The Moore American

Local News

April 9, 2014

Jesus is our only salvation

(Continued)

MOORE —

It was Christ who said, “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned” (Mark 16:16). What Jesus said was not popular then or today; this was the only way one is saved. Why isn’t it a popular message? Because we know so many good people who have never done it that way and some feel that to teach the necessity of being baptized would in effect be condemning them. We do not preach the truth to condemn people but to persuade people to accept Jesus’ plan of salvation.

Raising your hands in prayer, calls for no commitment. To humble one’s self to the command to be baptized (Acts 2:38) when it looks so useless is a true admission of our helplessness and dependence on God’s grace.

“For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son” (John 5:22).

Many people do not believe there will be a Judgment Day. Judgment is as certain as death. “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).

Jesus pictured Judgment like a shepherd dividing his sheep from his goats. “When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: v. 32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: v. 33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.” (Matthew 25:31-33). He said those on His right would enter eternal life and those on his left would go into eternal damnation (Matthew 25: 34, 41, 46).

Paul addressed the men of Athens saying God would judge the world by the One whom He had raised from the dead (Christ) in Acts 17:31.

Text Only
Local News
  • DHS opens lecture series

    People leaving incarceration face a variety of challenges even without a diagnosis of mental illness. But for those who face mental

    July 23, 2014

  • ‘Magic Kids’ get royal treatment

    A Moore elementary student is among three metro children honored by Oklahoma City radio station, KMGL-FM, as “Magic Kids” for their outstanding contributions to their families, schools and local communities.

    July 23, 2014

  • Toothpick holders’ convention coming

    Lynne Ryan has been collecting toothpick holders her entire life. “My parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.L. ‘Bud’ Gibbs started our collectio

    July 23, 2014

  • Gang member charged in shooting

    An Oklahoma City man police identified as a gang member was charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon Thursday after sh

    July 23, 2014

  • Angels protect us

    A co-worker unpacked a box of copy machine paper from a cardboard box and got a nasty paper cut. Because the source was cardboard, it was deeper than most and the bleeding was difficult to stop.

    July 23, 2014

  • Southmoore student wins gold at National FCCLA

    More than 7,000 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America members, advisers, alumni, and guests from across the country recen

    July 23, 2014

  • Moore shut out of prevention aid

    As a massive tornado bore down on Moore on the afternoon of May 20, 2013, residents scrambled to find shelter. Some retreated to safe rooms at home or in buildings. Many hid in closets, bathrooms or hallways.

    July 22, 2014

  • Sculpture brings tornado-torn community back together

    After the May 20 tornado tore through Moore in 2013, hundreds of families were left to pick up the pieces. And it was in these old, shattered pieces of people’s homes and scattered debris that two local artists found something new.

    July 22, 2014

  • Panel explains forced labor system

    Many topics were discussed over the course of three days during the 2014 Oklahoma Judicial Conference, but one of the newest issues

    July 22, 2014

  • City council paves way for Sam’s Club location

    MOORE — The Moore City Council approved a $5 million bond Tuesday to be repaid with sales tax and utility revenues. “A good amount

    July 22, 2014

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide