Christianity Is The Only Way To Salvation (three)
(…continues from part 2…)
3) Salvation is multifaceted. There is the ordinary day-to-day life’s salvaging instances: from debt; impecuniosity; childlessness; hunger; educational pursuit; embarrassment; marriage instability etcetera. To be saved from debt and impecuniosity earthly money is the solution. Pregnancy saves the one from barrenness. Food will definitely save the hungry souls; and get admitted into a very good school and your academic problems receive solution. Medical, financial and human connectivity can easily solve human embarrassments. It may be very difficult, but marital wahala (Yoruba for problem) may be solved with money. These are earthborn questions that cause hardships to carnal existential mindset; they do not extend beyond terrene reality.
Salvation of the soul is the true salvation, found only in the Christian Bible. Salvation is exclusively a theological question. Only the Creator, who goes by the Genesis 1:1 generic sobriquet of ‘ĕlôhı̂ym which means ‘deities, magistrates and mighty ones’, has all it takes for the abrogation of the mortal sentence of Ezekiel 18:4 passed on human sinfulness, which vaticinates, “Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine the soul that sinneth, it shall die.” The sanguineous crucifixion of the Golgotha atonement changed everything, affording the second chance culminating in the volte-face turn from hellish approach back to life, brokered by the Author of creationism. Of the redeemed souls of Christianity Peterine couch reveals, “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 10) Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy” (1Peter 2:9-10).
I believe, and sincerely too, that the Christ has an ungodly representation in every religion, simply to strike an acceptance balance. Islam calls Him an etymologically unacceptable Isa according to Arabic language. Why do you think Krishna holds an exalted position in Hinduism? It is all about the Christ. The millennial government of Jesus is expected to have Christians as governors. And in the heavenly assizes, Christians are the judges of mundane deeds. 1Corinthians 6:2-3 2 “Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? And if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? 3) Know ye not that we shall judge angels? How much more things that pertain to this life?”
The truth is that not only prophets yearn for the soteriology; even holy angels of God go to Church to learn of the Christian Bible. 1Peter 1:10-12 10) “Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: 11) Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. 12) Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.” The ‘look’ of verse 12 is parakuptō (par-ak-oop’-to), a Greek word worthy of note, meaning: ‘To stoop to a thing in order to look at it; to look at with head bowed forward; to look into with the body bent.’ Does angelic stoop towards the Christian Bible not make Christianity the only way of salvation? The soteriology is nothing short of a conundrum. Faith: that is all it takes to unravel the enigmatic stance of it; complete faith in the Word of God.
What applies to Christianity is not the Old Testamentary Exodus 15:26 “And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.” This verse is meant for Israel in the flesh. This is the protocol of Scripture that suits the New Testamentary Christianity which has its couch in 1Peter 2:9-10 9) “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 10) Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.” What difference do you see presented in this Peterine General Epistle? There is not a single string of human attachment, intended to aid the actualization of God’s promise. The true believer is substantially immune to apostasy. He has obtained mercy, better explained as ‘unmerited favour’. He is too divinely favoured to be derailed. He has been designed never to experience Adamic fall again. Amen.
Getting born again is a conscious effort on the part of an individual. Get born again. Say this sinner’s prayer.
“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”
(…to be continued…)
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