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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Salvation in The Word - A Force to Reckon With

The word salvation must be defined within the context of the Bible. Many people use the dictionary to define the word salvation, but it is wrong. Salvation as taught in the Bible and brought to light by our Lord Jesus, only deals with sin and sin alone.

And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Matthew 1:21 (KJV). 

The assignment is very clear, sin was the cause of man’s problem, spiritual death was the effect, and a solution was sought for. God’s solution for man was the offer of salvation through eternal life in Christ. This salvation is located in Christ and Christ alone, and it is made available to all men of all race and religion at the instance of their faith in Christ.

The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. John 1:29 (KJV). 

Jesus is our sin bearer for that's why he came. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: Romans 8:3 (KJV) 

Clearly, Jesus came to deal with the sin problem by being our sin bearer. Take note here, Salvation is from sin and sin alone. So, he saved us so we could be free from sin and receive his righteousness. He did not save us so we could have material prosperity or even good health, it is purely to save us from sin and impart us with his righteousness. 
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