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Christ’s Standard of Salvation & Discipleship for His Kingdom | Part A

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Yahushua makes uncompromising demands on us as disciples of his. There is no part-time or half- baked Christianity as Yahushua sees it. Today in our world of quick fixes and trite gimmicks we are sometimes exposed to “user friendly” ways of getting saved quickly and painlessly. Some preachers seem not to reflect Yahushua’ hard-hitting approach to the young nobleman who wanted “eternal life.” Just “put up your hand or bow your head and believe that I died for you.” But Yahushua said, “If you want to be saved, keep the commandments.” “Not everyone who says Lord to me will be saved.” Immediately we hear the rabbi and Savior issuing a tough order. Obedience to Yahushua is the essence of salvation. The young man had also to be willing to give up the idol of riches, which might have threatened his spiritual success.

“Yahuwah gives his spirit to those who obey him” (Acts 5:32). “Yahushua was made the author of eternal salvation to all those who obey him” (Heb. 5:9). “If anyone does not adhere to the health-giving words, namely those of the Lord Yahushua Christ,” he knows nothing (see 1 Tim. 6:3). “If anyone comes to you and does not bring the teaching of Christ...” (See 2 John 9, 10). “He who believes in the Son has life; but he who disobeys the Son.... the wrath of Yahuwah hangs over him” (John 3:36).Obviously “believing” does not count as believing if it does not develop into obedience. Yahushua was quite clear on this point: “It is not everyone who says to me ‘Lord, Lord,’ who will enter the Kingdom [be saved], but only those who do Yahuwah’s will. Many will say on that future day, ‘Lord, Lord, we preached as Christians in your name; we expelled demons in your name and we did wonderful works in your name.’” Then come the chilling words: “I never recognized you; leave me, you workers of lawlessness” (Matt. 7:21-23).The Philippian jailer too was given his instructions. He had asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” “Believe in the Lord Yahushua Christ and you will be saved,” was the apostolic reply (Acts 16:30, 31). But there is a lot to “believing in Yahushua” — obedience for the “long haul” and a life of discipleship in the steps of Yahushua, taking up the cross of suffering from hostile opponents, and persisting unwaveringly even to death.

This is a non-WLC article by: Focus on the Kingdom, Vol. 9 No. 10, July 2007.

We have taken out from the original article all pagan names and titles of the Father and Son, and have replaced them with the original given names. Furthermore, we have restored in the Scriptures quoted the names of the Father and Son, as they were originally written by the inspired authors of the Bible. -WLC Team
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