Salvation from what exactly?
We’ve heard a "gospel" preached nowadays that basically says, "God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life".
In this preaching we are basically told that God is there to heal our hurts, our addictions, our sorrows, etc. There’s still other teaching that says God wants us to have material prosperity.
What does Scripture say we need salvation from?
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Very simply put, we need to be saved from God’s wrath.
5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
6 For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience...
Many of us in being truthful with ourselves have to ask about this thing called " covetousness, which is idolatry" (please see above). I have to preach this to myself daily!
Jesus came to preach repentance and belief in Himself as the only means to salvation from "the wrath of God" which is soon to be visited upon this generation according to Bible prophecy.
12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
Considering the eternal ramifications, we absolutely should do this. Would you agree?
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