The Christian theology teaches that Jesus Christ came into the world to save the sinners. But: \u00bfWhat does the Bible really mean with the wordsalvation? Of what would we have to be save, and what for? It is necessary to answer these questions with the Bible and not accordingly to the ideas of the tradition.
your Savior, your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob\u201d (Isaiah 49:26). "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him\u201d (John 3:16,17).
In the previous biblical text of John 3:16, Jesus says that He came to the world to save the sinners fromcondemnation or fromdoo m. But, \u00bfwhat did the world do to merit the condemnation? Two verses later Jesus answers: \u201cThis is the verdict:
life by means of Christ and his sacrifice in the cross. And it is that sin's payment isdeath, and as they all have sinned (Romans 3:9), then we all are doomed for death. But Jesus took our sins and paid them for usdying in the cross of Calvary. His death gave us life, and it canceled the outstanding debt that we were having with God. The only thing that it is supposed to do for our part is to accept that payment that Christ did for us, and as retribution, serve Him for
life, as a symbol of gratitude. We were slaves to sin, but Jesus did usfree through his expiatory sacrifice. Now you, and all men, have a new opportunity to approach before God and live as new men and in sanctity. Now God has gone back to welcome us in his breast, as that father made with his repented lost son
Even though Jesus saved us from our crimes and there is sins passed, nevertheless, still remains that our salvation be culminated. In good account, we have not yet receivedall our salvation. Surprising, but real! Let's see what Paul says : "So Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many
Let's take note that Christ's first coming had to do withsin. This means that Christ's first coming went in order to treat the subject of the sins of the world, and to cancel them with his death in the cross. Now, His second coming is no longer for dying for the sins of the world, but to complete His salvation to those whom He has forgiven for their faith and good works. This means that Christ will complete theprocess of salvation to those that have accepted Him as His Savior, of all the times and places, and that have lived straight during his absence. Also Peter says with regard to this matter:\u201cwho
Till here we have seen that there are a past salvation (Luke 23:35), a present salvation (1 Peter 4:18), and even anotherfuture salvation (Hebrews 9:28, 1 Peter 1:5). Also we have seen that the past salvation has to do with ourpast sins and God's pardon. Nevertheless, they are few people that know of what the
You must open your heart and mind to reflect, unbiased, the main verses of the mentioned dialogue. We are going to write them just as they appear in the Bible:
17And He said to him, "Why are you asking Me about what is good? There is only One who is good; but if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments."
18Then he said to Him, "Which ones?" And Jesus said, "YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT MURDER; YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY; YOU SHALL NOT STEAL; YOU SHALL NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS;
21Jesus said to him, "If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."
, and BE SAVED (Verse 25). These three sentences have been failed to notice by the majority of Bible students, abstaining to understand what the future salvation was for Jesus and His disciples.
The rich young man wanted to inherit the EVERLASTING LIFE, but he was not willing to give everything to the poor in order to follow Christ. Jesus looks needed to say that a rich man will hardly enter at the KINGDOM OF GOD. The disciples then ask Jesus: \u201c\u00bfThen who can BE SAVED?\u201d Now, \u00bfWhat is salvation3
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