Archive for March, 2020

The Son of God on his throne with his angels Matthew 25:31

By Chad Daugherty

Matthew 7:22–23 (NIV)
22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and, in your name, perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

It’s interesting that in this scripture Jesus is addressing people who claimed to have done good works for Him, but Jesus says that he never knew them. Many people think they are on their way to Heaven because they do good things (serving in food kitchens, helping neighbors, giving to the poor, etc). While these are all good things, they will not get you into Heaven. These people also claim to know Jesus, thus the good works, but they are still lost. Even the demons know Jesus is real, but they are not saved. (Mark 1:21-27) So then, what does it take to be saved? Salvation is a free gift from God. There is nothing you need do except receive it through Jesus Christ by placing your faith and trust in Him. There are five identifying characteristics of someone who has truly embraced Jesus into their hearts. They are: