Believe in Jesus Christ with faith alone and be saved. Thus, all people will become believers in Christ Jesus with faith only and all will be saved and go to Heaven.
Luke 3:6 All flesh shall see the salvation of God
I was watching this Youtube video about the history of all the denominations of the church.
First off, a handy video guide, in terms of denomination names. Therefs certainly a lot. A lot for me to rebuke. But for now, letfs rebuke Presbyterianism. I say these words with kindness and love as usual. A love for the truth my friends.
I found that the Youtube creator identifies as a Presbyterian. They seem to have some random Minecraft gameplay in the background. Herefs a video they posted about baptism and salvation.
Here at 1:12 they say gFaith + Baptism doesnft saveh which is true, faith alone saves. But, as a Youtube commenter Jordan Towner says g1:46 in the video you explicitly say "Baptism is something that needs to happen before we can have faith." FALSE. The only thing we need to be saved is faith alone! How interesting since this comment was posted 17 hours ago.
Romans 4:5 And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness,
Baptism is meant to be a metaphor, by how faith alone in Jesus Christ WASHES away our sins, and this sin is like dirt, a metaphor for taking a bath. Do we need to take a PHYSICAL bath to be saved? NO! Do we have a SPIRITUAL bath by believing in Jesus Christ with faith alone. Metaphorically, yes. The reason Jesus mentions baptism is to give us this imagery in our mind, a physical representation of a a spiritual concept, similar to Christfs parables. Itfs an explanation, not the actual concept.
WATER BAPTISM does not save us! Only faith alone in Jesus Christ.
He then mentions Baptismal Regeneration, saying that water baptism save us, this is FALSE
1st John 5:13... gThese things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may KNOW that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.h John states that the sole purpose of his Epistle is to teach us how to KNOW we are saved.
Getting washed with some physical water as an infant, or taking a physical shower as a teenager, or having a physical bath as an adult, none of it saves us! The only way we can get the Holy Spirit into us is by believing in Jesus Christ with faith alone! Like what, we need to go down some physical water slide to be saved? Splash Island? Water baptism for salvation is FALSE. Faith alone salvation in Jesus Christ is true!
A great shame because in another video Redeemed Zoomer rebuke Lordship Salvation. I also rebuke Lordship Salvation many times! Because itfs works salvation and itfs false. Only faith alone saves us.
Here Redeemed Zoomer posted a video about Universal Salvation. Interesting. I was originally rebuking him for the false water baptism belief, but sure, wefll add in Universal Salvation here too.
First off, hell is not a permanent state, itfs only temporary mental anguish which is Sheol. Eventually, all will be saved by believing in Jesus with faith alone. So his description of Christian Universalism is at least true
At 1:09 they say gno one should be happy with eternal conscious tormenth which is good! I agree, itfs not the Lordfs desire to punish forever, the Lord is merciful and gracious and will restore all people to Him through Christ, thatfs His goal.
Then at 1:18 they say geven though I do take the traditional view of eternal conscious tormenth oof, so close! They were so close! They understand that they are not happy with ECT, they understand that God is love, and yet they still accept ECT. Even though those two views contradict each other. Must be the mindfs coping mechanism. The truth is that
gno one should be happy with eternal conscious tormenth because gGod is not happy with eternal conscious torment.h
Psalm 100:5 For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues to all generations.
Look at that, the Lordfs love endures FOREVER. Forever meaning olam, Hebrew for pertaining to an age. His faithfulness continues to each generation of humanity. God will never give up on someone, He will keep convincing them to believe in Christ with faith alone until eventually they do believe in Jesus with faith alone and are saved. Nothing is too hard for God, with the Lord anything is possible!
3:20 Redeemed Zoomer says gthis is a very dangerous doctrineh. Dangerous to Satan, I say, who wants to hurt people, the destroyer, the lion. However, to the Lord, this is not a dangerous doctrine. To Christians, this is not a dangerous doctrine. Eternal Conscious Torment is an extremely dangerous doctrine because that belief literally wants to tortures people forever
3:27 Redeemed Zoomer says git may prevent those who you teach from being savedh FALSE. I have had many many people who have been saved because of Christian Universalism. Because they were traumatized by a God who tortures people forever, or were confused how a God who loves everyone would also torture the majority of people forever. The Christian truth is that everyone WILL go to Heaven. Christ will save everyone through faith alone. All people WILL believe in Jesus with faith only.
4:10 Redeemed Zoomer essentially says gThis one Universalist I know IRL has not given people some apparent gtheological toolsh they need so thatfs why he doesnft believe in it.h I think the problem is that, Redeemed Zoomer promotes the false views of water baptism for salvation when itfs faith alone. So for them, they would probably define gtheological toolsh as some sort of water baptism being necessary for salvation which IS FALSE.
