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Salvation Plain and Simple by Dr. Curtis Hutson


"And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus" --II Tim. 3:15.

Salvation is the most important thing in the world, both now and hereafter. If you are not saved, nothing else really matters.

An old man and a little boy were out together for a boat ride. As they rode across the lake, a beautiful leaf came floating by the boat. Taking the leaf in his hand, the old man asked, "Son, do you know anything about botony?"

"No," replied the boy.

"Why," said the old man, "you have missed twenty-five percent of your life." After a while the boat passed some beautiful rocks along the shore. "Look at those beautiful stones," said the old man. "Do you know anything about geology, Son?"

"No, I'm afraid not," said the boy.

"Then, you've missed twenty-five percent of your life," he said.

In the early evening stars appeared in the sky. Looking at them, the old man asked, "Son, do you know anything about astronomy?"

"No, Sir" replied the boy, "I know nothing about astronomy."

Now it was time to go home, and when they turned the boat for shore, it flipped over in the water and sank. The young boy started swimming for shore. Looking back he noticed the old man was only splashing the water. He yelled, "Mister, do you know how to swim?"

"No!" screamed the old man.

And the boy replied, "Then you've lost your life."

If you know everything else, but do not know Christ as personal Saviour, you have lost your life.

The Bible says in John 3:36,"He that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him."

I think many people are in Hell because they did not know how to be saved.The Bible seems to indicate this in Matthew 7:22, 23 where it says, "Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works. And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."

If I understand these verses, these people wanted to go to Heaven and offered to God their good works as a claim for Heaven. But according to Jesus they were not saved. He said, "Depart from me, ye that work iniquity."

In the parable of the ten virgins in Matthew 25, all ten thought they were ready to meet the bridegroom, and went out to meet him. But when the bridegroom came, five found they were not ready.

It is possible to be saved and know without a shadow of a doubt that when you die you will go to Heaven. The way of Salvation is plain and simple in the Bible.


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