You aren’t “saved”

With my Pentecostal background, I understand this misconception quite a lot. Worth reading.

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“I’m a nurse.”  Well actually that’s a lie.  I’m in the process of becoming a nurse.

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“I’m saved.”  That’s also a lie.  I’m in the process of becoming saved.

I’ve heard people say to me “I’m saved” as if their judgment is already set in stone.  This devalues Jesus Christ who is the one who will stand to judge us. Accepting Jesus as your Savior is an early and necessary step in becoming saved, but it is not the final step. Just as me getting accepting into the Nursing program was not the final step into me being a registered nurse.

It really takes more than just proclaiming His name and accepting him to enter His Kingdom.

“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.” –Matthew 7:21

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  1. Outstanding post Matt! My $.02: “Before my beloved Evangelical Christian friends get their hackles up, read the full post and give Matt Lemmon perspective some thought. Personally, I have always struggled with the opinion that you make a conscious decision to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and everything is good without any further effort on your part. It just doesn’t make sense to me…we are here to learn and progress spiritually. If we are instantly “saved” by acknowledging the Savior and His atonement and that was all it took one would think that you would immediately move on to the next step if that was all it took, right?”

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