10번글
간단한 구원
2003-05-13
7012건 조회
제목 : Simple Salvation
저자 : Rev. Curtis Hutson/컬티스 허쓴 목사

In the book, Life and Works of Spurgeon, published in 1890, Mr.Spurgeon gives the following
account of his conversion:

It pleased God in my childhood to convince me of sin. My heart was broken in pieces. Six months
did I pray뾭rayed agonizingly with all my heart, and never had an answer. I resolved that, in the
town where I lived, I would visit every place of worship in order to find out the way of salvation.
I felt I was willing to do anything and be anything if God would only forgive me.

I set off, determined to go round to all the chapels; and I went to all the places of worship; and
though I dearly venerate the men that occupy those pulpits now, and did so then, I am bound to say
that I never heard them once fully preach the Gospel. I mean by that, they preached truth, great
truths, many good truths that were fitting to many of their congregation뾱piritually-minded
people; but what I wanted to know was, How can I get my sins forgiven? And they never once told me
that. I wanted to hear how a poor sinner, under a sense of sin, might find peace with God; and when
I went I heard a sermon on "Be not deceived: God is not mocked," which cut me up worse, but did not
say how I might escape. I went again another day, and the text was something about the glories of
the righteous: nothing for poor me.

At last, one snowy day뾦t snowed so much I could not go to the place I had determined to go to,
and I was obliged to stop on the road, and it was a blessed stop to me뾋 found rather an obscure
street, and turned down a court, and there was a little chapel.꿌 wanted to know how I might be
saved.꾿t last a very thin-looking man came into the pulpit and opened his Bible and read these
words: "Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth." Just setting his eyes upon me,
as if he knew me all by heart, he said, "Young man, you are in trouble." Well, I was, sure enough.
Says he, "You will never get out of it unless you look to Christ."

And then, lifting up his hands, he cried out, "Look, look, look! It is only look!" I saw at once
the way of salvation. Oh, how I did leap for joy at that moment! I know not what else he said; I
did not take much notice of it뾋 was so possessed with that one thought. Like as when the brazen
serpent was lifted up, they only looked and were healed. I had been waiting to do fifty things, but
when I heard this word "Look!" what a charming word it seemed to me! Oh, I looked until I could
almost have looked my eyes away! And in Heaven I will look on still in my joy unutterable.

That was Spurgeon뭩 experience of salvation뾲he man who became one of the greatest preachers of
all times. In fact, he may have been the greatest preacher since the Apostle Paul or since New
Testament preachers.

He preached when just a teenager at Park Street Church. A thousand came to hear him, then twelve
hundred. He made a move to Exeter Hall, and ten thousand came. Later when that place burned, they
moved to Surrey Gardens. Thirty thousand came to hear him there.

The people said, "He뭩 a teenager, a novelty. When he gets older, this will wear off, and such
crowds will not come." But they kept coming. Finally the Metropolitan Baptist Tabernacle was built
which seated five thousand. You had to have a ticket in order to get into the Metropolitan
Tabernacle to hear Spurgeon preach, and these had to be gotten two to three weeks in advance. On
many occasions Spurgeon would ask the church members to stay at home to make space for all the
visitors. And these visitors would pack the five-thousand-seat building to hear Spurgeon preach.

When I read his salvation experience, I knew my experience was not too much unlike Charles
Spurgeon뭩. I went to church. A preacher said, "Ye must be born again," but I had no idea what he
meant. I even heard him say, "You ought to be saved. If you are not saved, you are going to Hell."
I knew Hell was a lake of fire뾞n awful place뾟ut I didn뭪 know what "saved" meant. And no matter
how much I wanted to be saved, I couldn뭪 have been because I didn뭪 know how to be saved. I
prayed, I did everything else I knew to do, but I didn뭪 know I had to trust Jesus Christ as my
Saviour. Nobody had ever explained it to me.

Multiplied thousands of religious people go to church Sunday after Sunday, week after week, month
after month, year after year; many know about Jesus and know something about the Scriptures, but
they don뭪 know how to obtain forgiveness of their sins. So they face death still unsaved.

