Is Your Hope Of Salvation Inspired By A Lost Soul?

Discussion in 'Bible Study' started by Manoj Shenoy, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. I'd always think that if God knows our beginning and end, our eternity to hell or heaven then why does God asks us to choose between hell and heaven?

    Few days ago I came across a controversial news about Jarawa Tribes living in Andaman and Nicobar Islands (province of India). When I searched about them in Youtube, I came to know that they are completely alien people and they have no interaction with people like us. Think about such kind of indigenous tribes. Think about an impossible task of taking the gospel to them!

    Who will preach to them and in which language? Who can translate the bible in their language? And how long will it take to achieve this impossible task? Can they understand if we show a movie like 'Passion of Christ' to them? Are they themselves responsible for their way to hell? I asked God, how can they be?

    Then God told me "Ask your forefather, Adam?

    God knew the beginning and the end and God knew that Adam will disobey and Sin will come from one Man Adam. But creating Sin and spreading to generations was completely choice of Adam himself. God never wanted Adam to disobey Him but He knew Adam will disobey.

    Three scriptures come to my mind to convince myself of the greatest gift of salvation

    "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:" (Ephesians 2:8)

    "I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:" (Deuteronomy 30:9)

    "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." (Romans 10:9)

    Our Ticket to heaven is the gift of God which comes by grace through faith and not by our works. Secondly, it is completely upon us to take the choice of reaching heaven or ending up in Hell.

    I haven't made sure how much real the hell is! but there is biting and gnashing of teeth in the lake of fire of darkness of darkness.

    In Romans 10:9 the word "if" is very personal, it's our independent choice. Two disciples come into my mind when I talk about this two-letter word "if". One is Judas the Iscariot and the other is Peter. Both did deceive Jesus. One by identifying Him for money and the other misidentifying Him for his own life. The former committed suicide and went to hell and the latter waited on the Lord, asked forgiveness and ended up in heaven.

    Both of them figured their destiny by their own personal choice and the two-letter strong "if" word made the difference. Both of them heard the same gospel but the former never made a choice or was too late to accept Jesus but the latter recognized "Jesus" as the only Savior and though Peter fell, he rose up and secured his salvation.

    During my early days of knowing and accepting Christ as my personal savior, I was very zealous and I was very upset with my Pastor having alter call every two weeks and I would think why this stuff among believers and that too not on Sunday service but on Friday bible study session; but after few months, I understood it's significance only when I backslid. Thanks to God for having such kind of great shepherds to lead the sheep to heaven.

    So Today is the day. No matter what you did , how many times you fell, confess your sins and HE will Save You.

    Let not Death overtake your hope of salvation.
  2. I agree with you completely. My only observation would be on the reality of hell. HELL is a real place and my encouragement to anyone is to read Luke 16. There God Himself tells us the reality of hell and the depth of its punishment.

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