Thursday, July 7, 2016

WHAT ABOUT THE SIGNS? - By John N. Baker



-Scripture Reading: Mark 16:17-18

These two verses have caused much confusion amongprofessing believers. Many have doubted their salvationbecause they were unable to exhibit any of these signs. It doessay, "These signs shall follow them that believe." The wordsshall follow" mean to follow side by side or accompany.Therefore, if verse 15 (which says "Go ye into all the world andpreach the gospel to every creature") is the marching ordersor the believer today; then these signs should accompany them. Many have attemptedto handle poisonous snakes anddrink poison, trying to prove these verses. Some have paid forthis mistake dearly!

All the confusion and doubt cast upon salvation can becleared up when we see that this was the Gospel of theKingdom. With the setting aside of Israel and the Gospel ofthe Kingdom (Romans 11:25), the accompanying signs wereset aside also. One of the signs mentioned in verse 17 isspeaking in "new tongues." In I Corinthians 13:8, theScriptures reveal that tongues were to "cease." With thecompletion of the revelation of the mystery (Colossians 1:25),tongues did cease. Not only that, but all the sign gifts ceased.We are saved today by God's matchless grace apart fromworks of any kind. This includes the working of miraculousgifts also. We need no authenticating sign to assure oursalvation. God's completed Word assures that if we believehat Christ died for our sins and arose again on account of ourjustification, "The Spirit Himself beareth witness with ourSpirit, that we are the children of God" (Romans 8:16).


 How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4


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