Salvation Langston Hughes Analysis

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Salvation
Salvation is “deliverance from the power and penalty of sin; redemption” (dictionary.com). Many Christians believe this to be true but the definition of salvation can be interpreted differently by others. The narrative story “Salvation” by Langston Hughes, talks about Hughes’ very own experience with Salvation. He was a little boy who believed he was ready to receive Jesus as his Savior, but little did he know he would leave church with doubts about God. The story also points out very discrete and different perspectives of what Salvation is. Salvation is viewed differently in the story in which three people feel as though it is pressured upon, a necessity to life and a daily revival.

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She was the one who invited Langston to church and pushed him to accept Jesus into his heart. She was very religious and believed that Jesus was a necessity to life. She told her nephew that, “When you were saved you saw a light, and something happened to you inside! And Jesus came into your life!” (345). This shows how much she loves Jesus and wants her nephew to know him as well. Another statement she made was, “Langston, why don’t you come? Why don’t you come and be saved? Oh, Lamb of God! Why don’t you come?” (346). This is an example of her really insisting and urging for Langston to go for it because she felt he was ready. With her shouting and begging him only comes to show that she believes that a life full of Christ is …show more content…
In my opinion, Salvation is not necessarily about having a daily revival. Honestly, it is what you do afterwards that matters a lot. Yes, when someone gets saved, it is always a great moment full of applause and cheering but it should not be a thing to where people feel pressured. I think that the Aunt may have gone a little overboard with begging her nephew to receive Jesus. Another thing I feel that is different is what you experience during that time. According to the story, Hughes’ aunt pretty much implied that when you get saved, you see some sort of light and you can see Jesus. That is not exactly true for everyone, everybody has different encounters whenever they receive

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