“Knowing” the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified does not constitute Salvation. There are many here in the United States who believe that just because they know the Gospel that they are Saved. I was one of those people…I know what I’m talking about here. If you asked me if I was a Christian I would assure you that yes I was but I was a Christian in ‘name’ only. I waved the banner but had no fruit.
“5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said unto you, You must be Born Again.” John 3:5-7
To enter into the Kingdom of God one must be born of water which constitutes natural child birth, not water baptism is many wrong teach and believe, and one must be born of the Spirit.
Until we ACCEPT Jesus Christ and Him crucified as the ONLY Way unto God and not just merely have knowledge of the Gospel, we will not see the Kingdom of God. We MUST be Born Again of the Holy Spirit; spiritually alive unto God by Grace through faith in the only begotten Son of God, Jesus Christ. It is Who HE is and what HE has done that saves the eternal soul of whosoever will believe from a devil’s hell.
Many who claim Christianity need to examine themselves. Are they a new creature in Christ Jesus? Is there fruit unto God?
You will know them by their fruit. There is a change in their heart. No longer bound to sin, they (we) are indeed a new creature in Christ Jesus.
“Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know you not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?” 2 Corinthians 13:5
Examine the fruit.
-Donna Clark Warren