Why do Christian’s Always Talk About Salvation?

What do Christians mean when they say that people need to be “saved”?

Do we mean that people need to just modify their behavior and obey God’s law? It would be great if it were that simple, but that is not what we mean.

It means, rather, that human beings are prisoners, captives and slaves to their idols, to their own lusts, to the world system and to the devil. That we cannot extract ourselves from these things because, like those who have Stockholm syndrome, we have fallen in love with our captors, i.e. we love those things which are doing us the most harm. And while we all vaguely recognize that something is not right in the world and with the nature of human beings, we tend to shrug this off, suppress and ignore it, and willingly come under the illusion that we live in freedom. We cling to the falsehood of human progress and and think human ingenuity will somehow deliver us from ourselves and our problems.

We pridefully hold to the false idea that we are something and can do something to make things right. But in the end we cannot extract ourselves from our captivity. No wisdom, no plan, no power, no understanding, and no technology can do so. The problem runs far too deep in us for that. Like the Hebrews in Egypt we are slaves needing rescue from our captivity. The tyranny of our idols and lusts are too powerful for nature to conquer. We need redemption from the outside. D9D5FAE3-7392-47CF-B0F6-8B832BD0E01D

So salvation is not behavior modification. No. We are too entangled in the web of our own making to get out. We first need supernatural intervention by One like us who breaks the bonds and leads us out of slavery. Then, and only then, after being freed from our captors are we free to do right, to love mercy and do justly and to walk humbly with our God.

But those who ally themselves with the tyranny of sin, like the Egyptians, will experience fullness of God’s wrath, which is the ultimate thing we need to be saved from.    Source

 

21 thoughts on “Why do Christian’s Always Talk About Salvation?

  1. Crissy, thanks for sharing this post. We are all captive slaves with the flesh, and only through the Cross can we find Salvation. Following Jesus and taking up His Cross won’t be easy, and we will stumble time and time again. With God’s grace, we will persevere to see Christ at the right hand of the Father.

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  2. I keep losing u and reconnecting. I could not reply to your post. I just know that I have a relationship with Jesus and I m more convicted by the Holy Spirit to be obedient and walk the true walk. I m a sinner but I m truly changing in many way. I started by forgiving horrible sexual abuse and rape… God is good and even when I tried to take my own life and doubted I wanted to, He gave me as my dr said, a Miracle. I love the Lord with all my heart.

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    1. Praise the Lord. he has done and is doing an amazing work of grace in your life Pat. We love much because we have been forgiven much. 💜♥️🍃. Jesus is so good.

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