As we dig into topics that are not always talked about or have aspects that are not always discussed in our homes or churches, Salvation seemed to be a good place to start.
For those who have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, most of us have a special moment where that initial relationship began for us. We have our own experiences with that moment.
We have heard the altar calls made, or we have watched them on television at one point or another in our lives possibly.
Did we leave that moment truly understanding what had happened and what it meant for the rest of our lives?
I am pretty sure many of us did not.
Merriam-Webster defines salvation as the deliverance from the power and effects of sin. Almost everywhere I looked, deliverance was the main word used to describe salvation.
Other words you may see are rescued, liberated, or set free.
What does this mean?
Some of us leave, understanding that we are saved if we do certain things or go to specific places or churches.
Others leave with a Bible we are unsure what to do with or how to understand it. Or we leave being told someone else has to read and teach us that Bible.
There are messages that our lives will be all roses and sunshine going forward, and when that doesn’t happen the way we are set up to believe, we may throw it out altogether.
Salvation can be presented as a fire insurance policy or something that affects us when we die but not here on earth as we live.
These are some of the conversations I want to have over the next month. I would love to hear about your experiences and your struggles in understanding salvation from the first moment until now.Tweet
There is much more to this conversation than what is discussed, so let’s dig in and go deep!