S A L V A T I O N “BUT WHEN HE SAW MANY OF THE PHRAISEES AND SADDUCESS COMING TO HIS BAPTISM, HE SAID TO THEM, “BROOD OF VIPERS WHO WARNED YOU TO FLEE FROM THE WRATH TO COME? THEREFOR BEAR FRUITS WORTHY OF REPENTANCE.” [MATT 3:7] 1.Thess 1:10 “night and day praying exceedingly that we may see your face and perfect what is lacking in your faith”
WE ARE SAVED FROM ETERNAL JUDGMENT Judgment starts now when we do not exercise Faith, manifested by sin We are Judged by the Commandments of God S A L V A T I O N
Why do we need salvation? Because we broke the Law of God and fell under Judgment S A L V A T I O N
HOW ARE WE JUDGED? MORAL LAW –NATURAL LAW - –OLD LAW - 10 COMMANDMENTS –NEW LAW - THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT. S A L V A T I O N
Some Stories of Judgment and Salvation 1.LOT WAS SAVED FROM THE FIRE OF SODOM 2. HEBREWS FROM THE EGYPTIANS 3. NOAH FROM THE SIN THAT WAS CORRUPTING THE EARTH.
S A L V A T I O N But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. Matthew 24:37-40
S A L V A T I O N The Day of the Lord was an ever present Prophetic truth in the Old and New Testament
S A L V A T I O N St. Paul says, all are under Judgment, Jews and Gentiles alike, they all sinned are in need of the Glory of God Only by the Blood of Christ do we escape judgment
S A L V A T I O N THE BLOOD OF CHRIST Claiming the BLOOD OF CHRIST
S A L V A T I O N WE CLAIM THE BLOOD OF CHRIST THROUGH MYSTERIES IN FAITH…
S A L V A T I O N BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART AND CONFESS WITH YOUR MOUTH. IS IT ENOUGH?
S A L V A T I O N WE BELIEVE IT IS THROUGH THE SACRAMENTS. THE PROOF IS IN THE GOSPEL OF ST. JOHN.
S A L V A T I O N NICODEMUS - CONFESSED THAT HE BELIEVED IN JESUS CHRIST BUT IT WAS NOT ENOUGH… JESUS ANSWERED AND SAID TO HIM “ MOST ASSUREDLY I SAY TO YOU UNLESS ONE IS BORN AGAIN HE CANNOT SEE THE KINGDOM OF GOD.” NICODEMUS SAID TO HIM, “ HOW CAN A MAN BE BORN WHEN HE IS OLD? CAN HE ENTER A SECOND TIME AND INTO HIS MOTHERS WOMB AND BE BORN?” JESUS ANSWERED, “ MOST ASSUREDLY I SAY TO YOU UNLESS ONE IS BORN OF WATER AND SPIRIT HE CAN NOT ENTER THE KINGDOM OF GOD…”
S A L V A T I O N THE MYSTERY OF BAPTISM SAVES.
S A L V A T I O N …Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water. There is also an antitype which now saves us — baptism (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ… 1 Peter 3:20-21
“BUT AFTER THAT THE KINDNESS AND LOVE OF GOD OUR SAVIOR TOWARD MAN APPEARED, NOT BY WORKS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS WHICH WE HAVE DONE, BUT ACCORDING TO HIS MERCY SAVED US, BY THE WASHING OF REGENERATION, AND RENEWING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.” [TITUS 3:4,5] S A L V A T I O N
+ I HAVE BEEN SAVED. + I AM BEING SAVED. + I SHALL BE SAVED. S A L V A T I O N
How Have I Been Saved? In Baptism In Baptism, I receive Justification, Sanctification, Adoption into God’s Family S A L V A T I O N + I Have Been Saved + I Am Being Saved + I Shall Be Saved
HOW AM I BEING SAVED? + CHURCH MYSTERIES! + Commandments S A L V A T I O N + I Have Been Saved + I Am Being Saved + I Shall Be Saved
MysteriesCommandments Exercise faith in the mysteries and in obeying the commandments Grace comes through the mysteries to help obey the commandments S A L V A T I O N + I Have Been Saved + I Am Being Saved + I Shall Be Saved
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CRIED IN THE WILDERNESS SAYING, “BRING FORTH THEREFORE, FRUITS WORTHY OF REPENTANCE, AND BEGIN NOT TO SAY WITHIN YOURSELVES, WE HAVE ABRAHAM TO OUR FATHER.” LUKE 3:8 S A L V A T I O N + I Have Been Saved + I Am Being Saved + I Shall Be Saved
WE MUST BEAR FRUITS WORTHY OF REPENTANCE, AS ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST SAID S A L V A T I O N + I Have Been Saved + I Am Being Saved + I Shall Be Saved
I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called… Ephesians 4:1 S A L V A T I O N + I Have Been Saved + I Am Being Saved + I Shall Be Saved
HOW SHALL I BE SAVED? WHEN JESUS RETURNS OUR FUTURE SALVATION IS NOT A MATTER OF FAITH BUT A MATTER OF HOPE. S A L V A T I O N + I Have Been Saved + I Am Being Saved + I Shall Be Saved
Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near. Luke 21:28 The Day of Judgment = Day of Salvation Passover2 nd Coming of Christ FloodFiery Furnace S A L V A T I O N + I Have Been Saved + I Am Being Saved + I Shall Be Saved
…WORK OUT YOUR OWN SALVATION WITH FEAR AND TREMBLING… PHILIPIANS 2:12 S A L V A T I O N + I Have Been Saved + I Am Being Saved + I Shall Be Saved
S A L V A T I O N …who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, “So shall your descendants be.” ROMANS 4:18 Difference Between Hope and Faith? Faith is 100% assurance Hope is less than 100% assurance
WHAT IS THE PLACE OF WORKS AND FAITH In our Salvation? S A L V A T I O N
“YOU SEE THEN THAT A MAN IS JUSTIFIED BY WORKS AND NOT BY FAITH ALONE.” JAMES 2:24 S A L V A T I O N “THEREFORE WE CONCLUDE THAT A MAN IS JUSTIFIED BY FAITH APART FROM THE DEEDS OF THE LAW.” ROMANS 3:28 Conflict between the 2 verses?
