|Q153 : The Content of Saving Faith|
This morning I was distraught following yet another attempt to witness to my mother who was raised in the Unity cult where they believe there is no Satan, no hell, God is only love, etc. She doesn't believe people are sinners, thinks homosexuals are born that way and can't understand how God could let His own Son die on the cross if He loved Him and can't stand the thought of blood. She particularly doesn't believe she's a sinner, but she prays to God.
But then I read Mr. Woods' articlea. Mom does believe in Jesus. I imagine "believe" is the operative word? As in believes He died to take her sins away? Or just believes He exists and loves her? "Except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God" - can you be born again by just believing?
I attend a fundamentalist Baptist church. When we witness to people, we generally use Scripture that refers to the fact we're all sinners, the wages of sin is death but the free gift of eternal life is through Jesus, repentance, believing Jesus died, was buried and rose from the dead after 3 days. Are those points all unnecessary? I got saved via the Roman Road. Are you saying that's works?
If you can clarify "believe" for me, I'd sure appreciate it. Thank you.