Greetings Brethren:

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 would confess.

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.




In 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 19:10). We also see that salvation is through faith in Him the son of God (John 3:16)

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 Lord."

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 salvation."

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.

Cont. Part 38: Great Examples of Faith




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