HOW OUR LORD SAVES US
We all know we are not in good standing with our creator.
We know that we are lost and heading to darkness and damnation.
We can't help but feel that there is something wrong and that there must be something we can do but we never can figure it out. Most of the time, we just put it out of our minds and occupy ourselves with busy activities to distract us.
Sometimes, we medicate ourselves to numb that nagging feeling that constantly gnaws at our hearts.
That feeling will never go away as long as we live. It is our human condition of being separate from God and trying to make do in a world system that does not seem made for us.
The sensitivities of our hearts to the cruelties and absurdities of our world are a hint that there is a mismatch between our world system and our hearts.
The good news is that the God who made us has paid the price to redeem us from this fallen world and into the kingdom of light.
This good news is designed to work in a straightforward way: We hear the good news that we have a redeemer who paid the costly price for us to cover our condemnation.
We, by hearing this news, then believe the words and because these words are the very power of God unto salvation, find ourselves transformed into children of God. Things that we have never felt before, like true peace, suddenly fill our hearts and we become new creations in Jesus.
This is the only way we can be saved. Believing in the Lord Jesus Christ who died for us and paid for us to move from condemnation to righteousness.