Day 203/260: Read 2 Corinthians 11
It is disheartening how much corruption exists among those who claim to be righteous, and how many souls they are leading toward eternal destruction. The corruption of which I write is not immorality, although that certainly exists. Rather, the corruption that I have in mind is that which deals with “the simplicity that is in Christ.”
The most important question anyone could ever ask is this: “What must I do to be saved?” If you were to ask ten ministers that question, how many answers do you think you would get? If those ministers were abiding in the doctrine of Christ, you would only receive one answer and that answer would be based on the Bible.
Sadly, that’s not what happens. Many in the religious world will tell you that you need to say a prayer asking for forgiveness. They will say you need to believe in Jesus, and that’s all that’s really necessary. Friends, those are corruptions of God’s grace. Neither of those answers is in the Bible.
What does the Lord Himself say? Not one word about “praying through” or a “sinner’s prayer.” He does not tell you to rely on “faith alone.” Jesus said, “He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned” (Mark 16:16).
Don’t be deceived by those who “transform themselves into ministers of righteousness.” Believe the Word, and submit to God’s commands in faith. That is the only way you can be saved.
Memory (Fill in the blanks)
2 Corinthians 13:5. ______________ yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. ______________ yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified.
Pray for those who have not obeyed the gospel, for those who have been deceived by false denominational doctrines. Pray for opportunities to share with them the truth of the gospel.