Good Morning! It is truly a beautiful Monday morning here in Colorado. How is it where you are?
As I am continuing my slow walk through the book of Acts (you might note that pretty much everything I do is slow – ha!), I have for the last several days been lingering in and mulling over Acts 20:17-38.
This morning I’ve found myself hanging around verse 21 which includes the phrase, “… repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.”
And it occurs to me to wonder, is this all that is required to be adopted into the family of God, to be saved, to be converted, to ascend the stairs to heaven for eternity??
What is missing?
Or, perhaps more applicable to the society in which we live, what is often added that is not necessary?
Note that the question here is not, what evidence is common of believers? We’re not exploring the behaviors we might expect to see in a child of God.
No, the question to us today is, what is required to be adopted into the family of God, to be saved, to be converted, to ascend the stairs to heaven for eternity?