By Ron Courter (Excerpt from Article originally printed February 15th, 1976)
One may glean wonderful thoughts, wise sayings, and historical facts from the Bible, however only when the Bible raises the question of salvation in an individual’s heart does one begin to realize its true worth and message.
The Bible exists for one chief reason and that is to reveal God’s way of saving mankind from sin and its despair, (2 Corinthians 5:17-21). It alone has the answer to the question of salvation (John 6:68; 2 Peter 1: 3) (Acts 2: 37).
In understanding the purpose of the Bible, it is unfair not to present what it teaches about being saved. Confusion abounds on the question of salvation, but we are confident the confusion is not of God (1 Corinthians 14: 33). Often the impression today is, do as you feel is right, or simply remember Jesus is the Son of God, and salvation can be enjoyed. However, nowhere in the pages of inspiration can one find support for such doctrines (Matthew 7:13; 21-28). Therefore, we must ask the question of questions: What does the Bible say about being saved? Continue reading