Salvation is accepting the gift of Christ, being reconciled back to the creator and receiving the empowerment to live the life that God has always intended for you to live.
You see the bible teaches that, “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”. In other words, it is not humanly possible to live up to the standard of holiness required by God. Not even the best among us can live up to the standard of God of their own accord. Jesus came to die for our sins, which are actions that break God’s law. He paid the penalty of death for us, so that we can have eternal life. He reconciled us to God the Father, justified us of our past sins through His blood. Hence, upon our repentance of sins and the acceptance of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, our salvation—our deliverance from eternal death—is possible.
But the Good News is that God made a way for us that doesn’t require us to do the impossible, by giving his only begotten Son as a ransom for you and me. Christ paid the price for all our shortcomings and took upon himself the punishment that we deserved. The only thing required for us to receive this gift, is to believe. The Lord Jesus said,” No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him:” You see, that’s the Good News we preach, God has done it all for us there is nothing left for us to do except to believe and accept this wonderful gift of life. It is only by accepting what Christ has done that we can stand in the presence of God without any sense of guilt or condemnation. Life becomes new and you are eternally secured in Christ and enjoy peace with God.
The answer is obvious—sin leads to death, obedience leads to righteousness. The apostle Paul understood that he would receive a crown of righteousness at that time. He also understood that this promise was for more than just him. That means receiving eternal life when the salvation process is complete.
So, the question remains for us—are we on the road to salvation? To find out more about the Good News of God’s Grace, check out Uebert Angel on The Good News Daily.