I think many preachers take for granted that people know how to be saved, and so they never bother
to explain it. They think it sounds too simple.

At the risk of sounding too simple, I take the text Spurgeon heard and give you a simple salvation
sermon so no one listening to my voice can ever say, "I went to church, heard what he said, but
didn뭪 know what he meant. I didn뭪 know how to be saved, nor did I know how to obtain
forgiveness of my sins."

"Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else."
이사야 45장 22절,"나를 앙망하라 그리하면 구원을 얻으리라 나는 하나님이라 다른이가 없음이니라"
Looking at the text, I call your attention to four things:

I. THE SOURCE OF SALVATION (구원의 근원)
You have the Source of salvation in the text: "Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the
earth: for I am God, and there is none else." Doesn뭪 it seem strange that we have to
emphasize "me"? Salvation is not in a church, not in any denomination, not in sacraments, not in
ceremonies, not in rituals, not in works, not in reformation; salvation is in a Person뾲he Lord
Jesus Christ. "Look unto me, and be ye saved."

My most difficult job as an evangelist is getting people to look to Christ alone for salvation.
Some very sincere people look to Jesus and the baptistry. "It is not enough to look to Jesus," they
say; "you must also be baptized."

Now everybody who gets saved ought to be baptized by immersion in a local church, but no one gets
baptized to be saved. It is not looking to the baptistry; it is looking to Jesus.

I have been baptized, and I try to live right. But if I had to die right now and stand at Heaven뭩
gate and were asked, "Curtis, why should we let you in?" I would not say, "Because I lived right."
I believe I would stand tall and say:

My hope was built on nothing less
Than Jesus blood and righteousness;

I dared not trust the sweetest frame,

But wholly leaned on Jesus name.

And that angel would say, "Come in, Curtis. You have the magic word that gets one into Heaven!"
Jesus will not share saving people with any church, with any denomination, with any individual뾫ot
the pope, not the Baptist preacher, no sacrament뾫othing else. He only is the Saviour, not one of
the saviours.

사도행전 4장 12절에서, Peter said, "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is
none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."

A missionary visiting on a mission field led a little boy to Christ. He already had religion and
knew about Jesus, but he had added many other things for salvation.

A few days later when she saw the little fellow, his countenance had changed. She asked, "Son,
something has happened to you. You don뭪 look the same. What happened?"

He answered, "Miss Missionary, I always knew Jesus was necessary, but I didn뭪 know until the
other day that He was enough."

I am here to tell you and the whole world that Jesus Christ is not only necessary, He is enough.

It is not what a man does that saves him; it is not what a man promises to do that saves him; it is
not what a man quits doing that saves him; it is what a man has that makes him a Christian.

If a man must have a million dollars to be a millionaire, what must a man have to be a Christian?
CHRIST! 요한일서 5장 12절에서, we read "He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son
of God hath not life." That is it!

I뭢 not going to Heaven because I뭢 a Baptist, or because I뭭e been baptized, or because I have
tried to live good. I뭢 going to Heaven because I뭢 trusting Christ and Him alone for salvation.

There is no promise to those who partially believe on Jesus. The promise is to those who wholly
believe on Him, the Source of salvation.

I belong to a church, I tithe to a local church in Murfreesboro, not in order to be saved, but
because I am saved and want to help propagate the Gospel throughout the world through my local
church program. But I did only one thing for salvation: I looked to Christ alone.

If there were any other way to be saved, why would God let His Son die on the cross? Yet this
religion and this religion and this religion are trying to go to Heaven through baptism, through
keeping the Commandments, through sacraments, through ceremonies, through lighting and burning
candles and every other way. But Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh
unto the Father, but by me."


II. THE SCOPE OF SALVATION (구원의 범주)
We have the Source of salvation, but we have also the scope of salvation: "Look unto me, and be ye
saved, all the ends of the earth." Who can be saved? Everybody!

