My favorite replies to those damned souls:
Good works cannot save anyone.
Water baptism and communion are for those who are already saved.
Born of Christian parents.: This can not save you. The Bible says: ‘They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God…’ (Romans 9:8)
Confirmation., Penance., Extreme unction., Membership in a lodge or fraternity.: These are man made doctrines and are not taught in the Bible. God says: ‘But in vain they do worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.’ (Matthew 15:9)
They somewhat redeem themselves saying, “AFTER you are saved, obedience to God brings love, joy, peace and happiness -into your life.” However, there’s nothing of deification in those words…but to be expected coming from a B-thumpin’ crowd.
Christ Died… That’s History. Christ Died For Me. . . That’s Salvation! ‘For God so loved the world that He gave Son, That _______________ whosoever (your name) believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.’ (John 3:16)
Friend, if you can sincerely put your name in the blank space above, on the authority of God’s Word, you can KNOW you have eternal life. ‘Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that believeth on Me HATH (possesses now) everlasting life. (John 6:47)
ps. For all those “saved” after reading this post, send me an email.