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9-28-2017 Salvation Is Not Miraculous

Salvation is not a miraculous act of the Holy Spirit upon a sinner’s heart. After Jesus was raised from the dead, He stated: “He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned” (Mark 16:16 NKJV). No one can be saved without hearing and obeying what Jesus said. Saul of Tarsus was making “havoc of the church” of Christ (Acts 8:3 NKJV) when Jesus appeared to him and said, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” (Acts 9:4 NKJV). Saul asked, “Lord, what do you want me to do?” Jesus told him to “Arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do” (Acts 9:6 NKJV). Jesus did not tell Saul what to do. Saul was not saved on the Damascus road. Saul had to believe, and be baptized to be saved! And so must you.
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#miracle, #obedience, #salvation

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8-21-2017 Do You Need A Miracle Today?

The Gospel of Christ saves those who believe. “For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness” (1 Corinthians 1:21-23 NKJV). “Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people” (Matthew 4:23 NKJV). But Jews later said, “What sign will You perform then, that we may see it and believe You? What work will You do?” (John 6:30 NKJV). So we are told, “although He had done so many signs before them, they did not believe in Him” (John 12:37 NKJV). The answer to “sign-seekers,” is to “preach Christ crucified.” Bible miracles prove “Jesus is the Christ.”
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#miracle, #sign-seekers

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4-13-2015 “We have found the Messiah” (John 1:41) – Forgives Sins

1 John 3:4 NKJV says, “Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.” Since sin is the violating of God’s Law, only God can forgive sin. Jesus said a miracle showed He had “power on earth to forgive sins” and then healed a paralyzed man instantly (Mark 2:1-12 NKJV). No Apostle or church of Christ was ever to “forgive sins,” but they preached Jesus Christ as “The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29 NKJV). No one today has the right either to claim to forgive sins with “works of penance,” or make up their own rules on how to be forgiven by God with “a sinner’s prayer!” Jesus said, “He who believes and is baptized will be saved” (Mark 16:16 NKJV).

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#forgiveness, #miracle, #sinners-prayer, #sins, #works-of-penance