Reflection On Salvation

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Simply put, salvation is God applying the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ to and individual. Jesus is both our propitiation for our sins and as our righteousness. Paul in first letter to the Corinthians, defends his apostleship and stresses adhesion to the Gospel. He summaries the Gospel in the fifteenth chapter: “Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel… that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep… Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me” (1 Corinthians 15:1-8 ESV). This short but profound text summarizes the simplicity, complexity, and depth of our salvation. Salvation is the death of Christ, the life of Christ, and the reality of Christ.
First, that Christ died according to the Scriptures, is a line that we as evangelical Christians in American are tempted to brush past, but is pack
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If Jesus had remained dead, then our faith is in vain, because Jesus’s resurrection from the dead brings new life to all who belong to Him. Salvation is not only a turning away from evil, but loving Who is good and beautiful. Since all men died in Adam, meaning their innocent nature died and birthed a new sin nature, then all men must die and be reborn in Jesus: “But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ”(1 Corinthians

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