This is the final blog in the series on my faith journey. I hope that this series has been a lighthouse to someone and will point the way to Jesus. This is what I want you to know about salvation.
It’s available to you. Jesus died for all. Salvation is available to all those who believe and choose to follow.
This isn’t something people earn by being good enough. This is a gift. You may feel as if you’re not deserving. You may think he wouldn’t want you. Don’t let any thoughts like that keep you away from Jesus. He does want you. He loves you. His arms are open for you.
This a topic worth studying. You need to study this. You need to ask the question, “What does the bible say about salvation?” Knowing who God is, who we are to God, how to be saved, and how we are supposed to live are foundational pillars of walking the Christian faith.
Know that there are controversies on this topic. There are individuals who teach what feels right to them and call it Christian beliefs. There are churches that teach pieces of scripture and not fullness of truth. You will be told different things by different people.
I want to encourage you to attend church and bible studies, but I also want to caution you about trusting blindly. Get to know the bible well enough that you can fact check anything you’re taught. Stay close to God and consistent in prayer. He will lead you.
You need to study this for yourself. You need to seek out truth. Read the bible. Use a concordance to search key terms. Use topical bible studies. Read my book The Subject of Salvation. You can also use the book to teach bible studies.
Belief is only the beginning. Obey Acts 2:38. Live for the Lord and walk in His ways. Then go disciple. Teach people who Jesus is. Teach them how to be saved. Teach them how to follow Jesus and how to live. Be an example.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and beliefs about salvation. It's important to remember that salvation is available to everyone who believes in Jesus and chooses to follow Him, regardless of their past or current circumstances. Your reminder that salvation is a gift and not something we can earn by being good enough is a great reminder of God's grace and love towards us.
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