Salvation Gets Confusing
If we're honest with ourselves, we must confess that sometimes salvation gets confusing. It's not that salvation is confusing, but our understanding of what it is and what it isn't gets confusing. First of all, salvation is an out of this world reality that is gifted to each of us who will embrace it through faith. The Bible declares, "Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." Acts 4:12
If you and I believe this spiritual promise and make it our reality, we can have an assurance of salvation that is both simple and clear. Take God at his written word and rest in this promise of eternal peace. It only becomes confusing when we begin to add to the word things that are not written or stated in the word. For example, this text does not declare that we can have salvation if or when we tithe, perform certain works of law, meet food requirements, various denominational creeds or do anything else that adds to this simple but complete promise. Either the name of Jesus is powerful enough or it isn't.
The name of Jesus is powerful by itself, and if that be the case, we must take some time to meditate on the out of this world power that rest in that name! May the God of heaven elevate the thinking of every man on this list, to know and believe that faith in what Christ offers as a gift is enough!