Christ: The Salvation of Our God
Get a crash course on the basics of a relationship with God.
Discover why salvation is important, what it is/entails and how to access/enjoy all it offers.
This chapter explains what salvation is and why salvation is a necessity.
The word "salvation" connotes a deliverance/setting free from an unsavoury state to one of greater comfort.
The question then becomes, what unsavoury state does a man need to be delivered from and why must he be set free?
Permit me to take you many years back in time as we seek to find the answer to these questions.
At the beginning of this present world, after the creation of the earth, God created man and made him (man) different from every other creature in the whole universe. He (God) made man in His(God's) image. Man was every whit like God, a product of perfect love; for He said let us make man in our image and He did exactly that (Genesis 1:26 &27).
This created man, just like God, had the power of choice. Man, just like God (who cannot do evil, not by reason of lack of power/ability but rather by reason of will/choice), had to decide whether to remain in good (by remaining in fellowship with the Father - God) via obedience/submission in love or to switch to 'evil' (by seeking independence) via disobedience/being self-centred.
Unfortunately, he chose death and by the power of reproduction (creation) brought all his children under the consequences of his wrong decision.
Genesis 5:3 (emphasis mine)
And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and
begat a son in his own likeness, after his image (which was no more the image of God but that of the fallen man);
Fast forward a few decades and the consequences of this wrong decision of the first created man begins to manifests.
Genesis 4: 8 (emphasis mine)
And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain (by reason of his corrupted nature) rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.
Death, wickedness, evil gradually became synonymous with man.
And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
As the years go by, even so the unsavoury state of man deepens:
Psalms 53: 2-3
2. God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.
3. Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
It is therefore clear that the actions, life-style and estate of man is of no relevance as long as the matter of being in an 'unsavoury' state is concerned. All has been concluded under the era of death and made subjects to its consequences.
NOW THAT YOU ARE DONE
I am glad you made it to the end. What an exciting journey in revelation you must have had! Oh, how Heaven rejoices with you.
Nevertheless, the ultimate question is what you are going to do with what you learnt.
Ignore it? Share it with others? Live it?
Above listening to the Word, it is the response (the decision) that counts. I trust you want to make the right decision, so I have a 'Revelation Decision' just for you.
This form gives you the opportunity to make (and put in writing), your life-changing decisions today.
Periodically, we would remind you of these decisions, so you can do self-appraisals and keep pushing for the higher calling.
Please do not fill the form in a hurry. Also, ensure you pray the included prayer earnestly.