Monday, July 1, 2019
What Must I Do?
"And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" Acts 16:30. Have you asked this question? The answer is contained within the Bible, the word of God. The religious world offers different answers to this question. We must ask, "What does God say?" His answer is the only answer that matters. This man was told to "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ." Many want to stop at that point and proceed no further. However, the Bible has more to say on this subject. Notice that "they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and then took him the same hour of the night and baptized him." When we study the word of the Lord, we come to understand that one must not only believe, but also repent. Repentance means that we turn away from sin so that we can follow the Holy God. We must also confess that Jesus is the Son of God. And, then as with this man, we must be baptized into the name of Jesus Christ. These actions place one into a saved relationship with Jesus Christ, who is the Savior of the world. This is a serious question, and requires a serious answer. It requires a Bible answer.