Salvation Is Distinct And Separate From Works

Some people tell us we have to work to be saved. What has the man

who believes that to say about the salvation of this thief? How

could he work, when he was nailed to the cross?

He took the Lord at His word, and believed. It is with the heart men

believe, not with their hands or feet. All that is necessary for a

man to be saved is to believe with his heart. This thief made a good

confession. If he had been a Christian fifty years, he could not

have done Christ more service there than he did. He confessed Him

before the world; and for nineteen hundred years that confession has

been told. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John all recorded it. They felt

it so important that they thought we should have it.

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