refers to eternal destiny and specifically what one ought to do so asto be saved (Duvall, 2009). In the Bible, Paul talks to thePhilippian jailer and he tells him what he should do to be saved(Acts 16:30-31). In a narrow and broader aspect, the concept ofsalvation addresses the meaning of salvation and Christ is thepillar. This essay looks into, what ought to be done so as to getsalvation who is the person who does save and finally how is itreceived?
Catholicsbelieves that salvation is a process involving faith, grace, baptism,and good works, participate in sacraments, keep commandments and dopenance. They also believe in purgatory salvation too, where a soulcan be saved by accepting Jesus Christ though in the earth neveracknowledged Christ
ForOrthodox Christians, salvation is associated with deification. Justas the Holy Trinity dwell in one another in love, so are humans andcan also dwell the same in that Trinitarian form of love.
ProtestantsBelieve that salvation is by faith alone and grace of Jesus Christ.It is from here that one is called a righteous person but not becauseof deeds.
ToAnglicans, believe that they are elect few who have already beenpredestined to be saved according to John Calvin doctrine which hasbeen adopted by Anglican as the broke off from Catholics. They alsotreasure sacrament and abeyance of commandments.
Inthe holy bible as far as salvation concept is concerned Christiansare being saved from the final judgment of their sins which shall bemade by God ‘’the wrath’’ by God’s mercy and love (1Thessalonians 5-9). In this case, sin has separated man from God andits consequences are death and eternal fire (Romans 6:23) &(Clifford & Anatolios, 2005). Man to overcome the effects of sinhe must stop sinning or doing any act which leads to sin. A Christianhopes in the mercy and grace of the Lord Jesus Christ to be savedthis has been the concept of Christianity and they cannot savethemselves.
Godsaved and had healed our sins through his son Jesus Christ. The sonof God according to Paul, an apostle, was nailed to the cross anddied so that Christian may have eternal life in Him (Clifford &Anatolios, 2005). The resurrection of Jesus Christ marked theachievement of salvation which is believed to be very gracious and ahumble blessing from God. Christians believe that for one to getsaved, he must be very humble, and he must have a lot of faith in Godthrough Jesus Christ for him or her to get salvation. It is onlythrough faith that one get saved.
Irrespectiveof the denomination, all Christians believe that they receivesalvation through faith in Jesus Christ and by hearing the gospel ofGod and believing it, through reading the Bible and listening tospiritual ministries. Also, it is required that Christian repenttheir sin and shun from doing evil and do what please God so that Hemay be pleased with them. has the power of deliverance fromthe eternal punishment of sin by the grace of God (Duvall, 2009).
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