“Who do you say that I am?”

I am not a legalist Christian who places conditions on salvation other than simple faith in Christ alone, nor am I a Christian universalist who believes there are no conditions for acceptance into the afterlife.

I am a Bible believing Christian who takes Christ at His word when He said, “Whoever believes in me for salvation will have eternal life.”

Christianity is not as much about what we believe, but it is about who we believe is telling the truth. Do you believe that Jesus is the son of God who died for your sins to offer you a free gift of eternal life in heavenly kingdom? Will you take Christ at His word?

The devil loves to abuse and confuse the word of God, and human intelligence is often not enough to answer the mysteries of the universe that only God may fully understand. We do not have to know everything about the Bible in order to know a few essential facts about God that separates the sheep from the goats.

The message of salvation is extremely simple and it comes down to one question:

“Who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 16:15)

If you believe that God exists and that He sent His son Jesus Christ into our world to die for our sins then you have all the information you need to make a final decision. Do I trust Him with my life? Can I trust what he says at face value? Do I accept the free gift of eternal life that He offers and rest in the assurance of salvation?

This is the decision that each of us is expected to make in this life. Do not wait until you have all of the facts logically worked out. Do not wait until you have no more questions or doubts. The question comes down to the authority and credibility of Jesus–Do you trust Him?

Stephen Beagles (2023)

One Comment

  1. Linda A. Johnson

    I saw website on SDAQ&A and checked you out.
    I was happy what you wrote was print friendly. I made a copy, and this will be my go to now for the gospel message. Texting this to my three sons who have left the Church to give them hope. So simple, and we try to make it so hard with all our rules. What is it 28 or 29 doctrines now in order to be baptized into the SDA Church? Yes, it is all about Who do we worship? Who do we trust for our salvation and future life? Thank you so very much. *1 Corinthians 2:2, Matthew 16:15, John 3:16,17

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