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Redeemed by Grace
Oct 3rd 2008, 11:44 AM
The Resume` of Salvation….

If you could build a resume that brings one to being saved… what would that resume look like?

walked
Oct 3rd 2008, 11:49 AM
The Resume` of Salvation….

If you could build a resume that brings one to being saved… what would that resume look like?

I cant build one, even though some men try..
I can describe it though: It looks just like the book of Life, you know the book in heaven were our deeds that we confess and repent of are blotted out next to our name by the pen of Christ :pp :pp :pp.

Redeemed by Grace
Oct 3rd 2008, 02:16 PM
I cant build one, even though some men try..
I can describe it though: It looks just like the book of Life, you know the book in heaven were our deeds that we confess and repent of are blotted out next to our name by the pen of Christ :pp :pp :pp.

I agree, it's a very simple and open-ended question... But folks state that they are saved, so what then is salvation based on?

Redeemed by Grace
Oct 3rd 2008, 02:17 PM
I cant build one, even though some men try..
I can describe it though: It looks just like the book of Life, you know the book in heaven were our deeds that we confess and repent of are blotted out next to our name by the pen of Christ :pp :pp :pp.

I agree, it's a very simple and open-ended question...

So I could travel in many ways to discuss this, but would your resume be just your name?

HisLeast
Oct 3rd 2008, 02:25 PM
Mine wouldn't look to good... being filled exclusively with anti-qualifications.

theBelovedDisciple
Oct 3rd 2008, 04:26 PM
My qualifications:

-Dead in trespasses and sins....
-Lost and without hope in this world...
-Mind blinded by the prince of the power of the air...
-Blasphemer and persecutor and injurious to others....
-Destined to be separated from the Goodness of God forever... in the Lake of Fire which is the second death...

Not the best of qualifications... probably the worst... but it was His Grace and His Mercy that reached into My life with that Nail Scarred Hand and set me free and gave me direction in this life...

A person must be lost before found.. and a person must come to the realization and revelation...of God's Goodness and His Unmerited Favor in their life..before realizing the reality of the Cross and what God accomplished on that Bloody Tree for His own and eventually the whole planet... at that revelation of His goodness.. followed by repentance.. is where 'new' life begins...

Ye must be born again...

Paul states it directly....
God is paitent and longsuffering and that its the revelation of His goodness that leads one to repentance.. and 'new life'....


It was the Revelation of His Goodness and Mercy in my life even though I did not deserve it which led me back to Him and realization of my own wretchedness and that without Him I was nothing.

God chooses His own.. and He called me.. He drew me In and Saved me... HE FOUND ME... I did not find Him... He found me in the state I was in and Saved me... He has Granted me Eternal Life.. not out of my own doings or doing.. but by His Grace and Mercy.. His Foreknowedlge and Will....

Its not that I loved God first.. but that He 'first' loved me and sent His Son to die so that I could have the free gift of Righteousness and Eternal Life... freely done by the Only One who could of Accomplished it Perfectly and Completely.. Jesus the Christ who is God manifested in the flesh.. by the Grace of God He tasted physical death for every man woman and child...

Greater love hath no man than this.. that he lay down his life for his friends....

walked
Oct 3rd 2008, 05:03 PM
I agree, it's a very simple and open-ended question...

So I could travel in many ways to discuss this, but would your resume be just your name?
The book of life; 1. where it resides, 2. what is in it, 3. and who pens what is in it.... it is not just our names that are written in it or blotted out of it.

Since we are speaking in metaphors:
(((Its not what I do or did (my resume) its who I know, trust, and discipline myself after or follow)))
So, this is my resume: 'Jesus the Christ/Emanuel/God with us' <--- that is my name dropping resume, I am the owners child, and speaking my Fathers name will open or shut every door that I will ever come across.

The deeper meaning of my original post on this thread where I introduced the book of life is:
Christ justifies me and He created my resume of salvation by coming to earth, walking and living daily among us as one of us, teaching and feeding us, then hanging Himself on the cross for us.
So, my resume is in heaven now seated at the right hand of God the Father.
He paid my dept, redeemed me, He purchased my position in salvation, I don't need an earthly resume... I have been adopted by the owner because of the work His Son did on my behalf. If I were to present my own resume I would be deceived, full of pride and never coming to the knowledge of the truth. Any resume presented by a man is counted as filthy rags in the eyes of God the Father/Creator.

Redeemed by Grace
Oct 4th 2008, 12:54 PM
The book of life; 1. where it resides, 2. what is in it, 3. and who pens what is in it.... it is not just our names that are written in it or blotted out of it.

