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What is Salvation?

In Salvation on April 1, 2012 at 1:15 pm

When we are born, we are born in our human nature separated from God and the Truth of God, due to the spiritual fall or separation of Adam, the first man, from God; therefore our minds from one generation to the next, are corrupt, shaped by sinful (separating from God) tendencies. There is a veil of this sinful blindness or darkness that keeps us from seeing and understanding the Truth. Darkness can mask Truth if we don’t know Truth. We therefore can not perceive the Truth on our own. When we belong to God through Jesus Christ, the Spirit of God helps to order and direct our thoughts. However, on our own, with misguided minds (with wrong or bad perceptions), we think we are okay. We think we can do anything right, apart from God, but in all actuality, we are deceived. We must have God, (like a light in a dark room) in us to even begin to understand how far off base we are or how bad we have missed what is really going on. God is not coming to us to condemn us but to reveal Himself and invite us to share with Him the most wonderful Life and Light. Without the Truth and Light of God we will not understand why the world’s – people, fallen or separated from God, act and do the things they do. If you listen to what people say you can clearly hear their words justifying their actions, giving a clear broadcast of the darkened heart and mind they live in. God didn’t make us robots. Instead, God gave us a choice, and it is up to each one of us to walk with Him or apart from Him. Thank God He didn’t leave us, nor forsake us in that condition, but has provided a way back to our Heavenly Father through His Son Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.” (John 14:6)

God Made A Way!
Jesus is the Way back to our Heavenly Father. The Word of God clearly states that our life is hid in Him. So if you want to find your purpose and fulfillment in this life, you can only find it in a relationship with our Heavenly Father through Jesus Christ. In God’s eyes, everybody has value
and worth. We must realize that we are God’s creation and He loves us. He has also given us great potential, a purpose, and has a plan for our lives. Even if you were conceived outside of marriage; you are not an accident! The Lord tells us through His Word, “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb…”, Jeremiah 1:5. “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn you…”, (Jeremiah 31:3)  The first step in finding His purpose and plan for your life is to go to Him! The way to God is through His Son, Jesus Christ. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)

It is that simple! For many people that is too simple. Most people “feel” they are not worthy and therefore do not want to go to God or cry out to Him. Others are blinded by pride and don’t even realize it (self-sufficient not wanting to acknowledge a need for help). That is the fallen nature of mankind lying to you. The truth is that you are God’s precious creation and He longs for you to come to Him!

Jesus has made the Way (Path) back to God the Father. For this very reason God so loved you that He sent His only Son Jesus Christ as the perfect (substitute) sin offering to die on the cross for you and me …“I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.” (John 14:6)  Only Jesus’ life sacrificed and His Blood could make atonement (pay in full) for our sins before our Heavenly Father! This was the only acceptable sacrifice to God the Father for our sins. This selfless act of love on God’s part, through His Son, made a Way for us back to Him so we could once again enter into a relationship with Him. He so longingly desires for us to be with Him!

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