Who is Christ?
A man named Jesus says this in John 3:17:
“For God did not send His Son into the world that He might condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.”
But what does it mean to be saved?
The idea of being saved is literally being rescued from a situation that we have gotten into but we are unable to get out of on our own.
What situation are you talking about? I’m Glad you asked.
In the New Testament of the Bible a guy named Paul writes this in Romans 3:23:
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
This is very true we have all sinned. Whether it was what we would consider a white lie or something far worse , we have all messed up and done something that displeases God.
Because of that sin we have been separated from God. Romans 6:23 says this:
“For the wages of sin is death…”
Due to our sin we deserve death. Death is the punishment owed to pay our debt to God. Sadly no matter how hard we try to be “good enough” we always fall short.
Thankfully God has shown grace to us in our time of need. Grace is the giving of something that is completely undeserved.
The last part of Romans 6:23 says this:
“…but, the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
God has offered us eternal life if we would accept what He has done on the cross. You see He came and lived a life we could not and then chose to die for the sins that we have committed.
Romans 5:8 says this:
“But God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us!”
Christ offers a rescue to anyone who would call on his name. Romans 10:13 says:
“For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Christ work did not stop with His death on the cross. He rose from the dead defeating our punishment. The road of salvation (or the road of the rescue) is not always easy nor is it short but it comes with help beyond ourselves.
Romans 10:9 tells us this:
“If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”
It takes just a moment to receive the rescue. Simply pray to God admitting to Him that you have sinned and ask His forgiveness for those failures. You must believe with all that you are that He is who says He is and will do what He says He will do. God also ask us to commit to live a life that will point others to His RESCUE. We are to turn from the old life and embrace the new life that Christ offers.
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