Do you believe in Jesus, or do you just know things about Him?


Do you merely and only believe ABOUT Jesus: facts about some character, like you would “believe” it was “true” according to the story of STAR WARS that Darth Vader was Luke’s father…?
Or—do you believe IN Jesus as your personal Savior, human and divine, crucified and killed for the washing away of all your personal sins, past, present and future, and resurrected on the third day?
You might think you are “believing” in Jesus, when all you really are doing is merely “knowing” the facts of the Gospel as one would know a work of fiction.
Some people never apply what Jesus did to themselves, that He died for their personal sins.
If in the past you merely have believed some facts were part of some story, but have not believed in Jesus for your personal soul’s salvation, you can do that right now.
Believe in Jesus for the forgiveness of all of your sins, and for eternal life, and for the salvation of your soul, and to be guaranteed of going to Heaven.
If you have not done this in the past, you can do it right now.
Believe in Jesus and be saved, and have assurance of your salvation.
Curtis Smale

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  1. Hi, Louis. Thanks for your comment. Bob Wilkin is a False Teacher because he believes you cannot be saved by believing the Gospel of 1st Corinthians 15:1-4. He makes John 6:47 into “The Message of Life” and says you must believe in Jesus AND His promise of eternal life in order to be saved. But eternal life is a RESULT of believing in Jesus, it is not what must normatively be believed to be saved. Also, believing the Gospel means you believe in Jesus. // He has some valid points but you must be careful and be aware of his evil teachings.

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    • Would you say it is okay for me to still read some of his helpful content but be aware of his evil teachings or should I just not read any of it? Do you believe that these false teachers that you listed are genuinely going out to secretly deceive or have they been deceived themselves? I would have thought false teachers were Joel Olsteen, Kenneth Copeland and the Pope but now I know the extent of false teachers.

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      • Hi, Louis. Yes, the extent of false teachers is vast. Billy Graham, John MacArthur, and Charles Stanley were painful disappointments. I would avoid Wilkin. A man who is not clear on the Gospel is dangerous.

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      • I am very glad to hear this, Louis. Eternal Security is the biblical truth about eternal life and eternal salvation. Jesus said we would, “never perish.” Thank you, Jesus, thank you Heavenly Father, Thank you Holy Spirit.

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      • What do you think about the Hebrews warning passages? I had trouble interpreting these passages at first, now I know the book of Hebrews was written to the believers not unbelievers so it must not mean loss of salvation for Hebrews 10:26.

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      • The book of Hebrews is written to the Jews. The writer is talking about two categories of people. Those who believe in Jesus are mentioned in verse 39: “but we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the preserving of the soul.” Earlier in chapter 10, it talks about people who have set aside the Law of Moses and how they would die for doing so. Similarly, those who trample the Son of God underfoot, reject Him, and do not believe, will be treated with a severe punishment (eternal damnation in Hell). This is speaking of unbelievers. Unbelievers continue to sin willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth: specifically, and most importantly, they are sinning by rejecting their Messiah.

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  2. Secondly, do you believe there are two types of repentance in the Bible, one being a change of mind and second being a change in lifestyle?

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    • The word translated as “repentance” in the Bible is “metanoeo.” It’s basic meaning is, “change of mind.” When we believe in Jesus, we change our mind from unbelief to belief. When we repent of sin (which is not for salvation), we change our mind from doing that sin, to not doing that sin.

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      • I was really scared of Hebrews 10:26 at one stage, I believe Jesus is messiah and was only way to salvation but I didn’t truly trust Jesus, I also started joining in a bit with the kids at school by speaking bad things, when I came across this verse I was absolutely terrified, does this Hebrews 10:26 apply to me?

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  3. I don’t know whether I rejected Jesus’ sacrifice or not, I hope I haven’t, if I did i didn’t want to, I never want to reject Jesus.

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    • If you believe in Jesus and His Gospel in 1st Corinthians 15:1-4, you can be assured by the Holy Spirit that you are eternally and irrevocably saved, no matter what you do or don’t do.

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  4. I believe I was deceived by these false Lordship Salvationist and thought I had to contribute to salvation, I kept failing but now I know it is a gift from God and have now accepted by believing.

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  5. Secondly, do you believe that many Christians in the world are saved, I believe there is around 2.4 billion Christians in the world, around 1.3 Catholics, based on what you have seen of Christianity in the world would be your estimated number of people in the world that are saved? Thank you.

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    • I love this question. It is a question
      I have asked many times. I do not know for sure. But I would say almost all Roman Catholics are not saved. Many Protestants are not saved. Hell is going to be crowded. Believe in the Gospel of Jesus, not in your good works, to be saved from the punishment for your sins, and to be irrevocably guaranteed to go to Heaven. Very few people believe this. If I had to guess, I would say maybe 500 million out of over 8 billion, not even a 10th of living people, are eternally saved.

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    • I estimate about 7 people worldwide are saved. Just kidding! Anyone who believes in the Gospel laid out in 1 Cor. 15:1-4 and DOES NOT add their own good works, is eternally and irrevocably saved. God bless you.

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  6. Would you recommend me getting a study Bible and a Strong’s Exhaustive of the Bible? If so what copies would you recommend I buy? What are your views on statues of Jesus on the cross in Churches such as Anglican Churches? Is it okay to have a cross in Churches but not worship them?

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  7. Hi, thank you for answering my questions, I think what you are doing on this website is great by the way. Is it okay for me to desire materialistic things as long as it is something such as the Bible or a Christian book, film, clothing or music?

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  8. Hi, sorry I called you Chris. I currently attend a Bible study class. The guy that goes to it believes someone can lose his or her salvation. I want him to be saved. What does the Bible say about dealing with a heretic? What should I do? Thanks.

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