I get a little impatient with those who teach hyper-Calvinism and say that some are elected to be
saved, some are elected to be lost, and some couldn뭪 get saved no matter what because they weren
t elected.

I have never met a non-elected Calvinist. They are all elected. It is the others who are not.

Ask any little first-grader what "Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth" means,
and he will tell you, "Everybody in the world."

요한복음 3장 16절은 says, "For God so loved the world." Ask any third-grader what that
means, and he뭠l tell you, "God loves everybody in the world."

히브리서 2장 9절은 says He tasted "death for every man." Ask any third-grader what "every
man" means, and he뭠l say, "Nobody is excluded: it means everybody."

But once you get to college and seminary, you learn that "every man" doesn뭪 really mean every
man; that the whole world doesn뭪 really mean the whole world, but the whole elected world.
Hogwash! Why don뭪 you take it for what it says, "Look unto me, and be ye saved"?

What is the scope? "All the ends of the earth." Salvation is for everybody.

If I sell automobiles, I have to find a prospect because everybody is not a prospect. If I am
selling real estate, I have to find a prospect because everybody is not a prospect. But when I am
preaching the Gospel, everybody I meet뾯ich or poor, educated, uneducated, dumb, handsome, good-
looking or ugly뾦s a prospect for salvation. "Jesus died for the whole world" is the scope of
salvation.

Nobody in Hell will ever look up to Heaven and say, "Jesus, I wanted to be saved, but You didn뭪
die for me." He will be in Hell because he would not trust Jesus Christ as his Saviour.


III. THE SIMPLICITY OF SALVATION (구원의 단순성)
We not only have the Source of salvation and the scope of salvation, but we have the simplicity of
salvation in our text.

Mr. Bob Jones, Sr., once said, "Truth뭩 most becoming garment is simplicity." People are not
confused because preachers have been too simple, but they are confused because preachers have been
too complicated. Good preaching is not complicating a simple matter, but simplifying a complicated
matter. Billy Sunday used to say, "Put the cookies on the lower shelf so everybody can reach them."

Whether this is true, I do not know, but I have been told that Charles Finney really didn뭪 start
out to preach. But he went to hear other preachers preach, and they used such words that the
average man couldn뭪 understand. Being a lawyer and an educated man, he could understand them. I
am told that Charles Finney would gather people together and explain what the preacher had said
from the pulpit. And he drew larger crowds explaining what the preacher had said than the preacher
drew when he preached the sermon! Make your message so simple that anybody can understand it.

Salvation is so simple that we stumble over it. We can뭪 believe it is that easy. Does our text
say, "Look unto me, and be baptized and join the church"? No. Does it say, "Look unto me, and live
right"? No. Does it read, "Look unto me, turn over a new leaf, and promise never to sin again"? Oh
no! We do one thing to get saved: we look to Christ.

When Moses raised that brazen serpent in the wilderness, he said to those who were bitten and
doomed to die, 멛ook and live. He didn뭪 say, "All you who have 20/20 vision, look and you will
live, but you who are blind in one eye don뭪 have a chance." He just said, "Look." You could have
been blind in one eye and hardly have had sight in the other, but with what sight you had, if you
looked at that brazen serpent, you lived.

People say to me, "I don뭪 think I have enough faith to be saved." It is not the measure of faith
but the object of faith who saves. You can have a little bitty faith and a great big Saviour. If,
with what little, quivering faith you have, you will look to Jesus, then you will be saved.

Not a man in this room put his breakfast through a chemical analysis before he ate it. You just sat
down and started eating. You don뭪 know that your spouse wouldn뭪 put rat poison in that food!
Blind faith. You trusted her.

When you eat in a restaurant, you eat by faith. I have sat down in a restaurant and noticed bread
left on plates and nice pieces of meat. I wonder: Do they throw out that good, uneaten stuff? That
seems like such a waste. Everyone has faith.

The simplicity of salvation"Look unto me" is all He is saying. With the little faith you have,
even if it be just the least bit, say, "I cannot save myself. I believe Jesus died for me, and I뭢
looking to Him, trusting Him to take me to Heaven," and you will be saved.

