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Salvation... Freely Given

Salvation is not a mystery or some great hidden thing. Infact, it should be as much a part of our everyday life as eating and breathing. Unfortunately, many people are bound up by the thought of unattainable perfection. Guess what, we are all going to fail. The wonderful thing about salvation through Jesus Christ is, all you have to do is accept the free gift. "And it SHALL come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Acts 2:21) God understands that perfection is not an easy thing for humans. This is why he sent his son. No longer are we bound by our sins and failures forever... Christ paid the price and we are now saved by GRACE! "For the Grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men" (Titus 2:11) This means that, even when we fail, God is forgiving and still will love us and offer his hand to help us out of our failures. "But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord: He is their strength in the time of trouble" (Psalms 37:39). What a wonderful thing to know. We are not to beat ourselves for sin, but rather recognize the problem, the solution, and through Gods strength and grace, walk in victory. "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to usward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." (II Peter 3:9)

The solution is Jesus Christ. Freely given to all who will accept his gift... The gift of salvation.

"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the Gift of God" (Ephesians 2:8)

"But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, Neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him. But God hath revealed unto us by His Spirit, for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man save the spirit of man which is in him, even so, the things of God koweth no man but the Spirit of God. Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God, that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God." (I Corinthians 2:9-12)

 
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