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The Wheel of Redemption
Salvation Is Like A Wheel!
As there are many parts to a wheel to make it roll, so there are many parts to salvation. The Bible's teaching of salvation is far different from what you hear from many preachers in America these days. There is no "Salvation by grace only!" or "Salvation by faith only!" These are the doctrines of men, not Christ. If one will honestly respect the Scriptures, one will discover many parts to the magnificent salvation of the soul from sin. Where does hearing, believing, repenting, confession, and baptism come in? Does such diminish from the blood of Christ, the work of the Holy Spirit, or grace? If your preacher speaks differently, ask him to defend his beliefs in public with an alternative view. Let the gospel ring true!
Walk through a study of Proverbs in a course that will challenge you with exercises. See the page here: Proverbs
How To Call On The Lord To Be Saved?
It is a phrase which is often stated but one that is unlikely explained. You must "call on the name of the Lord" to be saved. But what does it mean? How do we call on the name of the Lord today?
This command was also unclear to many of the Jews in the first century. The apostle Peter was preaching the gospel to thousands on the day of Pentecost wherein he quoted from the prophet Joel, "And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the LORD Shall be saved" (Acts 2:21).
After he testified against their deeds and after he gave irrefutable proof that Jesus was the Christ, the people were pierced to the heart and asked a very important question, "Men and brethren, what shall we do?" (Acts 2:37). If they knew "how to call on the name of the Lord, they would not have asked, "what shall we do?"