THE HOPE OF SALVATION
The origin of sin can be ascribed to God’s first creation; Adam disobeyed God when he ate the forbidden fruit(of knowledge of good and evil) and, consequently, transmitted his sin and guilt by heredity to his descendants. source: https://www.britannica.com/topic/original-sin
Salvation is deliverance from the nature and consequence of sin. From the origin, the intent of God, He created us to fellowship with Him. That didn’t last for long as the first man Adam disobeyed God and man was sent out of God’s presence
Salvation is complete but is in three parts;
- The salvation of the spirit: this is our present reality. We have been regenerated, now we are the sons of God. This is the new birth experience; john 1:12, Romans 8:14,16, 1John 3:2a, 2Corinthians 5:17, Colossians 1:13 -14
- The salvation of the mind: this is an ongoing process; it is the sole responsibility of the believer to renew his mind to conform to what has happened in his spirit. Colossians 3:3, 10, Romans 12:1-2, Joshua 1:8.
- The salvation of the body: this has not occurred yet it will happen on the day Christ comes 1John 3:2. On that day, we shall drop his mortal body and put on an immortal body. 1Corinthians 15:44, 50-54.
From what we have seen salvation is not just a present reality but it carries a hope which is by far better than this present reality. This hope points to two important events:
- The resurrection of the dead
- Eternal Judgement
I am the beloved of God, saved by grace through faith to a blessed hope
I cannot be disadvantaged because hope is my advantage
No matter what I go through, I know that my future is secure
My future is secured because in Christ I pay no attention to the lust of the flesh because I know one day, Immortality will swallow up mortality, because of this hope I purify myself.
I choose to live for Christ, separated from the world and unequally yoked with the world…Amen