WHY MANY RELIGIOUS PEOPLE ARE NOT SAVED
Jesse M. Hendley
Romans Chapter 9
Let us turn to the 9th chapter of Romans. All through
this study on the Plan of Salvation, we are just
picking out the great GLEAMS of the truth, for it is
impossible to cover it fully in the short time that we
We read here of the failure of Israel, because she
sought the righteousness of God by works instead of by
faith. God has never had any other plan of salvation.
It has always been BY FAITH. So salvation, we read
here, is not by physical descent, or by past
privileges. Paul says, "I say the truth in Christ, I
lie not, my conscience bearing witness with me in the
Holy Spirit, that I have great sorrow and unceasing
pain in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were
anathema from Christ for my brethren's sake, my
kinsmen according to the flesh." Paul is talking about
the people of Israel who did not find salvation, by
faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Paul shows that past religious privileges do not mean
salvation for us. You may have been raised in a
Christian home. Your father and mother may be saved.
But they cannot get you into heaven. You cannot come
and rap on the Gate and say, "My mother prayed for
me." That won't get us in, friends. We must have
individual faith. So Paul goes on to say, "Whose is
the adoption? And the glory, and the covenants, and
the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the
promises? Whose are the fathers, and of whom as
concerning the flesh, Christ is come, who is over all,
God blessed forever."
Though a man had these glorious privileges, STILL a
man had to come BY FAITH IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.
Maybe you have been around religious truth all your
life. There is a terrible DANGER there. There is a
great danger of your being so familiar with religious
truth in the home or in the church that you never have
gotten to the heart of it, which is personal faith in
Christ fo ...
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