Then Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.”
And he answered and said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”
I’ve often thought about an individual’s commitment to salvation.
Many pastors, books, and tracts often give, what is termed, a sinners prayer.
I’m sure the sincere and contrite heart reading or repeating the words as a prayer leads to true salvation.
I am the result of a written sinners’ prayer from the back of a tract.
However, the Ethiopian eunuch did not utter the same words as me.
He did not speak the same words I have heard others pray for salvation.
Salvation is not found in the words but in the heart.
Philip inquired what was in the Ethiopian’s heart.
His reply is his assurance of his salvation.
His heart-felt belief and faith that Jesus is the Son of God is his salvation.
Only after this profession of his faith did the Ethiopian receive water baptism and continue on his way rejoicing. (vs 39)
Although the narrative from Luke ends here, tradition says the eunuch returned home and declared that Messiah had come, lived, and died for our sins. And then was raised the third day to secure eternal life for all who believe.
Now the question is do you believe?
If your answer is yes, then do you believe in your mind or in your heart?