Salvation is a need that every human being has. Many fail to understand that they have this need because of ignorance or an uncaring attitude. A few are so focused upon physical pleasures that they refuse to consider the eternal consequences of their actions or are enslaved to their need for these pleasures. These few face an eternity of agony void of pleasure simply because they believe that death is the end and is without further outcome. Because they have never experienced death, they are ignorant of the impact of death on where their spirit will spend eternity. By default they have chosen spiritual death and eternal agony. By ignorance they have refused salvation.
God is holy and He will punish sin. Paul wrote: “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.” (Romans 1:18-19) In the doctrine of the Holy Spirit, this post was written: “Many of the unsaved do not understand that there is more to life than just physical daily life and needs. It is by the Holy Spirit that the unsaved can be born spiritually and by that rebirth, they can have eternal life in heaven.” (Holy Spirit part 5) God will not tolerate sin, but He gives every human being the opportunity to be forgiven of sin. Salvation is the focal point of His redemptive plan.
Salvation is needed because man is sinful and has broken God’s law. Paul continues his discourse on God’s wrath against sin in Romans (1:20-3:18) but ends with the statement that belief in God, through his son Jesus, can bring salvation to those who believe. God’s plan gives the answer of how sin is forgiven and how one can overcome sin’s consequence and live in eternal bliss. Our next post will cover the way of salvation.
Salvation: The Way
Segment one, Part 1 – 9
Salvation: Scripture Vocabulary
Segment Two, Part 1 – 4