Point of Salvation 19

Posted: April 3, 2014 in Point of Salvation
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Continuing from last week, if the actual point of salvation is receiving the Holy Spirit, why did Jesus come to earth,
die on the cross and rise from the grave?

We have read two reasons.  Here are four more reasons.

Thirdly, Jesus was an example of how to live our lives.  To treat others better than ourselves.  To give to
others.  To care for others.  To pray for others.  Also, to pray to God and to praise God.

Fourth,  the resurrection of Jesus showed us that God has power over life and death.  As believers we
should not fear death.  Our soul and spirit live forever.  Death is not the end but only the beginning.

Fifth, Jesus came to separate himself and his Father from all false Gods- to be sure you believe in the real
God.  In the history of the world, no other person who has claimed to be God walked on water.  No other person
who claimed to be God fed thousands of people from one basket of bread.  No other person who claimed to be God
miraculously healed thousands of people.  No other person who claimed to be God rose from the grave.  Jesus was
the real deal.  He truly was above all other people and prophets.  He was without equal in human form.  He was
God the Son, part of the trinity with God the Father and the Holy Spirit.

Last but not least, the Holy Spirit wasn’t to be given until after Jesus had been glorified.

John 7:39  By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive.  Up to that time 
the Spirit had not yet been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.

Next week we will tackle the following question.  If the actual point of salvation is receiving the Holy Spirit and the
Holy Spirit wasn’t given until after the resurrection of Jesus, how were believers saved before the time of Jesus?

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

 

 

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