Understanding Salvation

BIBLE TEXT: Acts4:11-12; Rom.10:9-10


Basis for Salvation

From the Scriptures,

(a) Man (in Adam) committed the ORIGINAL SIN in the Garden of Eden;

(b) Man FELL from glory 2 grass, riches 2 rags & prosperity 2 poverty because his Nature changed from God’sRIGHTEOUSNESS to the devil’sSIN and

(c) God JUDGED Man by making him suffer the consequences of the sin i.e. SPIRITUAL DEATH.

But God will not violate His Will and Word concerning His Plan for man (Gen.1:26-28; Jer.29:11; Num.23:9; Mat.24:35; Heb.6:17-18); as a result He devised a plan of salvation for man which would be Legal and Eternal with A Saviour who:

(a) must be a Legal man – a Spirit living in a Physical Body (since it’s man that sinned & needs redemption) Rom.5:17;

(b) doesn’t have the Sinful Nature (since man was sinless when he sinned) 1Cor.15:50;

(c) must be subjected to all the temptations of sin (yet without sin to set an example that life can be lived above sin);

(d) must be judged (so man won’t have to stand before the Judgement Seat of God);

(e) must pay the price for man’s sin (so that man won’t have to suffer the consequences of sin);

(f) must be declared Righteous (as replacement for Sin);

(g) must Resurrect (as replacement for the Fall) and

(h) must have LIFE (as replacement for Death)


Salvation in Christ

The only person that fulfilled all the requirements is Jesus Christ; who

(a) as God (The Living Word 2nd Person in the TRINITY) is Perfect and doesn’t have sin in Him- Phil.2:5-6;

(b) was born without a man, thus becoming the only ‘Woman’s Seed’ thus excluded by birth from Sin Contamination – Gal.4:4;

(c) put on the Human Body (by the virtue of being born by a woman) – Rom.8:3;

(d) was subjected to all man’s emotions and passions, yet He overcame all – Heb.4:15;

(e) for man was made sin, shed His Blood, died a Shameful Death on the Cross and went to Hell in man’s place – 2Cor.5:21;

(f) had God turned His Back on Him because of the nature of man’ sin He’s carried – Isa.53:4, Mat.27:24;

(g) became the 1st resurrection from the dead – Col.1:18 and

(h) is the bearer of ZOE – Spiritual Life – Jhn.1:4.

All these facts points to the fact that: God’s Ultimate Gift(s) to Man are:-

(i) SALVATION from Sin (the corrupting agent of life) – 2Cor.6:2; REDEMPTION from the Corresponding Consequences of Sin (sickness, poverty & death) – Gal.3:13-14 and DELIVERANCE from all the Powers of the Devil (The Forces that wants to keep man a Sinner) – Col.1:13. AND

(ii) RIGHTEOUSNESS (the Perfecting Agent of Life) – 2Cor.5:21;

(iii) PROSPERITY (the Corresponding Consequences of Righteousness – Life, Health & Riches) – 3Jhn.2 and

(iv) KINGSHIP (the Force that’ll keep man above sin & its consequences) – Rom.5:17, Rev.1:6.


Types of Salvation

From God’s Word; the Salvation available to man is the following types:-

  • FUNDAMENTAL SALVATION – This is Basic Salvatione. the Safety of man’s Spirit from the Sinful Nature to a Sinless Nature as accomplished by Jesus Christ in His Resurrection. Acts16:31; 1Tim.1:15.
  • PROGRESSIVE SALVATION – This is Salvation of the Man’s Soul (the Seat of his personality) from Sinful Processing to a Sinless Processing. Heb.10:39; Jam.1:21.
  • SOCIAL SALVATION – This is the Everyday Salvation of man’ Situations from Disasters, Rags & Perils to Hope, Riches & Bliss. 1Tim.4:16; Jam.5:15.
  • FUTURE SALVATION – This is Salvation of the Man’s Body at the RAPTURE from Corruption & Mortality to Incorruption, Immortality & Honour. 1Cor.15:51-53
  • FINAL SALVATION – This is the final Salvation of Man totally (Spirit, Soul & Body) at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. 1Cor.3:13-15


How to Be Saved?

Basic / Fundamental Salvation is the Salvation Gift to man from God; and as a result the qualities of this Salvation type will be the ultimate guide to how man can be saved.

(i) This Salvation is the solution to the Original Sin and as such becomes a necessity for every human being to partake in. Rom.5:12

(ii) This Salvation handles the consequence of Spiritual Death and as such is applicable to the human spirit; i.e. can only become a Natural fact through Belief with the human spirit and Declaration with the human voice (the ONLY way spiritual entity becomes Naturally TANGIBLE). Mark11:23

(iii)This Salvation is Jesus’ Mission which means it based on Jesus’ Judgement i.e. can only be acquired by Identifying with Him. Jam.4:12

(iv)This Salvation implies a Change of Nature which can only be accomplished through a New Birth. Jhn.3:3

All these imply the following steps to Salvation:-

Acknowledgment of the fact that ‘All are lost and need Salvation’ Rom.3:23

Believe the fact that, Jesus Christ is the only way to Salvation and that He suffered, died, went to Hell & was Resurrected for man’s Justification Rom.4:25; 14:9.

Confess (Declare) with the mouth ‘Jesus as Lord’ Rom.10:9-10.

Do the dictates of the New Nature on the inside Mat.5:16.

Proofs of Salvation

To man, the Devil brought Sin; Sin in man brought Spiritual Death and its attendant consequences; the Death brought the Fall and the Fall brought Judgement. Jhn.8:44; 1Jhn.3:8

But in Christ Jesus, Man has Grace & Mercy. These bring Justification (instead of Judgement) through Faith in Jesus Christ; Justification brings Resurrection (instead of the Fall); Resurrection brings Life (instead of Death) and Life brings a New Nature of Righteousness (instead of Sin). Rom.5:21

The way a man has to be Born Anew to be a Christian (saved); the same way is the New Nature the only Evidence of Salvation. Eph.2:3; 2Pet.1:4


Are You Willing to be Saved?

If you are willing to be saved then, just say this prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father,

I acknowledge the fact that I am lost and I need salvation.  I believe according to the gospel that the Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sins and He suffered  the consequences for me in hell and that you God raised him up from the dead, on the third day for my justification. I now confess with my mouth The Lord Jesus as my Lord and Savior and in accordance with your word I now believe I am saved .i.e. born-again. Thank you Father for saving me, and writing my name in the book of life. Thank you Heavenly Father, in Jesus name I pray (Amen).

Just as you were born physically to your parents, you are  now born spiritually into the Family of God when you called on Jesus! (John 3:3).

Please send us an email and give us the good news of you receiving Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour!  We would like to rejoice with you.  If you tell us the city where you live, we will be able to direct you to how you can join our services in your area to build your faith!  We also will be able to help with any questions you may have.

Kindest regards,

Rev. Oye Jide-Samuel,

email: info@shinninglightministries.org


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