What Must I Do?

In Acts 16:30 the Philippian jailer asked, “What must I do to be saved?”

William MacDonald wrote the following comment in his commentary:

“This question must precede every genuine case of conversion. A man must know he is lost before he can be saved. It is premature to tell a man how to be saved until first he can say from his heart, I truly deserve to go to hell…Many people today seem to have difficulty knowing what it means to believe. However, when a sinner realizes he is lost, helpless, hopeless, hell-bound, and when he is told to believe on Christ as Lord and Savior, he knows exactly what it means. It is the only thing left that he can do!” (MacDonald, W & Farstad, A. Believer’s Bible Commentary: Thomas Nelson or Logos)

Do you have hope without Jesus? You’re hopeless, then.

“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved…” – Acts 16:31

 

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One response to “What Must I Do?

  1. Eric Gimbel

    What a wonderful and absolute biblically truthful statement, thank you for your stand upon the Rock. And praise the Lord for the diaspora despite the apostasy that exists in the church today. I have been very encouraged by this comment. God bless you and your family!

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