SALVATION IS GOOD NEWS
The Ministry of Jesus Christ began in (Luke 4:17-21): "And the book of the prophet Isaiah was handed to Him (Jesus). And He opened the book, and found the place where it was written, ‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, To set free those who are downtrodden, to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord.”
This was the reason that Christ came to earth. His purpose and ministry were to willingly sacrifice His life to suffer the excruciating pain of the cross to give us salvation. However, this should be good news to those who accept Him as Savior.
“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”(Romans 10:9, 10)
Here is an outline of the meaning of Salvation:
1.Range of meaning in Greek - physical safety, cure or healing from illness, rescue, deliverance, liberation, protection, keep alive, keep in good health, preserve well-being, benefit, develop wholeness or peace, make secure, bring victory
a. to make safe from danger, peril, judgment
b. to make safe for, to, unto health, benefit, victory
2. Representative usages
Matt. 1:21 - "you shall call His name Jesus...He will save His people from their sins"
John 3:17 - "that the world should be saved through Him"
Acts 4:12 - "salvation in no one else; no other name by which we must be saved"
Rom. 1:16 - "gospel...the power of God for salvation to everyone who believers"
Rom. 5:10 - "we shall be saved by His life"
Rom. 10:9 - "confess Jesus as Lord...you shall be saved..."
Eph. 2:8,9 - "by grace you have been saved through faith..."
I Thess. 5:9 - "God has destined us for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ"
I Tim. 1:15 - "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners"
Titus 1:4 - "God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior"
Titus 2:11 – "grace of God appeared, bringing salvation to all men"
Those who you reject Christ as Savior of their lives reject a free gift that brings eternal life and blessings who all who believe in Him. It is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ that we are saved, so that God the Father may view us as having the righteousness of Christ which is imputed unto us at Our sins were imputed to Christ, and He went to the cross and died as our substitute (Rom. 5:6-8).
All of our sins were charged (imputed) to Christ, and His righteous standing with the Father has been imputed (charged) to us. he righteousness of God is imputed to all who believe on Christ so that they may stand before Him in all the perfection of Christ.
This means that every saved sinner has been “made” the righteousness of God (1 Cor. 1:30; 2 Cor. 5:21; Rom. 5:21-23). This is not through works. It is through the grace of God.
God sees believers as He sees His own Son” by our identification with Him by the baptism of the Holy Spirit. We are members of His body (1 Cor. 12:13; Jn. 15:1, 5). God sees us “in Christ” and justifies us forever. He sees us as the righteousness of Christ and He loves us as much as He loves Christ (Jn. 17:23). He accepts us as He accepts Jesus Christ (Eph. 1:6; 1 Pet. 2:5). He sees us the same way He sees His own Son (2 Cor. 5:21; Rom. 3:22; 1 Cor. 1:30). Christ is the righteousness of God, and those who believe on Him are made the righteousness of God by being “in Christ.” We are complete in Christ (Col. 2:10); therefore, God the Father sees us perfected forever (Heb. 10:10, 14).
This justification is the believer’s eternal standing before God. In our daily life we are far from the perfect legal standing with God and must “grow in grace and knowledge of Christ.”
Conclusion: Eternal life is a free gift (Romans 5:15; 6:23), which anyone may have simply by acknowledging their guilt of sin and believing on the name of Jesus Christ for forgiveness .
Fowler (2004). Christ in you Ministries, Falbrook, CA
Wil Pounds (2006).Abide in Christ Ministries
AN OFFER OF SALVATION
We will stop here to offer salvation to the readers who have not committed their lives to God and give an opportunity to be “saved” or born again. God loves us all and want us to experience fellowship with Him here on earth; as well as eternal life in heaven.
Being born again is referred to as salvation. Salvation may be defined as the release from the power and dominion of sin. Significantly, it is the grace of God delivering his people from bondage to sin and condemnation, transferring them to the kingdom of his beloved Son (Col. 1:13), and giving them eternal life. With this comes deliverance from trouble, the devil, or danger.
Some scriptural texts that expound on God’s saving grace and love for man are listed below:
"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8).
"God, being rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace have ye been saved)Ephesians 2:4-5"
“For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life (Titus 3:3-7).”
“Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son (Col. 1:13).
AN OFFER OF SALVATION IS MADE FROM THE VIDEO (U-TUBE) BELOW ON THE PLAN OF SALVATION. WHY DON'T YOU LISTEN AND ACCEPT THIS OFFER TODAY.
http://youtu.be/--1gDQf6wco BY DR. HANK LINDSTROM (THE PLAN OF SALVATION)
1. The Romans Road to Salvation
2. Healing is Included in the Plan of Salvation
2. God's Plan of Salvation
3. Other Key Terms Related to Salvation
4. Prayer to Be Saved