Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Who Are Saints




Who are saints? A lot of people think that a saint is someone who does good deeds for others, like helping people who are going through hard times from a natural disaster, etc., and we should help people in that way, but the biggest disaster for anyone is to die unsaved and be cast into hell forever and ever. It has been heard so many times said about someone, "She is really a saint". But in the bible the word "saint" means someone who is a saved person, born again by faith in Christ. 1 Corinthians 1:2 Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both their's and our's. The word saints is used 61 times in the new testament, and it always refers to a Christian. So if you want to be a saint and don't know Jesus as your saviour, just turn to him for salvation and you will become a saint instantly, even before you have a chance to do anything good for anybody. Of course, born again Christians who want to be like Jesus will certainly want to help people because that is the way Jesus is, especially by going through all the pain to save sinful people like you and me. The most compassionate thing you can do for someone else is to tell them how to be saved so they can have eternal life and not have to spend an eternity in hell. If someone saw their neighbor's house on fire, if they had a heart they would go over there and warn the people in the house to get out. Jesus loves everyone and is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Matthew 5:29 And if thy right hand offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

30: And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

Obviously, no one would ever cut off their hand or pluck out their eye, but what Jesus is saying is that it would be far better to do that than to be cast into hell. Jesus loves you and wants to save you. John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. God has already done everything he could to keep you out of hell by giving Jesus to pay for your sins, so you would not have to pay for them yourself. All you have to do is call upon him and put your total trust in his death on the cross and his ressurection three days later. Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

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