I do not know you...Depart from Me- Jesus

Okay, this is the outline of the message that has caused some controversy where I preached today. I supported everything with Scripture, but I did say that it is not works or words that save, it is faith in Christ and repentance. I will not retract anything I said, unless it can be shown, Biblically, where there is error. Since I appealed to Scripture for everything I said, I don't think it can be successfully challenged Scripturally.

Luke 13.22-27 And He went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem. Then one said to Him, "Lord, are there few who are saved?"

And He said to them, "Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able. When once the Master of the house has risen up and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock at the door, saying, "Lord, Lord, open for us,' and He will answer and say to you, "I do not know you, where you are from,' then you will begin to say, "We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets.' But He will say, "I tell you I do not know you, where you are from. Depart from Me, all you workers of iniquity.'

Few Will Be Saved Jesus responded the gate is narrow- few enter. Salvation is not a magic trick or saying words, it is coming to God in repentance with faith.

Many Will Not Be Known Many will think they are saved, but Jesus does not know them. Works do not save. Words do not save. Repentance and faith in Christ save.

Many Will Be Lost Many think they are saved and will end up surprised and in hell.

All are Sinners

Romans 3.10-11 As it is written: "There is none righteous, no, not one; there is none who understands; there is none who seeks after God.”

Romans 3.23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God

There is a Price for Sin

Romans 6.23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Revelation 20.15 anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.

Isaiah 53.6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

Hebrews 9.22 according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission.

Salvation is Only Found in Jesus

Romans 10.9-10, 13 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For "whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved."

Acts 3.19 Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out

Acts 4.12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.

Salvation Makes Us a Part of God'’s Family

John 1.12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.

Galatians 3.29 And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.


Anonymous said...

You make good points here. The key to understanding repentance is the several associated Scriptures that describe just what is expected.

If you believe in Christ you will be saved.

All are sinners.

You must repent from sin.

Therefore, since it is impossible to stop sinning, the only logical conclusion to these Scriptural dictums is that to believe in Christ one must TRY to stop sinning. To repeatedly and knowingly sin without putting up a fight against it is not "believing" in Christ.

SAMUEL said...

God bless you for outlining all that the bible teaches about the way to salvation. Everything is biblical and convictional through the Holy Spirit. I pray this message will draw souls to Christ, He says as the bronze serpent was lifted up in the days of Moses, so must He be lifted up, and he that believes may have eternal life in Him.John 3:14-15....AMEN!!