When we discuss “the salvation of man,” we are practically talking about a paradigm that is analyzed from all angles and hotly debated from the preachers’ preaching, given that its implications for the life of each of us are truly colossal.
‘I am the door,’ said Jesus, ‘if anyone enters through me, he will be saved; he will go in and out, and he will find pasture. ” John 10: 9
Today, I propose to you a careful analysis, but a little different from the common norm of understanding, choosing an approach that will highlight some fundamental elements for the security of eternal life.
By carefully reading the Savior’s statement, we first understand that the only way to the Kingdom of God is the Creator himself, the Lord Jesus Christ, the only one who can offer the chance of salvation.
We also understand that only by standing by Him will we be able to feed our souls with the wisdom needed to walk the thorny path to the Kingdom of Heaven.
Why do I say that? Because we are all going through this world driven by a confused philosophy and constantly reversing its set of values, we have begun to adopt in our own mentality the alternative sources of salvation; a kind of ‘shortcuts’ that promise to take us to heavenly glory, but at the same time leave us some space for the ‘innocent pleasures’ of everyday life.
However, the Bible clearly states that the only Way to Heaven and the only Door to Eternity is the Lord Jesus Christ, who taught us before His departure from this world that only those who reach the Kingdom of Heaven will get there. they will do their utmost to sanctify themselves and put God’s will into practice in their lives.
Salvation is therefore not a visible diploma that you can ‘buy’ with a simple statement in front of people who subject you to emotional pressure and carefully chosen psychological context, but is the result of practicing the divine mentality; salvation is a difficult and fierce “ascent” on the narrow and thorny path of life, but which in the end will lead us to the eternal Kingdom and to a divine inheritance.
Pastor Florin Antonie