I believe that itfs useful for someone to first understand faith alone salvation then permanent salvation then universal salvation. Because when you believe in Christ with faith alone, of course youfre fully saved, but you also understand through the Holy Spirit, Godfs kindness for the whole world. Otherwise, youfre trapped in this rules based system which says gHey only people who are water baptized can be saved or follow these random rules, so not everyone can be savedh when the truth is gNo rules save us, we are all sinners, thus we will all believe in faith alone in Jesus Christ and thus we will all be savedh.
So letfs examine their Presbyterian belief further then.
Their twitter says they are
High-Church Presbyterian (PCUSA)
Google search I canft really find any statement of faith. Therefs a website, but itfs just a blog. So let me keep looking through various Presbyterian churches in general until I find one.
Herefs a Presbyterian church that I found, their statement of faith.
Start quote With this understanding of grace, we are all predestined to be saved if we repent of our sins and accept by faith the relationship of love that God offers to us. End quote.
Itfs true that itfs God grace to save us. Out of His grace He sent His Son to die on the cross for our sins.
Titus 2:11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people,
Itfs also true that we are all predestined to be saved, in terms of Christian Universalism. We are all elected in advance to become believers in Christ and go to heaven, because it was Godfs plan in the beginning to make us all clean of sin by believing in Jesus. So itfs important they change that word gifh to gwhenh. EVENTUALLY, everyone will be saved, itfs not a matter of if, itfs a matter of when! Thatfs the Christian Universalist TRUTH. Its like with OSAS, Once Saved Always Saved. Itfs not if saved, itfs ONCE saved, because eventually everyone will be saved. Universal Salvation coming true is not conditional, it WILL come true, because everyone WILL become believers in Jesus Christ with faith alone and all will be saved through Him.
Romans 11:6 But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace. [No longer meaning never]
No loving God would torture people in Hell forever, Hell doesnft appear in the Bible at all. Hell comes from Greek MYTHology. Itfs FAKE! Sheol, Hebrew word for realm of the dead, is true and itfs just where the dead people go. All of Sheol will be emptied out because everyone in the realm of the dead will become believers in Jesus Christ with faith alone and be saved!
LAMENTATIONS 3:31-33 For men are not cast off by the Lord forever. Though he may punish cruelly, yet he will have compassion in the fullness of his love; he does not willingly afflict or punish any mortal man.
And God never destroys people permanently, that would be a waste. God has made each person uniquely and with love, He knows how many hairs are on a personfs skin. He created all of us! He is God of all that is good! The creator of the world! Thus, He will save the world, because John 3:16 For God so loved THE WORLD!
Luke 12:7 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
EZEKIEL 18:23 Have I any desire, says the Lord God, for the death of a wicked man? Will I not rather that he should mend his ways and live?
This Presbyterian says gRepenth. The meaning of repentance is recognition of sins NOT turning from sins. We can NOT turn from our sins to be saved because otherwise salvation would not be a free gift. Salvation is ONLY faith alone in Jesus Christ! NO works salvation. Turning from sins is works salvation.
Itfs only possible for us to be free of sin, not by our own efforts, but by believing in the blood of Christ, who washes away all of our sins. We believe in Jesus Christ and then we are saved. After salvation, then we have the Holy Spirit permanently residing in us, so we cannot lose our salvation. We are permanently counted as righteous.
Genesis 15:6 And he believed the Lord, and he counted it to him as righteousness.
Meanwhile, theyfre menu has on the top left a section that says gBaptismh
start quote gOne of the main reasons for the lively discussion that surrounds the doctrine of baptism among contemporary Presbyterians is the historic Reformed conviction that gthe Holy Spirit claims us in the waters of baptismh (gBrief Statement of Faithh).h end quote
WHAT!?!?! This is FALSE. The physical waters of baptism DO NOT save us. The ONLY way for the Holy Spirit to enter our body is through FAITH ALONE in Jesus Christ. Look at how many times itfs said in the Bible to believe in Christ with faith alone!
Galatians 3:8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, gIn you shall all the nations be blessed.h
When we believe in Christ Jesus with faith alone we are permanently saved, the Holy Spirit permanently resides with us. Water baptism does absolutely NOTHING for salvation, itfs faith alone! Water baptism does NOT save us, only a simple belief in Jesus Christ. Believe in Him and the Comforter, the Ruach Adonai, comes to dwell within you permanently, your body is a temple!
Galatians 5:6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith
So it seems with these Presbyterians in general, they like to confuse water baptism and faith alone. Woe to the Presbyterians. Thatfs why on my website www.jesus-saves-all.com I make it obviously clear . It seems like even Youtubers, people who have made dozens of videos on Christianity, still canft understand this simple truth. A great shame, how people come and overcomplicate the Gospel like this. The simple Gospel truth is that we only need to believe in Jesus Christ and be saved THATfS IT!
Philippians 3:9 And be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