Thursday, June 5, 2014

What is it to be saved

So I have been thinking about Salvation, talking about Salvation. What Salvation is, how it works. Let's start with the basics. What is Salvation? Why do we need it? Why do we call it being born again?

Why we need Salvation is simple and complex at the same time. The simple reason is because we have alienated ourselves from God. God has no sin, and he requires us to have no sin, He created us without sin. The issue is that we all think we know better than God and do our own thing. We lie, we are selfish, we hurt others. We have become so content in our sin, we focus on the good things we have done. We forget that God's standard is to be perfect. It's not an outrageous claim, because God has made provision for us.

The provision is Jesus. He lived a life and never sinned, and offers to let us use His test score. He died for sin, and we take His death and He gives us His life. We simply make Him Lord of our lives. It's easier done than said, because the Holy Spirit does the work. We confess with our mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in our heart that He was raised from the dead. Romans 10:9 says if we do that, we are saved.

So here is where it gets tricky. How does Salvation work? Do we choose it, or are we chosen? Salvation is the easiest and more difficult thing in the world.  No one seeks it on their own and no one can find it on their own.  We are enemies with God and we are separated from God, yet the gift of salvation is given to us and we are compelled and drawn to Christ, even when we are unable to choose Him.  It's a mystery and yet it the thing that drives many of us, and driven some to point of death.  It's the most powerful force in the world, yet we don't completely understand it.

My prayer is that you will gain something you don't totally understand and did nothing to deserve.  I pray that you and God find peace, that you join His eternal family and that your eternity is changed.  I pray that your life is woven together with God and with other believers all over the world.  I pray you will be blessed and that you will experience the truth of God, even if we can't fully understand it.

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