I never really grew up with an understanding of salvation. I, for real, didn’t even know what it was until a while back, like earlier this year. And thank God for giving me the grace to understand it.
It took a while but I was intentional about knowing. And I hope I’m able to help as many that may not be getting it right.
What does it mean to be saved? It means to be set free from anything holding you down, like bondage lol. Salvation is freedom. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son and whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.” This is just genuine awesomeness! And the ONLY requirement for this eternal life is our BELIEF! Glory to God!
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.”
Romans 10:9-11 KJV
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV
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“For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
John 3:17-18 KJV
THE GRACE OF GOD
These lay it out for us. He who does not believe is condemned already ☹️. But we can choose to receive the saving grace of God because His love for us is amazing. He has made it quite easy for us, He basically did all the work and just ask that we believe He did. No amount of good you do gets you saved. If not, we wouldn’t need Jesus to die for us and the men of God in Bible could pass for being saved without Jesus being born or without the hope of His coming as the Messiah.
Salvation isn’t salary, it’s not what you get for being good. It’s what you get because God is good and a merciful Father. The only requirement for this is FAITH in what He has done for all of us, praise God. He has paid the ultimate sacrifice, we can now look up to Him and call Him Abba, our Hero, our Saviour, our God, our King, our Father!
“But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”
Titus 3:4-7 KJV