But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.
You have no doubt seen posts like the title of this around social media. There may have been variations, such as saying Jesus, or saying that you will be blessed if you share this in the next ten seconds. A few even say that you will be saved if you share it.
I’ve looked for years but have yet to find the verse where Jesus says, “You have heard it said that if you believe you shall be saved. But I am here to tell you that you cannot be saved unless you like and share everyone Christian post and comment ‘Amen’.”
I’m doing this post for personal reasons. Considered doing it awhile back, but decided against it because I thought of it as a “nonissue”. But I’ve been having someone bombard me with these messages multiple times a day for months. I have asked her to stop countless times, but she ignores me and keeps on doing it.
Well, tonight I called her out again…
This turned into an argument with me showing her other non-religious things she’d sent, including fake amber alerts and those annoying “send this panda/flower/etc to everyone you know to show you love them” messages. She then resorted to personal attacks, then blocked me.
I say all of this because I felt like it’s apparently important to point out that Jesus did not call us to like posts and type “amen” to be saved. To be saved, you must believe in Jesus. But not just believe in him.
Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
So it’s not enough to just believe in Jesus. Even the devils believe in Him. They know He exists. No You must also believe Jesus. Trust in Him.
Being obnoxious about it just turns nonbelievers away.
Also, for those who are quick to share anything that says “Share if you love Jesus” without really looking at it; The power of Obi-Wan compels you!