The Twilight of Life will bring all
of humankind to long for life everlasting. The young in mind, body and Spirit
care little about the end. However if the day is brought to the present many
The touch of a summer breeze is real and so is the source of the Wind and the Rain.
Peace and Love,
Carl Patton writing for the FreedomJournal August 18, 2001 in the year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
CHRISTIANITY: FALSE TEACHING, FALSE DOCTRINES
THE MIRACLE OF HEALING
PART 37: FAITH & SALVATION
the name of Jehovah God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth.
The ultimate cause of salvation is
divine mercy. It is entirely undeserved, and by God's grace alone. Salvation
means deliverance. In the Old Testament the children were delivered from
present evil. At first it was also national. Gradually the prophetic horizon
broadens and it includes Jews and Gentiles. (See Isaiah 49:5-6, 55:1-5).
Salvation becomes significant to the
particular person. The Messianic Age brought the deliverance from sin by Jesus
Christ. Jesus came to seek and save those that are lost (Luke ). We also see that salvation
is through faith in Him the son of God (John )
Philippians 3:9. "And be found
in him not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is
through faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by Faith."
"Found in him" describes a
vital and intimate relationship with Christ that begins in time and continues
through eternity. "Not having mine own righteousness," your personal
choice is of no use. "Of the law," is the Old Covenant and Moses.
"Faith of Christ," is salvation that is received by faith.
Salvation is received not from
himself but from God through Christ. If one could become acceptable to God
through obedience to the law then his salvation would be a means of good
behavior and thus an earned reward. But that is impossible because no one
except Jesus has yet fully kept the law.
Therefore, salvation by faith is
often believed to be an easy task for many people. Thus often the human
response is that they have done something to save themselves. The religious
experience based on self-effort leads to sin and eternal death. The way to
salvation by faith is only found in Christ.
1.Goal: Trust in Christ and then live to please God.
2.Means: Confess, submit, and commit yourself to Christ's control.
3. Power: The Holy Spirit in us helps us do good work for Christ's kingdom.
4. Control: Christ in me, I in Christ.
5. Results: Joy, thankfulness, love,
guidance, service, forgiveness.
The way to salvation is further revealed in the following scriptures:
Romans 3:23. "For all have
sinned, and come short of the glory of God."
All sin makes us sinners. Sin blocks
us from God. All sin therefore leads to death.
Romans 6:23. "For the wages of
sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our
All people have "free
will." Thus, they can choose between two masters. God pays wages of
eternal life. Satan pays wages of death.
Romans 5:8. Jesus Christ died for our sins.
"But God cmmendeth his love
toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners Christ died for us."
God sent Jesus to die for us not
because we are so good but because he loves us. God loves the believers and the
unbelievers. However, salvation is received by those that believe.
Romans 10:8-10. To be forgiven for
our sins, we must believe and confess that Jesus is Lord. Salvation comes
through Jesus Christ.
These verses reveal that the way to
Christianity and salvation is a simple verbal statement and belief.
10:8. "But what saith it? The
word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, an in thy heart: that is, the word of
faith, which we preach."
10:9. "That if thou shalt
confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that
God hath raised him from the dead, thou so shalt be saved."
10:9. "For with the heart man
believed unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto
If we believe in our hearts and say
with our mouth, that Christ is the risen Lord, we will be saved. The reception
of the deliverance is made possible by faith, which represents your total
commitment to Christ.
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