By Paul B Thomas
Asking Jesus into your Heart, where is that in the bible?
Did Jesus ever command us to invite him into our hearts?
Where are we told in scripture that inviting Jesus into ones heart is necessary for salvation?
Is there any one person in Acts or anywhere in the bible that invited Jesus into their heart?
There are some that “preach repentance only and that if a man repents of his sins then he is saved. But was anyone saved the other side of Calvary after salvation was made available that tells us that men are saved by simple repentance? Sure John preached repentance for the remission of sins but that was before Calvary and before a man could be born of water and spirit (John 3:5). After Calvary, salvation was available for the remission allusions as the blood of Jesus provided this phenomena. without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins (Hebrews 9:22).
Acts 2:38 fulfil’s the command of Jesus. In John 3:5 Jesus said a man must be born of water and Spirit. Both water and spirit are baptisms that take place at repentance.
In Acts 2 Peter who had the keys to salvation given him by Jesus preached the first salvation message to the Jews and those form all nations of the then known world declaring, “Repent and be baptised every one of you in the name fo Jesus for the remission sins and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. This is the born again experience in full. All who were saved in Acts followed this pattern as it was given by Jesus and preached by the apostles (Acts 10:44-47).
Have you been baptised for the remission of sins? there is no remission of sins without the acceptance of baptism Jesus, the one who resists all sins and indeed baptises us when we call on his name. Baptism is a burial, the old man with its sins is buried in the watery grave and the new man with the new life arises up out of it, in the power of the Holy Ghost. If you want the power like Peter had it and Paul had it then we have to experience it like they had it. and we can yes we can.
“Repent and be baptised every one of you for the remission of sins and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost” (Acts 2:38). it is the way to fulness of power and fulness of salvation and the fulness of revelation of who Jesus is.
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