Welcome to the Understanding God’s Great Salvation Podcast. This is episode #79.
I am your host, Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International. This podcast is designed to explain what it means to be saved from sin and from the punishment of sin through Jesus Christ. This podcast is primarily for non-believers and some new believers and it will help you understand what it means to be saved from hell and have a home in Heaven as well as the blessings of the abundant Christian life.
God made salvation simple. However, down through the years many people, including some preachers and other Christians, have made the matter of salvation complicated and confusing. I know from my own experience that many people would get saved if someone would sit down and share with them straightforwardly from the Bible what it really means to accept Jesus Christ as their Saviour. That is what I intend to do with this podcast.
Let’s start out with the Word of God. The Bible says in Romans 8:35-39: “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Today’s God’s Great Salvation quote is from Horatius Bonar. He said: “For we are not saved by believing in our own salvation, nor by believing anything whatsoever about ourselves. We are saved by what we believe about the Son of God and His righteousness. The gospel believed saves; not the believing in our own faith.”
Our topic today is The Text That Made Salvation Plain to Charles Spurgeon (Part 10) from the book, “Salvation Crystal Clear” (Book 1) by Curtis Hutson.
“Look unto me, and be ye saved.” Saved from what? Hell. If I trust Jesus as my Saviour, I won’t have to go to Hell when I die. I’ll go to Heaven and be there forever and ever and ever and ever. To look to Christ means to have faith in Christ, to depend on Christ, to rely on Christ the same way you rely on your family doctor, the same way you rely on your dentist, the same way you rely on an airplane pilot. It means you have confidence in Him that He is all He offers Himself to be.
Your doctor says, “I have studied medicine. I can diagnose your case. I can tell you what is wrong. I can prescribe something that will cure you.” So you take him at his word. You trust him.
It is the same way with Jesus. You take Him at His word. He says, “I’m your Saviour. I am the only way to get to Heaven. I am life. He that hath the Son hath life. He that believes on Me has everlasting life. If you will trust Me, you will never go to Hell, but you will live in Heaven forever.” We must accept what He says, believe that He is all He offers Himself to be and trust Him completely for salvation.
I am not asking you to change religions. I am not asking you to join a church. I am simply asking you to make dead sure you are trusting Christ and nothing else for salvation, that you are looking unto Him. Anybody in the world who looks unto Him is saved.
“Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.”
I URGE YOU TO TRUST CHRIST TODAY
You have read the sermon, “The Text That Made Salvation Plain to Charles Spurgeon.” When it was preached, scores came to trust Christ as Saviour. There is absolutely no way to be saved other than looking unto Jesus. Won’t you look unto Him today? Won’t you trust Him completely for your salvation?
If I were in your home, talking with you personally, I would ask you to pray a simple prayer telling Jesus you were fully trusting Him for salvation. Since I am not in your home or office, let me ask you who are reading these lines to trust Christ today. If you will, then tell Him in your own words,
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I’m a sinner. I do believe the promise that if I look to You, I will be saved. Here and now I am completely trusting You for salvation. I am totally depending on You to take me to Heaven when I die. Amen. …
On our next broadcast, we will begin the topic, “The Whole Gospel in a Single Verse.”
Let’s Pray —
As we close today, let me leave you with these words from Hebrews 2:3: “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation…” I encourage you to not neglect the salvation and grace offered by God. He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for our sins and take the punishment that we deserve upon Himself. Romans 5:8 says that “God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, and you want to get to know Him today, here is how.
Please believe “that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures” and you will be saved. The Bible states in the book of Romans 10:9, 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Pray and ask Him to come into your heart and He will. It’s just that simple.
Until next time, my friend, thank God for His simple, great salvation. God bless you!