Paul Washer is one of my top five favorite pastors. I just feel the truth rings true and he cuts right to the bone of the matter. Yes, it can be kind of harsh but I would rather have someone preach the harsh truth to me than smooth over the truth trying to soften it with the chance that I may miss it. What a tragedy that would be, especially with time drawing so short.
Two of the passages that he preaches on in the video below are ones that have been ringing in my head for the last eight to nine years. I find that the more I study them and contemplate them, asking God for wisdom and discernment the more alive and real they become. There is so much truth locked up in these two verses it is astounding to my meek human mind. God is Great!
Maranatha Lord, come quickly!
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In Romans 10 Paul lays out how salvation is open to all, Jew and Gentile. He writes:
“For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.” – Romans 10:4-5
What he is saying is now it is not about works or how closely to a “T” you follow the law. But that it is through God’s gift of grace through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. It is really that simple, and yet a hard step for some of us.
“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” – Romans 10:9
Christ is the narrow gate (Matthew 7:13-14), through faith in Him you will be saved. It is the only “works” that God requires for eternal salvation.