Salvation is Gods Gift to Mankind
Salvation is Gods gift to
you. God really loves you, and He has a plan of peace, purpose, and
fulfillment for you as an individual. It sounds almost too good to be
true, like words without reality, but it is true; God has a unique
destiny for you.
Every person has wrestled with, or
at some time will wrestle with questions about God. You see, as humans,
we are structured in such a way that we will seek after God.
Yet, we can do so much more than
"seek". We can find. God has a plan whereby we can know Him. It is
Salvation is God's love gift to
whoever wants to receive it. This gift is described in many different
ways in the Bible.
Sometimes it is called the "new
birth," or being "born again." This indicates that just as you were
born physically into a human family, through salvation, you are born
spiritually into God's family. John 3:3
Salvation is also described as
"having made peace with God." Colossians 1:20-21. At some time, every
person who is without God experiences an inner emptiness. Salvation is
God's answer to that deep human longing for satisfaction and purpose.
Salvation is "fellowship with
God." I John 1:3. It speaks of the friendship that you can experience
when you are in relationship with the Heavenly Father.
Many only think of God as a judge
or a distant divine being. God wants to be your friend, and salvation
is the foundation for that friendship.
"Eternal life" is another
expression that describes salvation and its benefits. Romans 6:23. The
word "eternal" tells us that God's gift transcends our earthly
existence; it is forever!
The Bible says that God has placed
eternity in every human heart. Ecclesiastes 3: 11. This is the reason
why people in every culture are wondering about and questioning
spiritual and eternal matters.
Salvation gives you the assurance
of eternal life. Your search is over when the Lamb of God becomes your