So, what about believing? Don't we have to believe to be saved?
Either Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world (the entire world) or the biggest failure in history. What is He to you?
If the finished work of Jesus Christ is not automatic for all men and women, then Adam's work is greater than the finished work of Christ. Adam affected all of humanity with his actions with nobody having a choice of accepting or declining. Likewise, Christ has affected all of humanity without anyone having a choice to accept or decline. I am not saying believing is not important. Believing releases the truth in the mind as it awakens to the awareness of the tree of life that already dwells inside us. Fortunately Scripture backs up the idea that the finished work of Christ is finished and it is for ALL! :-) See Romans 5:12-21, Romans 8:19-21, Romans 11:25-36, and Romans 14:11.
Notice Paul's use of the past tense, resulted to ALL. :-)
The conclusion is clear: it took just one offense to condemn mankind; one act of righteousness declares the same mankind innocent. The disobedience of the one man exhibits humanity as sinners, the obedience of another man exhibits humanity as righteous.
Here is a link to 112 verses that speak towards the salvation of ALL.
112 REASONS TO BELIEVE IN GOD'S SOVEREIGNTY
AND THE SALVATION OF ALL
John 4:42, the Samaritans said to the Samaritan woman, "It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves and know that this One is indeed the Savior of the world."
John 12:32, Jesus said, "And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw ALL men to Myself."
John 12:47, Jesus continued, "If anyone hears My sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world,"
The point here is God is already in us, we don't have to DO anything for Him to be in us. He already is ALL and in ALL. The awakening to the reality of what already is begins the transformation process. All revealed by God.
When was your salvation completed? It is either finished by Jesus or finished by you. Are you taking credit for your salvation or are you saying that Jesus
finished it 2000 years ago? You are saved (on the cross) whether you believe it or not. Believing it makes it real to you and you then begin to experience the reality that already existed. see the difference? I am not saying believing is not important. It is very important. If you win the lottery and don't believe it, you still won you just don't get to enjoy the benefits of winning. Does not take away the fact that you already won. You are a winner in Christ and He will reveal this reality to ALL. Amen! :-)
Ephesians 4:6, "There is only one God. He remains the ultimate Father of the universe. We are because He is. He is present in all; He is above all, through all, and in all. In Him we live and move and have our being. We are indeed His offspring. :-)
Romans 14:11, "The prophet recorded what he heard God say, :My own life is the guarantee of my conviction, says the Lord, every knee shall freely bow to Me in worship, and every tongue shal spontaneously speak from the same God-inspired source."
We had no contribution to our salvation! God's
master-plan unfolded in the mystery of the gospel declaring our joint inclusion in Christ's death and resurrection; God found us in Christ before He lost us in Adam! :-) ♥ ♥ ♥ Amazing love!
BELIEF is required, but thinking that your belief is what saves you is nothing but SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS, which is the CORE of man-made religion (that SELF plays a role in any of it). When the finished work is UNVEILED to an individual.... belief is the RESULT of it. RECEIVING IS NO DIFFERENT!! See the difference? When it comes to faith, there is only "THE" Faith. We do not have our own faith. It is a gift given by The Father... when Father gives revelation to an individual, it's "THE" Faith, is what has been given to that individual.
And belief is a by-product (a result of) The Faith.
1 Timothy 2:4-6 ♥ ♥ ♥
adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will," :-)
All were saved on the cross 2000 years ago and all will believe this reality in the end. Love wins! :-)
Thank you, Jesus! :-) <3
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