10/20/2013 ~ Whole Encompassing Salvation of Christ
When gluing a plastic model or assembling
a Lego monstrosity, there are many parts.
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Instructions are given to fit all the pieces
... together, one small picture at a time.
The undertaking can not be finished without all the pieces included.
True appreciation is only realized after all is completed.
A desire accomplished is sweet to the soul, ... ~ Proverbs 13:19
So too, one needs to see the whole picture of the word of God.
One must reckon with the entire word of God
to obtain a complete finished clarity.
The word additively pieces together to achieve this
greatest of truths; His Perfect Word.
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that
while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. ~ Romans 5:8
God's love for each one of us has delivered for us His perfect word.
(1st Corinthians 14:21-22) 1st century feat to awaken unbelievers to His word. <─┐
┌─> Many falsely believe noise making is the Holy Spirit speaking through them.
... tongues, they will cease; ... knowledge, it will vanish away ... But when
that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
~ 1st Corinthians 13:8-10
For God is not the author of confusion ... ~ 1st Corinthians 14:33
... they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.
~ Romans 10:2
Understanding takes precedence over nonsense.
Those miraculous things that were necessary to establish His word are
no longer needed parts as His delivered salvation plan is now instituted.
It is all about getting into Jesus, not the self.
Proof that there is no progressive revelation. <─┐
... contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered
to the saints. ~ Jude 1:3
It is through His word that we must discover His plan for our salvation.
... "Lord, are there few who are saved?" And He said to them, "Strive to enter
through the narrow gate, for many, ... will not be able." ~ Luke 13:23-24
In truth, many will seek salvation but most will not find it.
The fundamental conditions of God must be met
- over the fabrications of man.
"I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, ..." ~ John 10:9
"Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name
under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." ~ Acts 4:12
... who desires all men to be saved and to come
to the knowledge of the truth. ... ~ 1st Timothy 2:4-5
The truth has been delivered for each of to know.
... they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. ...
~ 2nd Thessalonians 2:10-12
... But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were
justified in the name of the Lord Jesus ... ~ 1st Corinthians 6:9-11
The word cross references itself in repetition.
His examples and instructions must be
observed and followed all inclusively.
Isolated pieces must maintain unity with the sum total.
"... and said to me, 'Go to the pool of Siloam and wash.'
So I went and washed, and I received sight." ~ John 9:5-11
Action is required to receive the results God proclaims.
Man by himself can not declare his own salvation;
→ he must follow the word of God to achieve this.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean
not on your own understanding; ... ~ Proverbs 3:5
... in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.
... ~ Colossians 1:13-15
... having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved
from wrath through Him. ... ~ Romans 5:9-10
... Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, ...
~ Revelation 1:5
When are we justified and our sins washed away by the blood of Jesus?
'... Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins,
calling on the name of the Lord.' ~ Acts 22:16
And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on
the name of the Lord Shall be saved. ~ Acts 2:21
To call out to Him is to want all of His saving instructions.
● Many mistakenly use this previous verse
to justify that only calling out saves.
Faith is not a single isolated event but a
lifelong practice of furthering understanding.
One cannot remain stationary and be a Christian.
The basics have been presented to be received by all.
Much of His truth is simple and clearly stated.
There is also an antitype which now saves us - baptism ... ~ 1st Peter 3:21
"He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but
he who does not believe will be condemned." ~ Mark 16:16
For anyone claiming that baptism does not save
certainly denies the clear written word of God.
Shallow un-submitting fools argue arrogantly how to do the least.
It is better to trust in the LORD Than to put confidence in man.
~ Psalms 118:8
... "We ought to obey God rather than men." ~ Acts 5:29
... he who comes to God must believe that He is, ... ~ Hebrews 11:6
Belief in God is not casual event; He commands us to be of serious heart.
... "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, ..."
~ Acts 16:30-33
To believe in Him is to work to obey Him.
... "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent."
~ John 6:28-29
"If you love Me, keep My commandments." ~ John 14:15
We must believe in all the instructions given to be in unity with God.
To fight against His instructions is to deny Him.
Many choose false doctrines comforted by self-exaltation.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine,
but according to their own desires, ... ~ 2nd Timothy 4:3
For the seasoned Christian, this has merely been a review.
However, many are deceived dwelling in self oblivious ditches.
In the pursuit of God, men are left behind.
"... he who endures to the end will be saved." ~ Matthew 10:22
... eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.
For we were saved in this hope, ... ~ Romans 8:18-25
A new life is coming for each one of us,
and it will either be with God or not.
To be saved from this perverse world one must
continue to take action to receive the blessing.
... "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ
for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
For the promise is to you and to your children, ..." ~ Acts 2:36-41
The gift of the Holy Spirit is to receive
what Jesus Christ did for each of us.
... gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. ~ Romans 6:23
Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! ~ 2nd Corinthians 9:15
"... whoever believes in Him will receive the remission of sins." ~ Acts 10:43
... if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth,
there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, ... ~ Hebrews 10:26-27
It is not about just believing to get
an eternal "get out of jail for free" ticket.
... Even the demons believe--and tremble! ~ James 2:19
Character flaws must be addressed with an upward draw toward His ways.
One must pursue life in Him and grow in His good soil.
Belief is a measure of seeing all of His instructions.
THE WHOLE BAD PICTURE
THE WHOLE GOOD PICTURE
For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world,
but that the world through Him might be saved." ~ John 3:17
Do not waste your time thinking
of those things that might be ...
Be sure of the Given Word that has
been delivered to each one of us.
It is between you and Him.
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