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What is being saved?
« on: March 06, 2014, 07:10:26 AM »
Can a believer in Jesus Christ the Savoir of the world, smoke and drink, have bad thoughts, get angry at times, make oaths he/she can't keep to get better, confess each day to the weaknesses, trying each day to stop whatever, be considered, as is said in the world christendom, be in a/the state of being saved?
Mic 7:8  Thou dost not rejoice over me, O mine enemy, When I have fallen, I have risen, When I sit in darkness Jehovah is a light to me.

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Re: What is being saved?
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2014, 07:23:04 AM »
Can a believer in Jesus Christ the Savoir of the world, smoke and drink, have bad thoughts, get angry at times, make oaths he/she can't keep to get better, confess each day to the weaknesses, trying each day to stop whatever, be considered, as is said in the world christendom, be in a/the state of being saved?

I think being saved is a process, much unlike I used to see it before. I used to think it meant, say a "sinners prayer" then you are instantly saved. Since I no longer believe in hell, that just makes no sense to me anymore. Now, I see it as a process of daily dying to self.

I think each person has what Paul called "his own salvation." Therefore, I don't make a blanket statement about that. However, since the word saved comes from "sozo" which means to make whole, in the sense of healing, I would say it would be hard to say someone is healed of something they constantly struggle with.

I am not saved/healed from certain mentalities and habits myself yet, but I am alot better than I used to be, and I think that's the point of salvation. I keep looking forward and not backward, and I keep, Lord willing, doing as you say "confess each day to the weaknesses." That's good for humility.

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Re: What is being saved?
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2014, 07:26:11 AM »
Honestly, if you swap the word "saved" for "healed" it makes the Bible alot easier to understand. Even though "saved" is a proper translation, the sense of it is "salvaging" or "healing."

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Re: What is being saved?
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2014, 07:37:06 AM »
Honestly, if you swap the word "saved" for "healed" it makes the Bible alot easier to understand. Even though "saved" is a proper translation, the sense of it is "salvaging" or "healing."

Throw the word "body" in there too.
Mic 7:8  Thou dost not rejoice over me, O mine enemy, When I have fallen, I have risen, When I sit in darkness Jehovah is a light to me.

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Re: What is being saved?
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2014, 07:48:57 AM »
The Lord made each and every one of us, something He has been doing since Gen. 2:7 and I do not believe there is a computer that is or will be invented that can/will calculate all the evils or good works that man/adam can and will commit.
That's why I like the CLV of John 3:16 For thus God loves the world, so that He gives His only-begotten Son, that everyone who is believing in Him should not be perishing, but may be having life eonian."
So much more of a resting that His love is a NOW thing rather than a past tense.
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Re: What is being saved?
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2014, 08:01:25 AM »
Can a believer in Jesus Christ the Savoir of the world, smoke and drink, have bad thoughts, get angry at times, make oaths he/she can't keep to get better, confess each day to the weaknesses, trying each day to stop whatever, be considered, as is said in the world christendom, be in a/the state of being saved?
Yes.
1 Timothy 2:3-4  ...God our Savior;  Who will have all men to be saved...
John 12:47  And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
Romans 4:5 But to the one who does not work, but believes in the one who declares the ungodly righteous ...

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Re: What is being saved?
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2014, 08:15:59 AM »
Yeah!  :dsunny:
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Re: What is being saved?
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2014, 08:22:07 AM »
What is being saved?

Only the entire created cosmos!  :dsunny:
Socrates taught Plato.  Plato taught Aristotle.  Aristotle tutored the son of Philip of Macedon.  This boy grew up to become Alexander the Great, largely by slaughtering a lot of people.  That's philosophy.

Jesus spoke the Truth.  He blessed the poor.  He healed the sick.  He even raised the dead.  He died on a cross for us, lived again, and came back long enough to tell us to love one another.  That's religion.

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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2014, 09:06:53 AM »
What is being saved?

Only the entire created cosmos!  :dsunny:

Yeah! :dsunny: Ain't that Good News!
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Re: What is being saved?
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2014, 02:43:44 PM »
Where is the kingdom?

The kingdom is now.  Salvation is now.

Who gets saved?  Those looking for salvation.

Have you been saved?  Yes.  Salvation is a free gift given by Him who did the work to achieve it.

I agree with Seth.   Daily confess your sin (missing).  It means you are paying attention to your need of the savior.  It puts Jesus Christ in his proper place.

What is Jesus Christ's proper place?  In us and far above all principality and power and might and dominion and any name that can be named.  I love that  the number 5...............grace right?


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Re: What is being saved?
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2014, 07:21:13 PM »
Yup the kingdom is now, and those looking for healing (salvation) are the ones getting it. This is revealed through the types and shadows of the Pharisees who did not touch Christ's cloak, and those who desperately ran to him even if to touch the hem of his garment.

He did not come to heal those who are already well (or think themselves so) but to heal the sick.

Matthew 1:21
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS (Jehovah Salvation): for he shall save his people from their sins.


Are unhealed people healed? I can't talk about salvation without talking about sin because of scriptures like that. How is anyone saved from the jaws of death if they walk in death? Thus enters grace-based salvation:

Titus 2
11For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. 12It teaches (paiduo - chastens) us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age


The above scripture is the ultimate definition of being saved from sin by grace.

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« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2014, 07:37:03 PM »
Yup the kingdom is now, and those looking for healing (salvation) are the ones getting it. This is revealed through the types and shadows of the Pharisees who did not touch Christ's cloak, and those who desperately ran to him even if to touch the hem of his garment.

He did not come to heal those who are already well (or think themselves so) but to heal the sick.

Matthew 1:21
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS (Jehovah Salvation): for he shall save his people from their sins.


Are unhealed people healed? I can't talk about salvation without talking about sin because of scriptures like that. How is anyone saved from the jaws of death if they walk in death? Thus enters grace-based salvation:

Titus 2
11For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. 12It teaches (paiduo - chastens) us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age


The above scripture is the ultimate definition of being saved from sin by grace.
Where is the kingdom?

The kingdom is now.  Salvation is now.

Who gets saved?  Those looking for salvation.

Have you been saved?  Yes.  Salvation is a free gift given by Him who did the work to achieve it.

I agree with Seth.   Daily confess your sin (missing).  It means you are paying attention to your need of the savior.  It puts Jesus Christ in his proper place.

What is Jesus Christ's proper place?  In us and far above all principality and power and might and dominion and any name that can be named.  I love that  the number 5...............grace right?

thanks seth and ed... much for me to pray about, ponder, and praise God for so great a salvation.

re:  5 .... grace right?

Actually you gave two groups of 5 and made me think of "grace upon grace" so I did some searching and found an interesting article "God has given us His grace upon grace" at

http://www.examiner.com/article/god-has-given-us-his-grace-upon-grace

First group:
1. the kingdom is now.  SALVATION IS NOW
2. Who gets saved?  Those looking for salvation.
(Seth/ed/ 3.  daily confess your sin
4. pay attention to your need of the Savior
5. put Jesus Christ in His proper place

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Re: What is being saved?
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2014, 10:08:09 PM »

First group:
1. the kingdom is now.  SALVATION IS NOW
2. Who gets saved?  Those looking for salvation.
(Seth/ed/ 3.  daily confess your sin
4. pay attention to your need of the Savior
5. put Jesus Christ in His proper place

Cool anna.

Ephesians 1:20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:

Group number two
Far above all
1 principality
2 power
3 might
4 dominion
5 every named that is named

 :banana:

Might authority of grace we have.

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