Since we are speaking in metaphors:
(((Its not what I do or did (my resume) its who I know, trust, and discipline myself after or follow)))
So, this is my resume: 'Jesus the Christ/Emanuel/God with us' <--- that is my name dropping resume, I am the owners child, and speaking my Fathers name will open or shut every door that I will ever come across.

The deeper meaning of my original post on this thread where I introduced the book of life is:
Christ justifies me and He created my resume of salvation by coming to earth, walking and living daily among us as one of us, teaching and feeding us, then hanging Himself on the cross for us.
So, my resume is in heaven now seated at the right hand of God the Father.
He paid my dept, redeemed me, He purchased my position in salvation, I don't need an earthly resume... I have been adopted by the owner because of the work His Son did on my behalf. If I were to present my own resume I would be deceived, full of pride and never coming to the knowledge of the truth. Any resume presented by a man is counted as filthy rags in the eyes of God the Father/Creator.

I see agreement in many things you write, for I believe the misconception we bring to the table is that salvation is our work of faith.

If you look at a resume, it will detail work history and education, and life events and activities of the past to be used to a prospective employer in why they should need you and what value you can give them.

Oh but with have salvation’s call it is 180 degrees SO different... For my resume would be blank, for no work or education I can bring qualifies me for salvation. Salvation is a gift for God from God to God, bestowed upon His child, and this gift in unmerited by any work or skill, or even initial desire on our part.

BUT God... in His riches and love, declared me fit through Jesus Christ, so to your metaphor you used in reply - which I liked a lot, where the top of a normal resume holds the name of the prospective employee, ours and all who believes - holds Jesus’ name at the very top...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.


RbG

Emanate
Oct 4th 2008, 05:41 PM
I see agreement in many things you write, for I believe the misconception we bring to the table is that salvation is our work of faith.

If you look at a resume, it will detail work history and education, and life events and activities of the past to be used to a prospective employer in why they should need you and what value you can give them.

Oh but with have salvation’s call it is 180 degrees SO different... For my resume would be blank, for no work or education I can bring qualifies me for salvation. Salvation is a gift for God from God to God, bestowed upon His child, and this gift in unmerited by any work or skill, or even initial desire on our part.

BUT God... in His riches and love, declared me fit through Jesus Christ, so to your metaphor you used in reply - which I liked a lot, where the top of a normal resume holds the name of the prospective employee, ours and all who believes - holds Jesus’ name at the very top...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.


RbG

Yes, I believe we would rely on the Name of Messiah, and his resume for our Salvation.

Dani H
Oct 5th 2008, 03:56 AM
It would look like the Bible ...

My heart's Desire
Oct 5th 2008, 04:20 AM
Trust in the Savior and nothing else.

Dani H
Oct 5th 2008, 04:45 AM
Trust in the Savior and nothing else.

A person would have to first be instructed why they need a Savior.

And then they would have to be told what sin is and what it does and what the consequences are.

You can never assume that they know.

Which is the OP's point, I think.

:)

crossnote
Oct 5th 2008, 04:49 AM
A note saying, 'God, on account of your Son Jesus, be merciful to me a sinner'.

My heart's Desire
Oct 6th 2008, 04:55 AM
A person would have to first be instructed why they need a Savior.

And then they would have to be told what sin is and what it does and what the consequences are.

You can never assume that they know.

Which is the OP's point, I think.

:)
Oh :blush: somehow I missed the point! Thanks

SIG
Oct 6th 2008, 05:10 AM
Uh--exactly who is this resume being submitted to, and how wise and all-seeing are they?

My heart's Desire
Oct 6th 2008, 04:49 PM
How do you write a Resume. Isn't a resume a document listing one's qualifications for getting a job. What makes one eligible to do a job?

Maybe the question needs rephrased a bit for nothing makes a man eligible to be saved except that they are born and alive and on this earth and that Christ died for them.

Redeemed by Grace
Oct 6th 2008, 07:02 PM
How do you write a Resume. Isn't a resume a document listing one's qualifications for getting a job. What makes one eligible to do a job?

Maybe the question needs rephrased a bit for nothing makes a man eligible to be saved except that they are born and alive and on this earth and that Christ died for them.

Hi MHD...

I see the question fitting a purpose in defining understanding regarding one's salvation... For some folks will offer a list of qualifications, some will point to the list within the Bible, and some may even offer another thought as to what is salvation....

My position here at BC over the years is that Salvation is of the Lord and have defined it as for God, of God, by God, in God, through God and God alone, and adding because of God, least any man should boast.

For many here defend in posts that the losing of salvation as like leaving a job, or retiring to the beach, or casting it aside for a better job or leaving it because 'something better' took it's place... and the intent is to show that true, God-breathed salvation is not something a man 'earns' through experience, or given in education, or by credentials or pedigree, but is only bestowed by God for God on those He has chosen.... meaning that the resume of a believer should be blank or a pointer to Jesus' work alone - meaning the justification and sanctification of our salvation is God... and His has prepared for us good works to walk in, thus the resume shows no progression or details for any man of his own work that brings, holds, or keeps one saved....

