First, let me tell you what salvation is not. It is not a creed, a code, a cause, or a church.
Salvation is not a creed. I hear people say, “Well, I believe the plan of salvation.” And my response? You can believe the plan of salvation and go straight to hell, because we’re not saved by the plan of salvation, we’re saved by the Man of salvation—Jesus Christ.
Second, salvation is not a code. Some say, “Well, I believe that if you just live right you’ll go to heaven.” Friend, let me tell you that if any of us could be saved by living right, then Calvary was a blunder!
Thirdly, salvation is not earned by adhering to a cause. People say, “Well, I believe in loving people. I believe that if I love everybody, God will say, ‘Come on into heaven.’ ” Loving people is nice and it’s…
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Yes Salvation is a free gift Sue that we will show we have, obedience is not works, we are to work out our Salvation but not meaning work for it, do we just wait to be Zapped as some claim, No we do what God tells us to do as confirmed in the Scriptures below, what we are to do does not save us they show we are saved and God knew we would be even before we were conceived, He knows all things by His forknowelage.
Jesus tells us He has set us free and we will no longer Sin, that we are to put our Carnal Flesh to death by The Spirit and Aim to be Perfected in Love, which the Scriptures below confirms and there are others that also confirm these Truths, yes we will walk as Jesus walks in Holiness and Righteousness in this World.
John 8:34-36 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth everyone who Sins is a slave to Sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you Free, you will be Free indeed.
Romans 6:22-23 But now being made Free from Sin and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto Holiness and the end Everlasting life. For the wages of Sin is death but the gift of God is Eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 John 3: 1-11 ( 9 ) No one who is Born of God will continue to Sin because God’s seed remains in him he cannot go on Sinning because he has been Born of God.
1John 3 – No one who lives in Him keeps on Sinning. No one who continues to Sin has either seen Him or known Him. Dear Children do not let anyone lead you astray he who does what is Right is Righteous just as He is Righteous.
Romans 8 :12-15 Therefore, brothers/ sisters, we have an obligation but it is not to the Sinful nature to live according to it or if you live according to the Sinful nature you will die but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body you will live because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
2 Corinthians 7: 1 Having therefore these promises dearly beloved let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit Perfecting Holiness in the fear of God
Colossians 3:4-6 When Christ, who is your life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. Put to death therefore whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry because of these the wrath of God is coming.
Galatians 24 -26 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. if we live in the Spirit let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory provoking one another, envying one another.
Matthew 5:48 Be ye therefore Perfect even as your Father which is in Heaven is Perfect.
Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ let us go on unto Perfection not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of Faith toward God.
1John 4:16-19 And we have known and believed the Love that God hath to us. God is Love and he that dwelleth in Love dwelleth in God and God in him. Herein is our Love made Perfect that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as He is so are we in this World There is no fear in Love but perfect Love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in Love. We Love Him because He first Loved us.
Christian Love Always – Anne.
Thanks for your input Anne. Blessings to you.