Salvation

So it’s Friday and I’m a day late, so I’ll apologize for this now at the beginning to get it out of the way.  I’m working on a side project and lost track of time.

What is Salvation? Well the base definition is this:

salvation – preservation or deliverance from harm, ruin, or loss

But how does that apply to us as Christians or potential Christians?

Well, Jesus saved us.  It’s as simple as that in statement but it goes so much deeper.

In Genesis we learn of the curse of Adam & Eve as they are kicked out of the Garden of Eden.  The curse causes all of man to be born of Sin.  We are sinners from birth to death.  You can not get around it.  It’s a fact about who we are as humans.

In the Old Testament, God provides Moses with the Ten Commandants along with other teachings to help them with living a Holy Life.  They were to make sacrifices to the Lord God to atone for sins.  It was a very specific act to help cover sinning.

Sacrifice plays a large role in the Old Testament.  God had to kill animals to provide clothing after Adam & Eve sinned and Noah sacrificed after the flood waters receded.

The key thing to know is that we no longer offer sacrifices. Why is that?

John 3:16

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. 

Let me make this PERFECTLY CLEAR, Jesus’ death on the cross was to provide us salvation. Jesus died for ALL of the sins that have ever been committed or will be committed.

The King of Kings took the proverbial bullet for every single person on the face of this planet.

Now the question you may be asking at this point is WHY?

The answer is so simple that we overlook it EVERY day.  How can we miss it with the glorious nature of this world and life in general?  Look around you and ignore the worldly trappings we deal with in our day to day lives.

The amazing things that we get to see and do in this world are because GOD LOVES US.

It’s that simple.  No more, no less.  What do we have to do in return?  Live the life that he put in the Bible.  Live a Holy life through the guidance of God.  It’s awesome!!  Not complex, so simple to accept, and so simple to change our sinful lives.

On this Christmas Eve Ever, I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas!

May God Bless You All!!

A Dad

PS – Don’t forget to reach out if you need to!  I’m here for you.

 

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