Romans 10:9 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
9 [a]that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;
Acts 22:16 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
16 Now why do you delay? Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name.’
Hebrews 2:3 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
3 how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? [a]After it was at the first spoken through the Lord, it was confirmed to us by those who heard,
I do miss that young man who doesn't want to be blogged about and now lives in a dorm. When he was here for his winter break, he gassed my tank for me whenever it was low, so much so I think it spoiled me. I actually, stupidly, ran out of gas last week on the way home from work. I called home but my husband was already heading to his second job; and the dog doesn't have his own phone; so I walked. Walking with rheumatoid arthritis hurts.
Crossing as a pedestrian the same bridge I usually drive over, I noticed someone had covered the rails with numerous stickers encouraging people not to take their own lives, so many that I was concerned that my own slow walk and pained expression might leave the impression I was considering that option; and as much as I wanted to stop and rest, I kept going. One of those notes said, "Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem," and so it is. Ignoring your spiritual need for Christ, however, is a temporary solution for a permanent sin problem. Only Jesus can wash them away.
Nothing But the Blood - Kathryn Scott