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TheWay of Salvation A. W. Pink
What must I do to be saved?Saved from what? What is it you wish to be saved from? Hell? That provesnothing. Nobody wants to go there. The issue between God and man is SIN. Do youwish to be saved from it?
What is sin? Sin is aspecies of rebellion against God. It is self-pleasing: it is utter ignoring of God’s claims: being completely indifferent whether my conductpleases or displeases Him. Before God saves a man He convicts him of hissinnership. By this I do not mean that he says with everybody else, “O yes we are all sinners, I know that.”Rather do I mean that the Holy Spirit makes me feel in my heart that I havebeen a life-long rebel against God, and that my sins are so many, so great, soblack, that I fear that I have transgressed beyond the reach of Divine mercy. Haveyou ever had that experience? Have you seen yourself to be totally unfit forheaven?
For the presence of a HolyGod? Do you now perceive that there is no good thing in you, nothing goodcredited to your account, that all the way through you have loved the thingsGod hates and hated the things God loves?
Has the realization of thisbroken your heart before God? Has it made you mourn that you have so despisedHis Sabbaths, neglected His Word, and given Him no real place at all in yourthoughts, affections and life? If you have not yet seen and felt thispersonally, then at present there is no hope for you, for God says, “Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish” —Luke 13:3. And if you die in your present condition youwill be lost forever.
But if you have beenbrought to the place where sin is your greatest plague, where offending God isyour greatest grief and where your deepest desire is now to please and honorHim; then there is hope for you. “The Son of man cameto seek and to save that which was lost” — Luke 19:10And He will save you providing you are ready and willing to throw down theweapons of your warfare against Him, bow to His Lordship, and surrenderyourself to His control.
His blood can wash thefoulest clean. His grace can support and uphold the weakest. His power candeliver the tried and tempted. “Behold now is theaccepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation” —IICorinthians 6:2.
Yield yourself to Christ’s claims. Give Him the throne of your heart. Turn over toHim the regulation of your life. Trust in His atoning death. Love Him with all yoursoul. Obey Him with all your might and He will conduct you to heaven.
“Believe on the LordJesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.” —Acts 16:31.