Mark: Day 32 - The Gospel isn't Complicated
This 30 Days Series will lead us to Touch the Hem of Jesus' Robe by taking a look at the Gospel of Mark.
The Word - "Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned." Mark 16:16 ESV
A Thought - It's really that simple. People want to add their pet doctrines, their ecclesiastical preferences, and their social exclusions to the salvation requirements, but they are wrong. Salvation is simple. Don't over complicate it.
Of course, you do need to have the right Jesus. You cannot create your own personal Jesus as many are fond of doing these days. A great way to know if you have the right Jesus is to compare him to the Jesus of the Apostles' Creed.
If the whole "descended into hell" part of the Apostles' Creed is a stumbling block for you, here is a great article that explains where Jesus went after He died on the Cross.
A Prayer - Lord, help me to not over complicate my faith and to not place unnecessary obstacles before others who are seeking You. - In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.
Touch the Hem of Jesus' Robe and transform your life, 60 seconds at a time. - Scott