K.S. Rajan (6 Sep 2011)
"Salvation"


 
 
Why does the human race so violently reject the salvation of Jesus Christ, when it is given by God absolutely free?
 
The unsaved do not listen to or understand the Gospel of Christ because “The natural man receiveth not the things of the spirit of God for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (I Corinthians 2:14). Christians must get the unsaved curious or interested in God through the example of an obedient life to Christ. The joy that comes from knowing Christ as Saviour is something that the unsaved world has never experienced. The display of true joy and peace causes others to want Christ also. So if we are truly born again, then we will be a new creature in Christ. We will be different (I Corinthians 5:17).
 
Though God does not want us to be mute about our salvation, often our actions speak louder than our words. We must do everything we can to have a good testimony. We must live for the Lord, and pray that He will give us opportunities to witness to others verbally, that we might see souls saved.
 
God never promised that there would not be testing and trials. He promised that He would go through them with us (Isaiah 43:2). He said in I John 3:13, “Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you”. The world hated Christ. I Timothy 3:12 says, “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution”. The key to victory is: “Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2). We must trust in Christ for our strength and power to go through this world and be a positive testimony for Christ (Psalms 121:2).
 
In the very next to last verse of the bible, Jesus Christ said, “Surely I am coming quickly.” We must be about our Father God’s business now.