Again... the way the question is presented is to say that any one of us who names the name of Jesus as Lord and Savior, does so not from our own sinful intellect, but by Christ in us opening and changing our heart to live for Him...

threebigrocks
Oct 6th 2008, 07:08 PM
.... meaning that the resume of a believer should be blank or a pointer to Jesus' work alone -

A resume is pointing to our own qualifications. On a resume, if you pointed to anothers qualifications and begged for the position - you wouldn't even get a rejection letter.

That resume had best be blank if our name is at the top.

However, if we worked for a resume prep service and Christ hired us - what would THAT finished product look like? Dare ya to get it all nice and neat and down to 1 page! :lol:

dan
Oct 7th 2008, 12:45 AM
...You believe in Christ:

1. Give to charity.

2. Always be ready and able to exalt God and Christ in front of non-believers.

3. Stay away from fornication.

4. Refuse food offered to idols.

5. Refuse blood.

6. Stay away from strangled animals and people.

7. Be willing and able to defend your home and family against attack.

8. Forgive those that have harmed you in any way.

9. Pray for all, even your enemies.

10. Exhibit love for your enemies.

I'm sure there is more but this is a start.

Redeemed by Grace
Oct 7th 2008, 11:48 AM
...You believe in Christ:

1. Give to charity.

2. Always be ready and able to exalt God and Christ in front of non-believers.

3. Stay away from fornication.

4. Refuse food offered to idols.

5. Refuse blood.

6. Stay away from strangled animals and people.

7. Be willing and able to defend your home and family against attack.

8. Forgive those that have harmed you in any way.

9. Pray for all, even your enemies.

10. Exhibit love for your enemies.

I'm sure there is more but this is a start.


Hi Dan.


So if I understand your post correctly, you are saying that after... meaning after your are saved, these are 10 things that should be on your resume?

dan
Oct 8th 2008, 11:43 AM
Hi Dan.

So if I understand your post correctly, you are saying that after... meaning after your are saved, these are 10 things that should be on your resume?

...Wait until you are saved, begin as soon as you believe.

JN 15:9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
JN 15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

Redeemed by Grace
Oct 8th 2008, 01:17 PM
...Wait until you are saved, begin as soon as you believe.

JN 15:9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
JN 15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

Hi Dan,

So would it be fair to say that you are inferring that your resume is blank until salvation, then it's populated with your list?

I think I understand your point of need for obedience, but does this mean that obedience saves? Or is obedience an outcome of salvation? Meaning if you fail to be obedient in one area, does that null and void your salvation?

Thanks Dan.

dan
Oct 9th 2008, 10:50 AM
Hi Dan,

So would it be fair to say that you are inferring that your resume is blank until salvation, then it's populated with your list?

I think I understand your point of need for obedience, but does this mean that obedience saves? Or is obedience an outcome of salvation? Meaning if you fail to be obedient in one area, does that null and void your salvation?

Thanks Dan.

...That if you were to fail to obey the Smaller Commandments that you would be thought of as the "least" in Heaven. Perhaps we should try to figure out which of the Smaller Commandments violates the two Greater Commandments: Loving God with all your heart, soul and mind; And loving your neighbor as yourself.

Redeemed by Grace
Oct 9th 2008, 11:26 AM
...That if you were to fail to obey the Smaller Commandments that you would be thought of as the "least" in Heaven. Perhaps we should try to figure out which of the Smaller Commandments violates the two Greater Commandments: Loving God with all your heart, soul and mind; And loving your neighbor as yourself.

Hi Dan,

So does obedience bring salvation or is obedience an outcome of salvation?


I guess the question I have is this: does any 'work' of being obedience merit that work being listed on your resume - in turn that qualifies you 'to be saved'?

SIG
Oct 9th 2008, 10:14 PM
Resume before salvation: I am a complete sinner.

Resume after salvation: Christ's sacrifice has covered my sins.

dan
Oct 10th 2008, 02:36 AM
Hi Dan,

So does obedience bring salvation or is obedience an outcome of salvation?


I guess the question I have is this: does any 'work' of being obedience merit that work being listed on your resume - in turn that qualifies you 'to be saved'?

...Believe, you will do as you are told, simple as that. So, I guess, obedience comes from Salvation.
But if the works aren't in you, are you saved?

Redeemed by Grace
Oct 10th 2008, 01:31 PM
...Believe, you will do as you are told, simple as that. So, I guess, obedience comes from Salvation.
But if the works aren't in you, are you saved?

It took a few posts and a couple days, but see we are in agreement... :)