How many times does one have to receive Jesus Christ as Savior?

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How many times does one have to receive Jesus Christ as Savior?

Only once, if we then continue this faith for life (Col. 1:23). Hebrews 6:1-6 warns us about turning away from Christ so that it would be necessary to receive Him again, as if for the first time.

Receiving Christ as Lord and Savior should be a once-and-for-all event. Reality is, however, that most of us find our confidence rising and falling under the diverse circumstances of life. Let’s fasten our faith to the unchangeable truth of God (John 1:12; Heb. 13:8; 1 John 1:7-9) so that it cannot be removed regardless of how we feel!

Given the sure promises of God and the unsure per­formance of men, the best answer to your question may be “all the time.” Keep the eyes of your heart fixed on Christ, and your faith will be renewed moment by moment (2 Cor. 4:13-16).

— Elder Calvin Burrell

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Calvin Burrell is former editor of the Bible Advocate and former director of G. C. Missions. He retired in 2015 and lives with his wife, Barb, in Stayton, OR. They attend church in Marion, OR.