Salvation is it needed according to scripture and who and how is it all done?
According to scripture the fall of man began when the Serpent convinced
the woman and man to eat of tree in the middle of the garden, the tree of
knowledge of good and evil. Taking the serpent at his word, because
they saw the fruit looked good and having that knowledge appealed to
them the fall of man occurred. (Genesis 3: 1-7)
God serious in what He said kicked them out of the garden, they were
now going to die. Before the fall that was not the case since for us the
wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23)
Fast forwarding to today, many are again not concern about God and
those things He has said, and other have confused His Word making it
possible for some to miss out on one of the greatest Gifts God has given
us, salvation through His only begotten Son Jesus Christ. It is no wonder
that Jesus said that the path of destruction is wide and easy and that
many will take it, but the narrow is hard that leads to life and only a few
find it. (Matt 7: 13-14)
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
The Holy Spirit confirms this through Peter when Peter was standing
before the rulers, elders, and scribes in Jerusalem, Peter was filled with
the Holy Spirit told them that a man was healed by the name of Jesus
Christ who they crucified and God raised from the dead, Peter went on to
tell them that Jesus was the stone they rejected, that through Jesus there
is salvation and its found in no one else, for there is no other name under
heaven given among us by which we may be saved. (Acts 4: 5-12)
According to Jesus He was sent to save us all, but will all be saved? One
of more famous verses in the Bible is John 3:16 which makes it to a lot of
sporting events; however, if one reads a little more it becomes clear that
not everyone will be saved, though a way has been made for them.
16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
17 “Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Those who believe in him are not condemned; but those who do not believe are condemned already, because they have not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 19 And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil.
So through Jesus we can come to God, but what does that look like, how
does it play out in real life? (Ephesians 2: 8-10) We are saved through
Faith not of our own doing it is a gift of God, not by our own works or
effort so that we could boast about how good we are, but we are given
grace through faith so that we may do the works God has for us which
He prepared beforehand.
The life God gives us is beyond compare to anything in this life, the very
best part of Christianity is God in my opinion. He is our great shield and
our great reward, to miss out on Him is our greatest ruin.