The central idea in Christianity --- and the very goal of the Bible --- is to deliver a gift to all people throughout the ages. So what is this gift? It is the gift of Salvation!
Salvation is one of the hallmark terms of Christianity, yet, so few people understand the fullness of its meaning. In the next several programs we will reveal to you the depth of this fantastic truth by asking and answering the following five questions:
Let’s address the first question. What is Salvation?
Simply put, Salvation Is Moving From Death To Life Through Jesus Christ
A simple example will help you to latch onto this concept.
When you salvage a piece of junk you move it from a state of uselessness to a state of usefulness. For instance, if you find a broken down chair that someone put out for trash, and you take it to your shop, put some new legs on it, and reupholster it, you’ve taken that chair from a state of uselessness to a state of usefulness. That’s exactly what the process of salvation is like. That’s why I said Salvation Is Moving From Death --- a state of uselessness --- To Life --- a state of usefulness --- Through Jesus Christ.
About 3,500 years ago the people of nation of Israel were moved from being Dead at the Red Sea, to having Life, thru Jesus Christ – the Rock of ages. The history can be found in Exo 14:8-30 “The LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and Pharaoh and his horsemen pursued after the children of Israel, and overtook them as they were camping by the sea. As Pharaoh drew near, the children of Israel were very afraid. And they said to Moses, Is it because there were no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness. But Moses said to the people, Fear not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD: for the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see no more. The LORD shall fight for you, and you shall hold your peace. And the LORD said to Moses, Lift you up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea. Then I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them. And the Egyptians pursued, and went in to the midst of the sea after them. And the LORD said to Moses, Stretch out your hand over the sea, that the waters return upon the Egyptians. Thus the LORD saved Israel.”
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