By Rob Albright
In the matter of salvation, why would we think we can be saved anyway we want, instead of being saved the way God says to be saved? Could it be that we become so selfish and just want what we want?
Jesus is the one who calls us – invites us to come to Him and learn from Him to be saved (Matthew 11:28-29; John 14:6; John 8:30-36). So, we can be free of sins domination (Romans 6:12) if we will just listen to the author of eternal salvation. Notice that coming to Jesus and answering His call means a willingness on our part to obey Jesus – follow Jesus.
Jesus is the One who shed His blood so we could have the forgiveness of our sins and only in Jesus is there salvation (Acts 4:12). We have a choice to make. Will we accept the salvation Jesus offers or will we reject Him? Jesus is not asking us to be saved any way we want. Jesus is offering salvation on His terms. Matthew 16:24-25
- Rob Albright serves as one of the ministers at the Northwest Church of Christ in Greensboro, NC. He may be contacted through the congregation's website: http://www.nwchurchofchrist.com/