Q& A. What is Salvation?
Q. What Is Salvation?
A. Salvation is not joining a church. Salvation is not ‘shaking the preacher’s hand. We don’t grow into salvation. Salvation or the new birth is a personal experience with the Lord Jesus. “Except a man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3. “Except, ye, repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” Luke 13:5. “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” Acts 2:38.God has said, “…all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God (Rom. 3:23) and “that man’s heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked” (Jer. 17:9); and declares man declares man “must be born again.”
Salvation is the gift of God, it is the divine miracle of the new birth that lifts man from sin and the love for worldly amusements and world. When the sinner experiences Jesus, he comes into vital touch with the living Christ, whose power makes him a new creature, changing his nature, his purposes and desires, and the individual KNOWS that something unique has happened. Praise God!!! And family and friends know he didn’t just join a church, but that some great power changed his life. “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature, old things are passed away; behold all things are become new.” 2 Cor, 5:17.