The word look means "to depend on, to rely on." That same expression is found in 히브리서 12장 2절:
"Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith." Martin Luther
translated that, "Of looking unto Jesus," which has the idea of looking away from everything else
and looking only to Jesus뾩ooking away from our baptism, our works, our good life, our promises to
do better, our reformation뾩ooking only to Jesus.

Do I make myself clear? I뭢 struggling. I don뭪 want you to trust anything but Jesus. I want you
to live right, go to church, get baptized, tithe. But when it comes to salvation, I want you to
say, "My hope is built on nothing less, than Jesus blood and righ-teousness. I am trusting Him
and Him alone to get me to Heaven."

The Source of salvation뾌esus-구원의 근원은 예수 그리스도이십니다

The scope of salvation"all the ends of the earth."/구원의 범주는 '모든 땅 끝 까지'입니다

The simplicity of salvation뾧ust look/구원의 단순성은 '바라보기만' 하라는 것입니다

Isn뭪 that simple? Jesus made it that easy for us. He did the hard part two thousand years ago
when He suffered Hell at Calvary for the whole world. I won뭪 get into trying to explain that,
except to say that He was infinite. He could suffer infinitely. And He did it in those few hours
when He was suspended between Heaven and earth, as if rejected by both.

We have seen the Source of salvation, the scope of salvation, the simplicity of salvation. One is
saved by simply trusting, simply believing, simply depending on Jesus.


IV. THE SURETY OF SALVATION(구원의 확증)
Now, the surety of salvation. "Look unto me, and be ye saved." We use that word all the time.
Sometimes an unsaved world doesn뭪 understand our terminology, especially those who don뭪 go to
church. If you say, "So-and-so got saved," they think he was in a house on fire and was pulled out
of the back bedroom window. Or he was drowning, and somebody threw him a lifeline and dragged him
in. To the world, saved means saved from something. If you save a man from a burning building, you
save him from burning to death. If you save a man from drowning, you drag him out of the lake
before he goes under for the last time. And when a man is saved in the Bible sense, he is saved
from the penalty of sin, which is Hell.

To be saved means I am saved from Hell, the lake of fire. And when I get to Heaven, I뭠l be saved
from the very practice and presence of sin. But right now, I am saved from the penalty of sin, for
Jesus paid the penalty at Calvary.

"Look unto me, and be ye saved."

The Bible tells us that, but most religions teach that you are not saved when you look to Jesus.
They say you are put in a position to be saved, provided you don뭪 mess up again, or provided you
endure to the end, or provided you keep the Ten Commandments. You have looked to Jesus and are
trusting Him, but if you mess up, too bad. But all of us know we are going to mess up.

We are not saved by not messing up; we are saved by looking to Him. "Look unto me, and be ye
saved"뾫ot put into a position to be saved provided you do this and do that; but look unto Him,
and be saved.

Do you know that if you are in danger of being lost, you are not saved? You were just put into a
position to be saved, provided something doesn뭪 happen. If I swim out into the middle of the lake
to rescue you, then drag you ninety yards and leave you ten yards from shore, then brag after I get
back to shore that I have saved you뾋 didn뭪 save you. I put you in a position to be saved
provided you could swim ten yards.

And if you look to Jesus and He says, "You will go to Heaven if you don뭪 do this, or if you do
that," He doesn뭪 save you; He puts you in a position to be saved if you can do this or if you can
refrain from doing the other.

No, when you looked to Jesus, you were saved right then and there. And you couldn뭪 go to Hell if
you tried. Justification is an act that cannot be reversed nor followed by condemnation.

The Source of salvation뾌esus.

The scope of salvation"the ends of the earth."

The simplicity of salvation뾧ust looking, just trusting.

The surety뾞nd be saved/구원의 확증

I am saved. I am going to Heaven. Why? Because I뭢 looking to Jesus. I뭢 trusting Jesus. And if
you will look to Him, you too will be saved. Trust Him alone and nothing else.



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