It's 2 am, and my occassional insomnia is in full swing. Something excited me earlier in the day, and I kept thinking about it, and now my brain stays awake even if my body tries to shut my eye. So, I got up and where else do I go once the laptop purrs ? You guessed it, Baptist Board. So, browsing around I noticed a phrase which was being freely thrown around and used by both the classic and modern Arminians on this board, and by the Calvinists of various "points" as well. The phrase is "trust Christ", and its variables. You know. Like, "trust God", "trust in Jesus", "look to Jesus only", and so on. So. I guess I'll throw a few questions. (Uhmmm....what is it with Baptist Board ? I'm pretty sure this question will get serious answers along with the patronizing ones and the sarcastic ones and the boring ones, but I still come and throw this question on this board). Anyway. Do the phrase "trust Christ" mean to trust Christ for our eternal salvation everytime it is used in the Bible ? Suppose someone doesn't "trust Christ", can he not be eternally saved ? Will the death of Christ mean nothing at all, and will His resurrection be absolutely fruitless for one who does not "trust Christ" because he has never heard of Him ? or no one has explained Christ to him in a gospel way ? According to the Scriptures, what happens when we "trust Christ" ? Does it redound or result in eternal salvation for us ? Silly insomniac questions, but all serious answers not laced with sarcasm will be treated with equal respect, dignity and sobriety.