Saved from His Wrath

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Saved from His Wrath

Post by Tryphosa on Tue Mar 08 2016, 21:36

Saved from His Wrath
By Matt Leasher

There are many born-again Christians that have narrowed the concept of “being saved” as solely meaning that they are only saved from the fires of hell through their faith in Jesus Christ’s atonement for their sins.

While this is indeed true and of the first and utmost importance of coming to Christ, there is more that we have been saved from when we have accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.

After we have received Christ into our hearts there should be a change from within and our old way of thinking should be conformed to the truth found in God’s Word (Romans 12:2). We should find ourselves then living our lives as our Heavenly Father intended us to live and serving His good purposes instead of our own (2 Corinthians 5:17).

For many of us, our old purposes in life were leading us on a path of self-destruction. So in essence, many of us are saved from ourselves in this life now, let alone the life that is to come.

As this current Age of Grace draws nearer to its conclusion and the period of God’s judgment known as the seven-year Tribulation begins to loom over the horizon, many Bible believing Christians have mixed notions about what this means for those that are saved.

Before delving any further into this issue, let us remember that we are saved by grace through faith and not by any works (Ephesians 2:8-9). Grace is a gift given to the Church by the Lord Jesus Christ and is what distinguishes it from the rest of the people on earth.

This could by why we don’t see the word “grace” or “church” in chapters 6 through 19 in the book of Revelation which details the time of God’s judgments upon the whole earth.

The subject among Christians of the timing of the Rapture continues to be an ongoing debate. Those that dismiss the Pre-Tribulation position often tend to overlook the very nature of our Heavenly Father and focus more on the technical aspects of the wording of the Scriptures with a legalistic mindset.

Don’t get me wrong, the wording of the Scriptures are very important and should be closely studied in context and content, however, for the born-again Christian, this must be done with the guidance and discernment of the Holy Spirit.

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