We’re told to ‘ASK JESUS INTO OUR HEART’ so that we can be saved. The only verse in scripture remotely close to that is John 14:15-21 partially quoted here: “If you love Me, keep My commandments. 16 “And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever– 21 “He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”
But they don’t like that, so I ask, “HOW DO YOU ASK JESUS?” Their reply, “ASK JESUS.”
So, I did… and Jesus said…
Matthew 11:15 He that hath ears to hear, let him HEAR.
John 8:24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye BELIEVE not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.
Luke 13:3 except ye REPENT ye shall ask likewise perish
Luke 12:8 Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall CONFESS me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:
Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is BAPTIZED shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
Mat 28:20 Teaching them to OBSERVE all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Now that we’ve asked Jesus, are we to obey His words?
Be careful how you answer,
Hebrews 5:9 And having been perfected, He (Jesus) became the author of eternal salvation to all who OBEY Him,
2Thessalonians 1:8 in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Must we OBEY the Master of the Universe, the Creator, the one who has been given ALL AUTHORITY in heaven and on Earth? Mat 28:18
Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
Luke 6:46 “But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do the things which I say?
BUT AREN’T WE SAVED BY FAITH ONLY?
Do you know there is only ONE verse in the entirety of scripture with those words (FAITH ONLY) placed side by side?
James 2:24 You see then that a man is justified by works, and NOT by faith only.
I find it interesting, in the denominational world, they remove the word NOT from James 2:24, but they don’t remove it all together. They take it a place it back inside the scriptures at Mark 16:16;
Mark 16:16 as understood by the denominations:
“He who believes and is (NOT) baptized will be saved;
WHAT DOES IT REALLY SAY?
“He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.”