A necessary response to the Atheistic article shared on Twitter at https://twitter.com/vjack/status/952865605652307968 by Atheist Revolution @vjack titled:
Sunday, January 14, 2018 The Most Difficult Questions When It Comes To Being Saved By Faith
Response to article – an explanation and answer to the “Most Difficult Questions When It Comes to Being Saved By Faith”
by Rickey D. Holtsclaw, @RickeyDale07 (Twitter)
The corruption of the Human Genome resulting from sin/rebellion does not thwart or negate the plans and purposes of our Omniscient and Omnipotent Creator. When there exists two-minds and one-body there exists two-spirits, one for each cognitive entity that will give an account to the Lord Jesus Christ at the Eternal Judgment. Though these beautiful ladies strive in one-body while constrained within this realm of “time,” if they trust and obey the Lord Jesus Christ, they will each be blessed with a sinless body of perfection in the soon to come Kingdom of God…for in the coming Kingdom, the blind will see, the deaf will hear, the crippled will walk and give glory to our beautiful and compassionate Creator-Jesus Christ…paradise lost will be paradise restored.
Relevant to the false description of salvation articulated within paragraph-one of the attached Atheistic article. True Christianity, that which is exclusively obedient to the Gospel of Jesus Christ void the demonic influence of denominations, cults or sects, is NOT confused regarding faith and works.
No man or woman can find righteousness (a right standing) before our Creator-Jesus Christ void faith and obedience. The man or woman seeking forgiveness of sin and righteousness with our Lord must FIRST approach the Lord with “faith” by believing that our Lord is exactly Who He has said that He is in His Word and that our Lord is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. In other words,
1) One must diligently seek the Creator in faith by believing that Jesus Christ is Lord-God and that He died for our sins.
2) Subsequent to “believing” and trusting that God is True, that person receives the Gift-the Guarantee of their relationship with our Creator by receiving the Holy Spirit who takes-up residence within the believer and renews and strengthens the believer to live a life that is worthy and reflective of the holiness of our God.
3) In the process of redemption-salvation, REPENTANCE IS MANDATORY! In other words, the one who comes to God seeking forgiveness of sin must agree to repent/stop/turn away from their sinful/rebellious behavior. This is ONLY possible by obedience to the indwelling Holy Spirit.
4) Behavior/works then, and only then, becomes relevant in that the believer does not trust in works to find a right standing with God but “good works” and “good behavior” and “good deeds” are the manifestation of having a secure relationship with our Loving and Compassionate God…the “good works” are the “evidence” of one’s authentic salvation. As it is written, “Faith without works is dead.”
Again, mankind can NEVER “work” or be good enough to find favor in the sight of our HOLY, Just, God, but “good works” follow faith, redemption through “obedience.” There is no salvation or relationship unless one is “obedient” to the Son of God, Jesus Christ. As it is written, “He who believes in the Son has Eternal Life, but he who does not obey the Son shall not see life but the wrath of God remains on him.”
Finally, the process of salvation is critically important because every man and woman has sinned against our Holy, Just, God; therefore, we are under a death-penalty. Jesus Christ-Yeshua is God who entered time from Eternity and clothed Himself in human flesh to live a perfect, sinless, life thereby meeting the only acceptable standard for the payment of sin…the shedding of innocent blood. Jesus willingly walked to the horrific death of Crucifixion on a Roman Cross to pay the sin-debt of mankind (your debt, my debt)…a debt that mankind could NOT pay. When a man, woman or child humbles themselves and believes that Jesus died for them and prayerfully asks God the Father to forgive them of sin and save them from Eternal death, God will NEVER turn away anyone who honestly, truly, faithfully, humbly, seeks Him for our God desires that all men, women, children, be saved and come to a knowledge of the Truth.
Remember this, it is not OUR good works/our OUR righteousness that “saves” us from the death penalty of sin, but when we trust in Jesus Christ as Lord, we receive the imputation of Jesus’ Righteousness over our life and God the Father, through His grace (unmerited favor), no longer sees our sin but ONLY the righteousness of His Faithful Son – Jesus Christ-Yeshua our Lord.
To God be the glory for His Compassion and Mercy,
Rick Holtsclaw, Questions? @RickeyDale07 (Twitter)
Atheism: The Crippled Mind https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2018/01/13/atheism-the-crippled-mind/
President Trump: A Warning-A Plea-A Prophecy https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2017/09/08/president-trump-a-warning-a-prophecy-a-plea/
Faith – Repentance & Faux-Christianity https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2017/09/05/faith-repentance-faux-christianity/