SALVATION from Abraham Kutty PG's blog

S A L V A T I O N

What is Salvation?

 

According to the Holy Bible, the term “salvation” means redemption from sin or remission ofsin.

 Origin of Sin:

As a result of Adam's fall, sin entered the world. Adam, the head or root of the human race, caused every man after him to be born into a sinful stateor fallen condition. Original sin, then, is the root of sin that taints the life of mankind. All humans have inherited this sinful nature through Adam's original act of disobedience. This original sin is often referred to as "inherited sin."

Isaiah 64:6
All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags ...

Romans 3:10-12
...There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one. 

Romans 3:23
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. 

So, no one is sinless. All humanity all over the world is under sin and inherited sin by Adam and Eve’s disobedience.

 Moreover, I would like to inform you that, even a child conceived in the womb of a woman is a sinner, without doing any sins. It is quite strange right? How? The Bible says so. See below:

 Psalms 51:5  Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

 Therefore, if anybody claims that he/she has not done any of the sins in the world, still he/she is a sinner, according to the Holy Bible.

 In the OT (Old Testament) time, how were the sins of people redeemed?

 It was by the bloodshed of birds and animals. This means bloodshed is required for remission of sins.

 

When Adam and Eve committed sin, a lamb was slain and they were robed by the skin coat of an animal. However, time passed, Israel got 10 commandments, laws and statutes against many sins.

 In brief, their sins were redeemed or covered for a year only by the sacrifice 

of birds andanimals onaltar by the priest. Please refer to the following scripture:

 Psalms32:1 Blessed [is he whose] transgression [is] forgiven, [whose] sin[is] covered.

 

See?Their sins were covered for a year and they continued this act, year by year. However, when we are coming intothe NT (New Testament) time, there is no need of our sacrificing birds or animals and bloodshed. Why? Because, Jesus died once and redeemed us by His precious blood shed 2000 years ago! Let’s see some scriptures related to His death and the consequences.

 

Hebrews10:19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,

10:20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

 

1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

 

1 Peter1:18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, [as] silver and gold, from your vain conversation [received] by tradition from your fathers;

1:19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

 

Revelation 5:9 Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

5:10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

 

1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

 

1 John3:16 Hereby perceive we the love [of God,] because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down [our] lives for the brethren.

 

Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

 

No human being on the earth died for humanity’s salvation from sins, but only Jesus, because He was the only sinless one and the rest of all humanity was under sin by Adam and Eve. However, the sinless God, when the fullness of time came, He came down from Heaven to save sinners. Please read following scripture:

 

1 Timothy 1:15 This [is] a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

 

1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God

was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

 

Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

 

Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

 

We understand that Jesus only can redeem/forgive our sins and give “salvation”. So how do we achieve “salvation”?

Note belowJesus said:

 

Mark16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

 

So, belief and baptism is must for Salvation. Right?

 

Believe on whom?

 

See the scripture below:

 

Acts 19:4 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.

 

One must believe in Jesus Christ, before baptism and in whose name one must be baptized?

 

Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

 

See? There is no other name under heaven and above earth, but the name of JESUS ONLY for “Salvation”.

 

Luke 24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

 

Therefore, Salvation and remission of sins came in whose name?

 

Only in the name of Jesus Christ!

 

So, what shall we do for remission of sins or “SALVATION”? Read further.

 

Acts 22:16 And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

 

Acts 2:37 Now when they heard [this,] they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men [and] brethren, what shall we do?

2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

 


Any nominal Christian from catholics to trinitarian Pentecostal groups who have not taken baptism in Jesus’ name, their sins are not remitted yet. They must be baptized in Jesus Name, according to Acts 19:1-5, which are reproduced below:

 

Acts 19:1 And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples,

19:2 He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as

heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.

19:3 And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism.

19:4 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come

after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.

19:5 When they heard [this,] they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

 

Note here one thing.These disciples of John the Baptist once took the baptism that Jesus Christ received by the hands of John. However, St. Paul baptized them again in the name of Jesus Christ. Because, after the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ founded His Church through His Apostles and the Apostles of that Church started giving baptism in Jesus Name. This is the right and true baptism among Christians.

 

If any Christian claims that, he/she took baptism in the following way, it is false and unbiblical and they must be baptized in Jesus name. Otherwise, they are not Christian at all and no way part of the Church of Jesus Christ.

 

1.    Baptism of Infants

2.    Sprinkling Baptism

3.    Baptism under Flag (Salvation Army)

4.    Repentance Baptism

5.    Baptism in trinity

 

The Pattern of the Church established according the Holy Bible is as below:

 

Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

2:37 Now when they heard [this,] they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men [and] brethren, what shall we do?

2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

2:39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, [even] as many as the Lord our God shall call.

2:40 And with many other words did he testify andexhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. 

2:41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added [unto them] about three thousand souls.

2:42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord inthe temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eattheir meat with gladness and singleness of heart,

2:47Praising God, and having favour with all the people. Andthe Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

 

So, God was adding to Him “such as should be saved”. “Such as” means, those who are coming or fitting in the above category or pattern.

 

Therefore, no Christian can claim he/she is a Christian and has received “SALVATION” unless he/she repented and was baptized in Jesus Name.

 

This period in time is the Grace period or Salvation period. The “SALVATION” for all humanity is by hearing and obeying the Gospel of Christ Jesus.

 


SALVATION is only in Jesus name, according to the following scripture:

 

Acts. 4:12- Neither is theresalvation in any other: for there is none other name under

heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

 

So, in Jesus name = SALVATION (HEAVEN)

Any other name/way = DAMNATION (HELL)

 

May God bless you with true Biblical salvation.


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