an inward thing" (although that "inward thing" is a result of baptism, that is not the "reason" we are to be baptized), they did it for the wrong reason.
So, if someone comes to recognize and obey what it actually means to "believe, repent and be baptised," then they enter that "narrow gate" which the Messiah tells us few people "will find" (Matthew 7:13-14).
It is rather obvious that most people are not "willing" to even look at the scriptures to examine some of these things, much less practice them. This is why the savior said, "will the Son of Man find faith on the earth when He returns?" (Luke 18:8).
Remember, the Messiah came the first time to redeem us; the next time will be for judgment (Hebrews 9:28; Revelation 19:15).
May Yahweh bless the sincere seeker of truth!