So our church embarked on an evangelism
last Sunday after church and we all came
back sad. I will tell you why.
We realised most of the people we
witnessed to were Christians and you
won't believe their level of knowledge and
understanding on salvation.
Only one out of 10 believers knew about
their salvation and their assurance of it.
The rest were completely lost.
These are some of the answers we
received from some Christians.
1. No body can tell if he or she is saved
or not. Only Jesus can tell that when
He comes. Till then, let's all wait and see.
2. I know I won't make it to heaven
because I haven't lived a right life as
Jesus expects me to.
I am still going to church so that incase
He comes, He can see me and have mercy
on me because am in church.
3. I know am saved but I don't have any
assurance of it.
4. I became a Christian because I was
afraid to go to hell.
5. If you live a right life, you'll go to heaven,
if you live a wrong life, you'll go to hell.
7. God hates sin so if you don't want to
perish, then don't sin.
These and many more Christians told us
as we ministered to them.
We try explaining to them that salvation
is a gift of God and faith in Christ is the
only means of being saved and going to
heaven, then they get angry and ask
"so are you saying we should do what
we like and we will still be saved?".
These same people are battling with
attitude problems yet when you tell
them the goodnews, they're agitated
and don't want to hear you.
To a large extent, I blame a lot of pastors
for this. I can boldly say without fear
that in Ghana, only about 10% of Christians
know and understand their salvation and
their assurance and security of it.
For the rest I can't say anything good.
We have been taught wrongly and badly.
We have exalted other things above
the message of the Gospel and no
wonder we have so many false converts
and ignorant believers all over who
take their bibles, dress beautifully and
go to church and still return as empty
as they went.
A lot of pastors today are teaching
philosophy, logic, motivations and
mammonism and call it the word of God
and claim it's in the Bible. What a shame.
If you're a pastor and your congregation
does not understand salvation,
the assurance of Salvation, the New
Testament, forgiveness, redemption,
eternal life and other foundational truths
of Christ work, you disappointed Jesus
Christ and you need to repent.
If a believer doesn't know about his
salvation and his assurance of it after
being a Christian for many years, then
what at all has he or she been doing at
church all this while?
A church that constantly and consistently
makes money, deliverance, killing witches,
breaking curses and doing all kinds of
directions as it's hallmark will soon
become Satan's stronghold to keep
God's people captives and slaves.
Listen, if a man goes to heaven because
of anything good or right he did, then
Christ died in vain.
If a Christian goes to hell because of anything
bad he did, then Jesus disappointed humanity.
Salvation is grace alone through faith
alone in Christ alone.
Let this settle once and for all.
If you have a hard time accepting this,
you need to go back to your Bible.
7 That in the ages to come he might
shew the exceeding riches of his grace
in his kindness toward us through Christ
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith;
and that not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Salvation is not of works, teach your
congregation. You did not die for them.
Let the know the truth. We are saved only
by believing what God did in Christ.
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy
mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe
in thine heart that God hath raised him
from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto
righteousness; and with the mouth
confession is made unto salvation.
This is clear and simple.
2 Timothy 1:9
Who hath saved us, and called us with
an holy calling, not according to our
works, but according to his own purpose
and grace, which was given us in
Christ Jesus before the world began,
4 But after that the kindness and
love of God our Saviour toward man
5 Not by works of righteousness which
we have done, but according to his mercy
he saved us, by the washing of regeneration,
and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
6 Which he shed on us abundantly
through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
7 That being justified by his grace,
we should be made heirs according to
the hope of eternal life.
This is what we must affirm.
The Gospel is so simple that it takes
an ignorant man to confuse you.
Read your Bible well: anytime good
works is mentioned, it has nothing to
do with salvation, yet it's so important
This is a faithful saying, and these
things I will that thou affirm constantly,
that they which have believed in
God might be careful to maintain
good works. These things are good
and profitable unto men.
Maintaining good works doesn't
The Bible doesn't teach that.
It is profitable for men.
Men need your good works.
Jesus does both the saving and
Now unto him that is able to keep
you from falling, and to present you
faultless before the presence of his
glory with exceeding joy,
Let's teach the Gospel whether it fills
a church or empties it.
Good works brings glory to God.
The Bible never said it brings salvation.
Let your light so shine before men,
that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father which is in
If anyone had another reason why
he made it to heaven aside faith in Christ,
this person insulted and assaulted Christ.
We preach John 3:16 yet we still don't believe it:
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.
17 For God sent not his Son into the
world to condemn the world; but that
the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not
condemned: but he that believeth
not is condemned already, because he
hath not believed in the name of the
only begotten Son of God.
Whosoever? Believeth, Whosoever?
Believeth, Whosoever? Believeth
Do we have to do anything (good works)
for salvation? No
Do we have to do anything (good works)
after salvation? Yes
These are two different things.
Good works are a results of allowing
God's word to transform us through
the renewing of our minds.
I will do more teaching on this soon.
God bless you.
Hope this blessed you?
Isaac Love Pappoe