What is Salvation?
Updated: Jul 13, 2022
I have started this blog several times. Why? Salvation is one of the most critical life-changing events in a person's life besides getting married, having children, graduating college, getting a job, etc. The question is why and what is it? My short answer is this: we have one soul (the spiritual part of us).
This blog is not about hellfire and brimstone, as one might expect. It is about salvation and why we need it. From personal experience, I had every excuse in the world why I should not accept Christ as my savior. Then I realized I had broken all of his laws (the Ten Commandments) repeatedly. I wanted salvation on my terms due to arrogance and pride. No one was going to tell me how to live my life. It was my life, and I wanted it my way.
Life was busy. I worked two jobs and raised three boys. I did not have time for church or God. I did not realize I was not the boss. Second, had I died, life in the hereafter was going to horrific. Why? My life was a mess- I did whatever I wanted to do. Frankly, I did not care. Later in life, I finally found Christ. Then I came to the realization Jesus was the boss.
So, if I may, please allow me to explain two things- salvation and sin. Though I cannot assume anything- you know what they say about that. I will guess we have heard of salvation and sin at some time during our life. It could have been in a song, on the radio or, even at church. So what is it, and why do we need it? Salvation means accepting Jesus' sacrifice on the cross to pay our sin debts. By realizing and accepting he took our punishment for breaking his laws, we will escape the future terrible judgment he will unleash on the world. Christ took our punishment when he hung on the cross. Please make no mistake, friends; judgement is coming. Becoming saved does not mean we become perfect children. We will always mess up. What it means we will not have to pay the price.
What is sin: It is willfully breaking God’s laws (the Ten Commandments). We have all heard of these- "Thou shall not kill, thou shall not bear false witness (lie), etc. (Exodus 20: 1-17 KJV). We all break them. There is not one person on this planet that has not broken some or all of them, which is why we need salvation (saving from punishment). I realize this is a heavy blog, but so necessary.
To end this blog on a high note, God is a loving father who wants to protect his children (us) and does not want anyone to die in our sins. He is always here for us On that note, my next blog will dive into this a little more. For more information concerning sin, please visit https://www.allaboutgod.com/what-is-sin.htm