Salvation is Mind Boggling
Just think about it, the Creator the Universe saved us without even having to check us out, running a background check or testing our Biblical acuity. If we Believe what God says if we believe “the gospel” He saves us. That’s it! God reconciled the whole world to Himself through His Son Jesus Christ without taking a second look at any of us! That’s Unmerited Grace.
Don’t let anyone steal the joy of your “salvation”. If you believe the gospel you are saved. There is no Scripture support for God being a liar. If God promised salvation to those that believe by faith in the gospel of grace (1 Corinthians 15:1-4) then that’s what He means. If you truly believe that Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead 3 days later you are saved. God said if you believe it, you’re saved.
Namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
2 Corinthians 5:18
19 For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, 20 and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven.
Those that don’t believe in “God’s Unmerited Favor” and accuse those that do of promoting a license to sin are promised condemnation. They frustrate God’s grace by stomping on the truth in unrighteousness because even though they know God they are destitute of faith just like Esau, like the legalist of the apostle Paul’s day. Their condemnation is just and promised by God. (Romans 3:7,8)
7 But if through my lie the truth of God abounded to His glory, why am I also still being judged as a sinner? 8 And why not say (as we are slanderously reported and as some claim that we say), “Let us do evil that good may come”?
Their condemnation is just.
Look at Everything That God Does the Moment You Believe
It’s Mind Boggling. The very instant you believe the death, burial, and resurrection God moves in and does a work in you. You probably don’t feel like Christ Jesus Righteousness was imputed to you? But it was! You probably don’t feel like you’re Justified? But you are! You don’t feel like you’ve been Translated from the domain of darkness to the Kingdom of His beloved Son Jesus Christ! But you’re already in the Heavenly’s with Christ. How do you know all these things happened? Because His Word says so! That’s the only way we know! So Believe it.
Imputed Righteousness Romans 3:21,22
Justification Romans 3:24
Redemption Col 1:14
Forgiven Eph 1:7, Colossians 1:14
Crucified Romans 6:6, Galatians 2:20
Translated Colossians 1:13, Ephesians 1:3
Reconciled 2 Corinthians 5
Translated Colossians 1:12-13
Glorified Romans 8:17
Baptized by the Spirit
into the Body of Christ 1 Corinthians 12:13
The very moment you believe God steps in and does all of the above because you believed the gospel. God knows whether or not a person really believes what He says or not. When you believe and Christ Righteousness is imputed to you and God no longer sees your sin(s) He sees His Son’s Righteousness in you. I know it’s mind-boggling but awesome!
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