Tuesday, April 9, 2013

What does it mean to be saved?

On March 3rd 2013 in Dr. Corsini spoke about Salvation.  This blog will be on the subject on what does it mean to be saved?  Attached is a link http://carm.org/what-is-salvation on this subject matter.  

Salvation in Christianity, is the saving of the soul from sin and its consequences.  It also can be called "deliverance" or "redemption" from sin and its effects.  Redemption: it is the blood that Christ shed was the price for humans so they can be redeem. ( Eph. 1:7-10)  Salvation is made possible by the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, which in the context of Salvation is referred to as the "atonement."   There is Substitutionary Atonement which means that God came to earth to make an atonement substitution for us.  Because of this atonement that God made for us, whoever believes in Jesus can be reconciled back into Gods family. The story of reconciliation can be found in 2 Corinthians 5:18-21;   18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin[a] for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.    Because of salvation God who is rightfully to be angry at us because of the sinful people we are, God wonderfully turns away His wrath, that can also be called propitiation.  Also because of the ultimate sacrifice made on the cross, whoever believes in Jesus will have justification in the eyes of our God.  Justification is to be declared righteous in the eyes of God.  
How can this subject be used in a counseling session?  It all depends on where a Christian counselor works, some counseling office, certainly secular ones will not allow the talk of salvation at all.  If a client wants to know how to be saved and hear the wonderful story of salvation it will have to be done in a Christian counseling office.  Or that particular counselor can open their own office and be more than free to speak on Jesus Christ and how a client can receive salvation.  
How does this subject effect me personally?  Well I accepted Christ at the age of nine and it was the best decision I ever made.  I am so happy God accepted me back into His family, I am also glad that He loves me in spite of myself.  God is so wonderful and I see it every time I hear or read about the salvation story.  It hasn't be always been the easiest journey but it is worth it, knowing that God is walking with me the whole way through.  It will also be worth it because one day Jesus Christ will return and whoever has accepted Him as lord and savior will get to go with Him and be with Him for eternity. Amen!!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your post! I am personally so glad that Dr. Corsisni explained salvation of the soul with the example of the can of pork and beans. I always believed that one could not lose their salvation but the example put everything into perspective for me. I'm so glad that God chose to redeem me and put me in His cabinet. :)


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