I Would Get Saved, But ...

Bill Brinkworth

The good news is that all can be saved from an eternity in hell. The bad news is that not all are saved. Man uses many excuses to avoid getting saved. All excuses are flimsy. Here are just a few of them.

I would get saved, but I do not think I can hold onto my salvation. The person who believes this has believed the lie that he has to “keep himself” saved. It is God who holds on to us, not the other way around.
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
John 10:27-28

I would get saved, but I will do it later. How do you know you have a “later”? You have no promise of tomorrow, or even your next breath.
“Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” James 4:14

I would get saved, but it may cost me too much. It would be too hard to give my money to the Lord, or I do not want to have to quit my job as a bartender. In other words, “I like my sin and do not want to stop doing it.
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”
Mark 8:36

Rather than using an excuse to not get saved, you should say, “I could get saved, and I will.” A wise man acts on the truth, and lets the consequences come as they may. Do not let the small, three-letter word – BUT – keep you from heaven.

“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.” Romans 10:9


This lesson was featured in The Bible View #102.

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