Salvation–Saved from What?
Jesus was once asked: “What must I do to be saved?” The reply he gave was disconcerting to the man looking for salvation. He was told to sell all he had and give it to the poor an come and follow Jesus. The man walked away. Is he lost forever? Must I sell all my goods and give them to the poor to obtain salvation? Is this how I am saved? What did Jesus mean? I believe what he had in mind was the rich young ruler was too dependent upon his wealth to really trust in Jesus.
Paul claimed in order to be saved a man must confess Jesus as Lord and believe that Jesus was both crucified for our sins and raised from the dead (Romans 10:9-10). This is the theology, and the practice can be found in Luke 23:42 where the thief on the cross rebuked his fellow thief and asked Jesus to remember him when he came into his Kingdom. The thief was no theologian by any stretch of the imagination, but he didn’t see Jesus’ death as the end, or at least this was what he implied. The point is, Jesus accepted that acknowledgment and told him he would be with him in paradise.
So, What is Salvation? What must we be saved from? To Whom does salvation apply? How can we be saved? What occurs when we are saved? It is my hope that the following blogs will answer these and perhaps other pertinent questions one may have about the salvation offered to us by God.
- The Invincible, Omnipresent Satan!
- Is Satan an Angel or an Archangel?
- Satan as the Serpent
- The Devil, Called Satan, Unveiled!
- Satan and Adam
- The Subtlety of Adam
- Did God’s Original Plan Fail?
- Did Jesus Have to Die?
- Who is God Able to Save?
- Are Only a Small Number Saved?
- The Three Tenses of Salvation
- Bearing Away Our Sins!
- It is Christ Only, and Him Crucified!
SOME HARD QUESTIONS:
- Am I Good Enough for Heaven?
- Can Unrepentance be Forgiven?
- UNBELIEF: Too Heavy a “Rock” for God to Lift?
- Striving to Enter the Straight Gate
- What is the Kingdom of God Like?
- Who Am I? (looking back at myself before conversion)
- Who Am I In Christ?
- Salvation Even for Me!