How can I receive Salvation?
by, Aug 27th 2012 at 03:29 AM (371 Views)
Is your boat sinking? Are you about to drown? Is there no ship in the horizon that can help you?
Salvation is something that is offered to someone in need of some form of help. If you are on top of your game and you don't need anything from anybody, than you are free from needing any form of salvation. Most of the world holds to this position, that they don't need salvation. They don't need to be saved from anything.
So before you can possibly be saved, you have to believe that your boat is sinking. You cannot receive help if you don't believe that you are already damned to eternal hell. So for the sake of this lesson, let's assume that you believe that your boat is sinking. You are going to hell if you don't do something about it. But unfortunately there is nothing you can do about going to hell. We all sin and fall short of the glory of God. So we need to know, what is it that can keep us from going to hell. What is this salvation?
Christ came to us from the Father in heaven. He was sent here on behalf of the Father, to teach us this very thing. Christ himself told us that he was our salvation. He and he alone can provide what is needed to escape the wrath of hell and spend eternity in heaven. Salvation from hell is having atonement for the crimes already committed against God. Or in other words, crimes against God need to be paid for. So how are we going to pay him for the crimes we have already committed towards God? Well he told Moses to take a clean animal and prepare it at the altar for a sacrifice. A sacrifice for the atonement of sins against God. This animal, like all creatures that are not human, do not have a soul. So this means that they do not sin. Man has a soul and can reason, so therefore he is capable of being selfish. So this sinless animal is prepared to have its blood shed on the altar for our sins. So this is the plan that God has in place for our atonement of sins! To have sinless blood shed. Why don't we sacrifice animals today? Because Jesus Christ came to earth for one sole purpose. That was to be that very sacrifice once and for all. He allowed himself to be killed in order for his sinless blood to be shed for the atonement of our sins.
Christ shedding of his blood is our salvation, if we chose to accept it. What does it mean to accept salvation from Christ? Believe that what he said is true and have a desire to follow his work and study his teachings. Christ not only died and shed his sinless blood for our atonement of sins, he also escaped death on the third day of his burial. Jesus walked on the earth for 40 days after his death and was seen by more than 500 people at one time. Jesus said he created the world and he was God. Salvation comes from being set free of Satan's grip by knowing the truth. There is only one place you can find the truth and that is in listening to or reading the Holy Bible.
If you have a need for an audio bible on disk for the reading impaired, let me know and I will send you a copy of the bible on CD, otherwise go to: "http://www.biblegateway.com/resources/audio/"
By Tom Moran