Man does not set the standard for salvation, God does. Man does not set the standard for how we worship, God does. Man does not set the standard for holy living, God does. Man does not tell God that He will accept women preachers and Elders, He tells us whether He will accept them.
Man does not tell God that He will accept mechanical music in His church, He tells whether us whether or not He will accept it. Man does not tell God that He will accept “alternate life styles,” He tells us whether He will accept such.
Man does not tell God what constitutes an adulterous marriage, He tells us. Man does not tell God who will be save and who will be eternally lost. God tells us who will be saved and who will be lost.
Does God have the right to demand certain things of us and place certain restriction on us in order to save us? Yes. Because He is God!
There are many self-appointed “theological sheriffs” in the religious world today who say man can be saved in ways that God has never said; that they can worship in ways that God has never said; that they can live a life that God does not condone, and still be saved. They are wrong. “Not everyone who says to me Lord, Lord, shall enter the Kingdom of Heaven, only he that does the will of My Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 7:21) — Toby Miller
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Remember, in order to be saved and enjoy all God’s blessings (not the least of which is salvation), a person must have faith (Jn. 8:24), be willing to repent (Lk. 13:3), and after confessing Christ as Lord, the final step is water baptism (Rom. 6:3; 1 Cor. 12:13; 1 Pet. 3:20-21). Bible baptism is by immersion only (“burial,” Rom. 6:4), and once it is done, heaven puts that person “into Christ” (Gal. 3:27; Rom. 6:3). After proper baptism a person has their sins forgiven (Acts 2:38).