Story told me by Steve Jordi
The Bible warns us that Satan is more subtle than any beast of the field (Gen. 3:1). If this be so, he will do anything he can to try to damn souls to hell, even making his own gospel that is so close to the real gospel that it's almost impossible to see the difference.
Even the Apostle Paul was worried that people would be deceived, and misdirected to a false Gospel. In 2 Corinthians 11:3, we read:
"But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ."
Clearly, Satan wants to corrupt people's minds, and divert them from the simplicity of Christ.
With this in mind, I will now relate a story told to me by a guy named Steve Jordi, who used to be a Satanist.
I asked him to tell me of his years in the occult and he told me a few stories of how he communed with devils, and partook of satanic rituals.
Thinking of the following verse of scripture in 2 Corinthians 11:4, "For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him," I asked Steve if there were any demons named "Jesus."
He replied, "Funny you should ask that. Many demons desired people to call them Jesus!"
I then asked him, "So in your experience, how does a person get a demon?"
He answered, "They have to ASK for it!"
THIS BLEW ME AWAY! Just think, if there are people out there who don't know/or have never heard the Gospel, and they are just instructed to ASK Jesus to save them, they might be asking a demon to forgive them of their sins!
Further, if a soul winner tells a lost sinner to "Ask Jesus into their hearts," they could be telling a lost person to ASK A DEMON TO COME INTO THEM!
This is a shocking and sobering thought.
I then asked Steve, "How do you get demons to flee?"
He responded, "They run when they hear about the blood of Jesus Christ!"
So there you have it. If you leave out the blood of Jesus Christ when you try to win a lost soul, you could be guilty of damning a soul to hell, and giving them a false assurance of salvation. You could also be giving them a devil!
But if you tell a lost soul to TRUST THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST, there is no confusion, and the demons must flee. If a person trusts the blood of Jesus, they are saved, and on their way to heaven. But if a sinner asks, how does he know he's asking the right Jesus? The only way to know you have the right Jesus, is to trust the Jesus who died and shed his blood for your sins!
How can a person be saved if they don't know about the Blood of Jesus Christ? And how can a person be saved if he doesn't trust the blood of Jesus alone for Salvation?
Romans 3:25 states:
"Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God."
Further we read that justification comes by three things: Grace, Faith, and Blood.
Being justified freely by his GRACE through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. (Romans 3:24)
Therefore being justified by FAITH, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:1)
Much more then, being now justified by his BLOOD, we shall be saved from wrath through him. (Romans 5:9)
Better stated, a person is saved by God's GRACE through his FAITH in the BLOOD of Jesus Christ!