Tag Archives: Salvation

God’s Plan of Salvation

But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.” Galatians 4:4-5

I cannot think of any where else in the sacred Text where there is such a comprehensive yet concise exposition of the Gospel of God concerning His Son and its ultimate outcome as outlined in the six short unambiguous statements recorded by an inspired apostle Paul. The following Meditation deals in summary form with each of these, trusting that it will lead to a greater appreciation of Whose we are and Whom we serve.

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What is “Unchurched”?

In the last decade or two a new term has evolved in evangelical Christianity: the “unchurched.” Past generations used biblical concepts to describe humanity. Terms like lost, unsaved, unconverted, unrepentant, unbeliever, condemned, sinners, and non-born again were preached. These words conveyed the person outside of Christ as guilty and under the wrath of God. Being dead in their sins they’re helpless and hopeless without any ability to change. Their only hope is salvation, being forgiven and born again with new life from God. Jesus Christ, the crucified and risen Lord, is the only means of this salvation. The church is simply to go out into the lost world and preach this good news of salvation in Christ. When anyone trusts Christ alone they then are added to His church.

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Editorial: He Shall Glorify Me!

The evidence of the work of the Holy Spirit is that He glorifies Christ. This is useful to know particularly when we observe something in spiritual things and wonder if the Lord is really in it or not. If Christ is glorified, it is an indication the Holy Spirit has been at work.

There have been many things that have been attributed to the Holy Spirit which are not His work. Sometimes emotions can be stirred and it is presumed to be the Spirit moving. But mere stirring of emotions are not the Spirit’s chief objective. He comes to glorify Christ. It is true that emotions may be stirred if this hasoccurred,butitisnotthe main goal.

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