Do you need to wait until all our doubts are resolved before you come the Christ for salvation
By: The John Ankerberg Show
Keywords: Doubts, Christ alone, John 10:7-16, Romans 10:13
- Lutzer: A few years ago I was in Washington, DC, giving a seminar in a church and a secret service agent was there. He said, “Would you like to go into the White House?” And he said, “The President is at Camp David over the Memorial Day weekend. I’ll get you into the Oval Office.” Oh! Would I say “No” to that, John?!
- So I showed up with two of my daughters and there’s guards there. And my daughter begins to open her purse to get her ID, and the guard said, “Aren’t you with him?”
- She said, “Yes.”
- “Oh, just go on in.” We get to the door of the White House. More guards. They looked at him and then they looked at us and they said, “You’re with him? Just go on in.”
- Inside the hallway more guards. They do the same thing. Then I look around the corner and I could already see the Oval Office through the corner of the eye and along the hallway and there’s just one guard standing there and he sees the agent and he sees us. And he said, in effect, “Go on in.” We couldn’t go to the President’s desk but we could step into the Oval Office.
- Now let’s pretend – let’s use our imagination – that we all die together, and since 9/11 that’s been easier to comprehend. Jesus meets us on the other side of the curtain to take us all the way to the Heavenly City. And along the way there are sentries, angels, stationed. We get to the first group of angels. They look at Jesus and they look at us and they say, “You’re with Him? Go on in.”
- We get to more angels along the way and they look at Jesus and they say, “Oh, you’re with Him? Go on in.” And then suddenly we see God in unapproachable light, the Bible says, and we see the holiness of God and the beauty of God and He is more beautiful and more holy than we ever imagined on this earth. And we say, as we look into our hearts, we have a flashback: “I can’t go in!” because among us there are women who have had abortions, there are men who have been immoral, there are people who before their conversion lived a homosexual lifestyle. I mean, we are one messy bunch of sinners! And we say, “We can’t go in.” But the angel says, “You’re with Him? Go on in.”
- And after we are gathered together, the Father says to the Son, “Thank you so much for bringing my children home because I love them very, very much and I want to be with them. And I want you to know that I have inspected them very carefully, and I find no fault in them.”
- That’s why we sing, “Clothed in His righteousness alone, faultless to stand before the throne.” And among us are some doubters, John, but their faith was in Christ alone and they joined the rest of us in the Heavenly Kingdom.
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