Maybe So

By R.C. Smart, Sr.

Will a person in the Sahara who believes and repents go to heaven even though it is impossible to be baptized?

Well, maybe so.

Then baptism is not necessary to go to Heaven.

Will a Christian who sins ignorantly and therefore, never specifically repents of that sin go to Heaven?

Well, maybe so.

Then repentance is not necessary for salvation.

Will a Christian in a congregation that corrupts the worship or the work of the church who dies before growing to the knowledge of that error go to Heaven?

Well, maybe so.

Then the work and worship of the church are not important to salvation.

Will a person who is not certain of the scripturalness of his marriage, but decides to “do the best he can” go to Heaven?

Well, maybe so.

Then divorce and remarriage for any reason is acceptable to God.

There are too many preachers teaching and preaching “Maybe So’s.” The New Testament teaches that the baptized believer shall be saved (Mk. 16:15-16). Except ye repent you shall perish (Lk. 13:3). If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins (1 Jn. 1:9). We are told the worship God will accept. We are told the work God wants the church to perform. We are told that he who puts away his wife and remarries, except for fornication commits adultery.

These are not Maybe So’s. Teach what the Bible says and leave the Maybe So’s to God.

Guardian of Truth XXIX: 3, p. 84
February 7, 1985