What is Salvation?
Many people believe that if they believe in
God like they believe in the tooth fairy they will go to heaven. But, God
|Mark 7: (Amp)
||In vain-fruitlessly and without profit do they
worship Me, ordering and teaching to be obeyed as doctrines the
commandments and precepts of men.
Man made doctrine is not what God is looking for.
God wants you to follow His doctrine, and His doctrine says, "There
is no salvation outside of Christ."
|John 14: (Amp)
||Jesus said to him, I am the Way and the Truth
and the Life; no one comes to the Father except by (through) Me.
Salvation is received through God given
Grace because you believe by faith in Jesus Christ.
|Ephesians : 2 (Amp)
||But God! So rich is He in His mercy! Because
of and in order to satisfy the great and wonderful and intense
love with which He loved us,
||Even when we were dead [slain] by [our own]
shortcomings and trespasses, He made us alive together in
fellowship and in union with Christ. - He gave us the very life of
Christ Himself, the same new life which He quickened Him. [For] it
is by grace - by His favor and mercy which you did not deserve -
that you are saved ( delivered from judgment and made partakers of
Christ's salvation ).
||And He raised us up together with Him and made
us sit down together - giving us joint seating with Him - in the
heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus, the
Messiah, the Anointed One.
||He did this that He might clearly demonstrate
through the ages to come the immeasurable (limitless, surpassing)
riches of His free grace (His unmerited favor) in kindness and
goodness of heart toward us in Christ Jesus.
||For it is by grace (God's unmerited favor)
that you are saved through [your] faith. And this [salvation] is
not of yourselves - of your own doing, it came not through your
own striving - but it is the gift of God;
||Not because of works [not the fulfillment of
the Law's demand], lest any man should boast. - It is not the
result of what any one can possibly do, so no one can pride
himself in it or take glory to himself.
God is only interested in
what you do and believe out of the fullness of your heart. What you think
you believe with your mind is meaningless to God. Heart faith is the only
thing that counts.
|Romans 8: (Amp)
||But you are not living the life of the flesh,
you are living the life of the Spirit, if the (Holy) Spirit of God
(really) dwells within you - directs and controls you, But if any
one does not possess the (Holy) Spirit of Christ, he is none of
His - he does not belong to Christ (is not truly a child of God)
|Romans 10: (Amp)
||But what does it say? The Word is near you, on
your lips and in your heart; that is, the Word - the message- of
faith, which we preach.
||Because if you acknowledge and confess with
your lips that Jesus is Lord and in your heart believe (adhere to,
trust in and rely on the truth) that God raised him from the dead,
you will be saved.
||For with the heart a person believes (adheres
to, trusts in and relies on Christ) and so is justified (declared
righteous, acceptable to God), and with the mouth he confesses -
declares openly and speaks out freely his faith - and confirms
What does it mean to be
saved? It means that in your heart you know, that you know, that you know,
that Christ is alive and living in you. But that all starts with believing
and confessing that Christ is real and inviting Him into your life. Please
pray with me now. Confessing Christ with your mouth.
Heavenly Father, I pray that you would forgive me of my sins and I forgive
all those who have sinned against me. Father I open my heart and invite
Jesus into my life, and turn my life over to Him in Love. Fill me with
your Spirit, lead and guide me in the path that your would have me to take
in Jesus name I pray amen.
For those of you who have
really prayed this prayer with your heart, Christ says you are a new
creature, all of your old sins are wiped away, all things are new in
Christ! Congratulations! Now you need to start praying that God will show
you a Good church to go to, so be receptive to the leading of your heart,
not your mind, and go to church.
And remember, Jesus loves you!
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