An Analysis Of Salvation By Langston Hughes

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In “Salvation,” Langston Hughes narrates his own life about when he was searching and seeking Jesus. God convicts Langston Hughes in love when he is thirteen by making him aware of his sins. During this time, Hughes said that he is saved, but in reality he was not saved. Hughes makes in explanation in the story when he attends his aunt’s church by putting on a false disguise in front of her and the entire congregation that he envisioned Jesus and receives the Holy Spirit. Hughes expresses his concerns that his church family had a high expectation of receiving Christ as his Savior. Hughes makes it known by his own experience that others force Jesus into his heart, because he has to seek the purpose of his walk in Christ. Salvation brings truth …show more content…
At the revival meeting the preacher had told Hughes, “Why don’t you come? My dear child, why don’t you come to Jesus? Jesus is waiting for you. Why don’t you come (345)? For the preacher his mind probably went around and around on the fact that Hughes was the only one to receive salvation. As a preacher he shouldn’t call someone out because their time hasn’t come for salvation. The preacher in Salvation should know that there is timing at different seasons. Jesus does not time us; he gives people day after day if the time is right to give he or she to get their life to Christ. Jesus gives us a choice to accept him or …show more content…
I’m tired o’ sitting here. Let’s get up and be saved.” So he got up and was saved (346). Westley was a faithless person with no belief that Jesus can do anything. There are some people out there that are easily swayed by their personal issues instead of being honest with God. As a rounder’s son, many can tell by looking at this passage that his dad was heavily involved in church. Westley was taught in church, but he never truly understood what it meant to receive Jesus Christ as a Savior. From Westley’s perspective, I consider that since he was a rounder’s son, his dad had a high expectation of him. Deceiving people wasn’t the right route to go on in order to receive salvation. The enemy used different tactics in Westley to deceive his dad and the entire congregation during the church revival. Another passage quoted, “I wondered what God thought about Westley, who certainly hadn’t seen Jesus either, but who was now sitting proudly on the platform, swinging his knickeredbockered legs….. surrounded by the deacons and the old women on their knees praying (346). Westley is a bold and daring to actually fool adults into thinking that he loved Jesus. During this revival many people can say that Jesus is love and wrath too. Jesus shouldn’t be taken for granted, but he will grab hold of Westley sooner or later if he repents of his

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