Tag Archive: salvation


Accepting the gift of salvation is about perspective. We all once shared a view of everything from worldly eyes. Whatever we once believed and how we lived our lives wasn’t through God’s perspective but ours. On the day we gave our lives to Jesus, we made a choice. We chose to stop seeing everything through our own eyes and, instead, to try and see them through God’s. 

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Today I want to talk briefly about something near and dear to the heart of every Christian. Salvation. As a Christian, someone may ask you an important question. What must I do to be saved? Not every person is going to ask the question in this way. Some might want to know what they need to do to get to Heaven. Others might want to know what to do to not go to hell. Others still might ask you about your life and why it’s the way that it is. There are endless paths a person might take to finally get to this question. We should know the answer. 

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Context is vital to understanding. When we read the Bible and, in life, we need to understand the context of what we hear and what we read. Without context, our minds will go all over the place trying to assign meaning to things we might not understand without it. As I was reading through 1 John today, I was thinking about context. There’s a lot of teaching to be found in this letter, and if we’re not careful to understand the context, we can be filled with many disturbing ideas.

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If you’re a saved Christian, you cannot lose your salvation. Scripture is very clear that those who believe that Jesus is the Christ will be saved. On occasion, we read other Scripture that might indicate Christians can lose their salvation. However, what appears to be contradictory messages are not. They are confirmations that those who sincerely believe that Jesus is the Christ will be saved.

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