A CHOICE TO MAKE

Posted: September 17, 2012 in Uncategorized

We all make choices in life, some small, some big and some major.

what are the small choices we make? well what to wear , whether a t-shirt, shorts, jeans, tennis shoes, boots, what ever these are the small choices we make without ever really thinking about it. Then we make the big choices in which those of us who are married will consult our spouse about, like buying a car, motorcycle, boat, house these are choices we need consulting on otherwise we may have a mad hubby or wife coming at us like an ax murderer. I think consultation is the better way to go don’t you? The choice I am writing about though is a major choice, one that will effect you long after you die. What choice is that ? This is the choice of salvation and whether we will spend eternity using sun screen, or chillin’ in a place full of peace, and where there are things in abundance, these two places have a name, one is Heaven, where we all want to go and the other is Hell where you roast like a hot dog on a grill on a hot july weekend cookout.

What is salvation?

Salvation is defined as the following,

A) THE ACT OF SAVING,PRESERVATION, OR DELIVERANCE FROM DESTRUCTION, DANGER OR GREAT CALAMITY.

B)THE REDEMPTION OF MAN FROM THE BONDAGE OF SIN AND LIABILITY TO ETERNAL DEATH AND THE CONFERRING ( CONFIRMATION) OF HIM OF EVER LASTING HAPPINESS.

C ) SAVING POWER, THAT WHICH SAVES.

There are some 386 occurrences of salvation used in the bible we will look at three scriptures, the are

Mathew 1:21, Mathew 10:22  and Mathew 19:25

Mathew 1:21 , And she shall bring forth a son and thou shalt call his name JESUS, meaning what? What does the name Jesus mean?one who saves, what was he saving us from? Well he was saving us from the bondage of sin and liability to eternal death, so therefore he saved us from what? He saved us from destruction and danger. Destruction and danger of what? The danger and destruction that our own sin nature brings, because the price of sin is death so he also saved us from eternal death. Now you may be wondering how can anyone die a death for eternity, well it is simple, death in the bible is not defined as it is in the worldly sense. Death is the separation totally from God, where you feel no peace of mind and you will always wonder what if I did things the right way.

Mathew 10:22, and he shall be hated for my name sake,but he that endureth to the end shall be saved, Jesus suffered to save us from the dangers of sin and thus allowed us to have eternal life through him so now that we are saved we are not liable to eternal death through him as long as we keep his ways.

Mathew 19:25,when his disciples heard it they were exceedingly amazed, saying  who then can be saved? Jesus responds to this question in verse 26 saying, with men this is impossible but with God all things are possible, meaning that through our own strength we could not possibly reach eternal life, but through the divine strength and guidance of God this is possible. There is nothing God can’t do as long as you allow him to do so in your life. Sometimes we hinder that whether it be consciously or sub-consciously due to our sin d.n.a.

You see through all of these scriptures you see a pattern that Jesus did not come to condemn us, we were already condemned in our sin, sin is what condemned us to hell. Jesus is like our lawyer who through his suffering set us free.So we could say not only was He sent to fulfill prophecy, He was sent to save us from our own hell we created for ourselves in our own sin.

the resource I used for the three definitions was the bibilos program and the Noah Webster’s dictionary in it.

Until next time, keep the rubber side down and may God richly pour out his blessings from Heaven of peace, prosperity and health.

Rambo

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