SALVATION IS NOT ACHIEVED BY JUST CONFESSING BY MOUTH BUT THROUGH ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN THE SACRAMENTS S A L V A T I O N
Mysteries and Commandments Faith in Action Grace and Me in Synergy S A L V A T I O N
REMEMBERING WITHOUT CEASING YOUR WORK OF FAITH, LABOR OF LOVE, AND PATIENCE OF HOPE, IN OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST IN THE SIGHT OF OUR GOD AND FATHER. 1THESSELONIANS 1:3 S A L V A T I O N Work of Faith
S A L V A T I O N Further Points + Contrasts in Salvation - Killing and Saving - Judgment and Salvation - Life and Death + Faith is Specific (it isn’t vague) - God is able to resurrect from the Dead -God Raised His Son from the Dead - He is able to save me through Mysteries
SALVATION ALWAYS INCLUDES 2 AGENTS 1.DESTROYS SIN 2.SAVES PHYSICALLY EXAMPLE: RED SEA EXODUS 1. WIND SAVES ISRAELITES 2. SEA KILLS EGYPTIANS S A L V A T I O N
NEW TESTAMENT EXAMPLE: BAPTISM 1.JESUS CHRIST SAVES 2.EMERSION IN Baptismal WATER KILLS THE OLD NATURE AND SIN. S A L V A T I O N
BY FAITH ABRAHAM, WHEN HE WAS TESTED, OFFERED UP ISAAC, AND HE WHO HAD RECEIVED THE PROMISES OFFERED UP HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, OF WHOM IT WAS SAID, “IN ISAAC, YOUR SEED SHALL BE CALLED,” CONCLUDING THAT GOD WAS ABLE TO RAISE HIM UP EVEN FROM THE DEAD… HEBREWS 11:17 S A L V A T I O N Faith in Christ’ Resurrection
THERE IS ALSO AN ANTITYPE WHICH NOW SAVES US- BAPTISM (NOT THE REMOVAL OF THE FILTH OF THE FLESH, BUT THE ANSWER OF A GOOD CONSCIENCE TOWARD GOD) THROUGH THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST… 1 PETER 3:21 S A L V A T I O N Point of Meditation
LINK BETWEEN GOING THROUGH THE WATER OF BAPTISM AND FAITH IN GOD’S RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST FAITH AND WORKS ARE LINKED S A L V A T I O N
OUTCOME UNDERSTANDING OF SALVATION 1.YOU SHOULD NEVER LOOK DOWN UPON YOURSELF AS A SINNER 1.You are a child of God 2.I MUST HAVE FEAR 1.My future salvation is not 100% sure 3.WORKS SHOULD NOT BE DONE TO ACCOMPLISH SALVATION S A L V A T I O N
WHEN WE UNDERSTAND THE PROCESS OF SALVATION IT HELPS US AS SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS TO UNDERSTAND OUR ROLE. S A L V A T I O N
WE APPRECIATE THE MYSTERIES OF THE CHURCH AND THE CHURCH ITSELF. S A L V A T I O N
VERSES: FOR THE WRATH OF GOD IS REVEALED FROM HEAVEN AGAINST ALL UNGODLINESS AND UNRIGHTOUSNESS OF MEN TO SUPRESS THE TRUETH IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS. ROMANS 1:18 S A L V A T I O N
WE HAVE A FORETASTE OF ETERNAL SALVATION HERE ON THE EARTH BY ADVANCING IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD AND THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT. S A L V A T I O N
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