ARE YOU SAVED? Really saved according to the instructions that Jesus gave His apostles before He was caught away into a cloud (Acts 1:9)? Simple. (Acts 2:38) Three steps: 1. Repent 2. Be baptized in the Name of Jesus for the remission of your sin record because no sin shall enter the Kingdom of God and 3. Let your natural human spirit be filled with the invisible Holy Spirit of Almighty God. , that it. That get you on the race track, then the race is to be run. Many distractions along the way. Heb 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us. It is not to the faster one or the slower one but the one who truly loves God, is committed to Him, and wants to please Him. 1 John 3:22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. The one that has put the world aside and put God first in their life. The Lord made it so simple that humankind has made it hard. Is this race a sure fire deal? Gal 5:7-9 Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth? 8 This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you. 9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. So, can this race be lost? Paul said lest I myself become a castaway? And what about Demas? 2 Tim 4:10 For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world. Some believe that no matter what decisions one makes in life that he/she is bound for glory? I wonder if anyone really believes that way down in his or her soul? A friend of mine told me that “no matter what happens, if one were to kill someone, commit adultery or steal or whatever, they would go to heaven to be with the Lord. One needs to divide the New Testament into the following parts: 1. the life of Christ 2. The Acts of the Apostles and 3. the letters of instruction (Romans-Jude) written to the born again church. You don’t find the plan of salvation in the letters. For example, many people go to Rom 10:9-11 that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. Let’s explore “believeth”, in , Mark 16:16-20 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; inotherwords, he that believes and acts on the Word of God shall be saved., not just deciding they are saved or not just by repentance only, which a lot of people take for salvation. Romans chapter 10 was written for instruction to the church at Rome., not to sinners. I am only writing one-page articles, one man said “hell is perfect” and it is. Everyone has the right to choose.