Is there any reason you cannot be one of these? The verse calls for two important conditions. First, you have to be a person. If you are reading this, I can guarantee that you qualify. The invitation is open to every person. Jesus’ blood qualifies every human being. There is no one, and I mean no one, who is excepted from this qualification. God doesn’t care how much you have sinned. He has loved you so much that no amount of sin you could possibly commit can compare to the amount of grace has already given you. That’s a hard truth for someone who has been through a rough time and feels God could never forgive.

Second, though, may be the tougher of the two. This is to call on the name of the Lord. This calls for humility. This is a knowledge that despite all our best efforts, we cannot be rid of the guilt of sin. We try to cleanse ourselves with good deeds, kindness and generosity. But it doesn’t work. You see we have offended an Almighty Deity, and our limited ability to make up for it doesn’t cut it. We are not capable of offering an infinite gesture of sacrifice. We cannot give an eternal offering. So we are forced to turn to an infinite God who offered an eternal sacrifice, the Lord. This, if we are too receive this powerful gift of atonement, we must ask for it. It is freely given, but it must be freely received.

Everyone can call upon the name of the Lord and be saved. Are you one of them?

God bless.

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I've been in ministry in the Christian Churches/ Churches of Christ for 20+ years. Finished my doctorate in Biblical Studies in 2015. Serve today as a Hospital Chaplain.

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