Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Who Can Be Saved?

One of the times that the apostles understood Jesus was in Mark 10:24-25.

“The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!” (Mark 10:24-25)

They understood it by saying ‘Then who can be saved?’ That was the message Jesus wanted them to understand when he mentioned threading needles with camels. He responded, ‘With men it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God.’ This is the message of the Gospel of grace. It is something of God not of man.
We see this in Romans 10:3-4,

“Since they did not know the righteousness of God and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness.” (Romans 10:3-4)

Righteousness is from God. Man cannot produce it.

“How then can we be saved? All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away.” (Isaiah 64:6)

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