How simple is salvation? What does it mean to be adopted as a child of the King?
We know that salvation comes through God’s grace alone through faith alone through Christ alone and what He did, as it says in Ephesians 2:8-9. But we have an enemy who tells us that we need to somehow do something to achieve or keep our salvation.
The Bible does teach that faith in Christ will result in a changed life (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 5:22-23; James 2:14-26). However, a person does not have to submit to God in every area of his or her life in order to be saved. A person simply has to recognize that he or she is a sinner, in need of Jesus Christ for salvation, and place trust in Him (John 3:16; Ephesians 2:8-9). Jesus is Lord (Philippians 2:10). Christians absolutely should submit to Him (James 4:7). A changed life and submission to Christ’s lordship are the result of salvation, not a requirement for salvation.
Our guest today is Dave Wager, and he is the author of several books and the president of Silver Birch Ranch and Nicolet Bible Institute in northern Wisconsin. Dave is also the president of a ministry called The Omega Force, a catalyst that helps Christians learn the Word of God through college-level courses that anyone can take online.
- Satan’s Entry Points (standupforthetruth.com)
- Are you a Twinkie Christian? (standupforthetruth.com)
- What is Lordship salvation?
- Lordship salvation – What is it?