OneTrueSalvation were we teach you what True Salvation or Being a
real christian is in Christ Jesus Who is our Lord and our personal
is a Christian or true salvation?
Just what is a real Christian?
As with salvation, are you
certain that you know the answer? Would you say he is one who
Church”? Is a Christian one who “professes
Jesus” or “knows Christ”?
Have you perhaps thought a Christian is anyone who has been
Is there a single
verse to which we can turn that gives
definition of a Christian and eliminates all confusion? There is!
Paul wrote, “For as many as are led
by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God” (Rom. 8:14).
A Christian is one who has the Holy Spirit leading him. But is having
God’s Spirit absolutely essential
to being a Christian? Earlier, Paul had said, “But you are
not in the
flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you.
Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His!”
God's act of taking away our sins and making us right with Him
confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to
cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9
world an offender is punished for their offenses but when man
sinned,God so loved us to give us His only Son Jesus through Him we are
forgiven and saved. (John 3:16)
God has the
power to forgive us, He has demonstrated that on the cross,
where Jesus was crucified in our stead and made a sin offering for us. Anytime we ask
God to forgive us, the blood shed on the cross covers
our sins and we are cleansed.
saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh
unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6) We have a
part in receiving forgiveness from God. Doing all the good in
the world does not grant us that forgiveness we need from God.
God has a requirement of us in order to grant us acceptance and
if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt
believe in thine heart that God raised him from the dead, thou shalt be
For with the heart man believe th unto righteousness; and with the
confession is made unto salvation....
was not, a development of what is now present.
the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." (Genesis 1:1)
went on to create everything on earth. Lights, Trees, Mountains,
Animals of all kinds
We understand that everything was created by God and was
good. He took
His time to speak them into being and afterwards.......
said "Let us make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, and let
them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the
air, the beasts, and over all of the earth, and over everything that
creeps upon the earth." (Genesis 1:26)
After God had decided what
our purpose would be and the authority we
would have He went ahead to create us.
the rest of creation God formed us from the dust and breathed Life into
us and we became human beings."(Genesis 1:27)
ALL ABOUT BEING SAVED IN CHRIST JESUS, HE HAS GIVE YOU MUCH TRY TO GIVE
HIM BACK BY KNOWING HIM DEEP
whom God was pleased to
make known what is the
riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ
in you, the hope of glory" (Col. 1:27).
Three times in rapid
succession, Paul uses the word "mystery." First, the church, the
mystery hid from the ages (v. 25); secondly, this mystery, Christ in
you, the hope of glory (v. 27); and finally, the mystery of God, even
The word "mystery" has a
uniform sense in the New
Testament, and that sense has been most lucidly expressed by Dr.
Handley Moule: "A mystery is a truth undiscoverable, except by
revelation. Never necessarily, as our popular use of the word may
suggest, a thing unintelligible or perplexing in itself. In Scripture a
mystery may be a fact which, when revealed, we cannot understand in
detail, though we can know it and act upon it."
definition of the word in the New Testament be accepted, the apostle
speaks of the church as hidden in past ages, and never discovered until
He then passes behind the
mystery of the church and comes to the words of my text, "Christ
in you, the hope of glory."
The church consists of souls in whom Christ has had a personal advent,
and in whom He lives. This is another mystery, never to be explained by
the unspiritual, never to be perfectly explained by the spiritual. The
mystery of individual souls in whom Christ dwells lies at the back of
the mystery of the church.
Then, presently, he passes on,
following his argument, until he comes to the yet deeper mystery, the
mystery of God, which is Christ. In order to see the connection, let us
take these in proper order. The first great mystery of God is Christ
Himself. The central mystery of Christianity is that of Christ formed
in individual souls. The final mystery is that of the church of God
fulfilling high and holy functions throughout all ages. Out of the
great sweep of Paul?s argument, let us consider the central mystery of
the Christian faith, "Christ in you, the hope of glory."
The first and second advents of
our Lord initiate and perfect this
mystery of the realization of Christ in the individual life of the
trusting soul. In His first advent He came to atone, to make possible
his entrance. At His second advent, He will come to perfect His
possession of individual life. Our rejoicing in His first advent and
our gladness in the hope of the second advent are alike due to the
mystery of His personal coming into our own lives. Let us consider that
central advent first as to the fact suggested, then as to the
experience resulting. First, "Christ in you"; and
secondly, "the hope of glory."
"Christ in you."
No one can have a final demonstration of truth concerning the nature of
Christ or His work unless he can say, I know Christ because He is in
me. As the apostle says, this is mystical and cannot be explained to
the scientific age in which we live. But it is a fact known in the
lives of countless multitudes.
Christ in me -? and I need
apologize for testimony at this point, for speaking rather as a witness
than as an advocate: Christ in me is the most certain thing in all my
personal experience. He is present in my inner life. I do not have to
ascend to heaven to find Him, nor descent into the depths to bring Him
up. Neither have I to go on long pilgrimages to reach Him. Amid the
hurry and rush of the day, the Christ is within, and His presence is as
real as to me as the advent long ago in the Judean country far away.
The historic is proved by the experiential.
The use of our
Lord?s title suggests not merely the presence of the Person, but also
the work of Christ in you. He was at once Prophet, Priest, and King. He
is the one Prophet and Teacher by whom the whole life is to be
governed?whose teaching is the only teaching which the soul trusts.
"Christ in you"
also as Priest, the one perfect Savior, operating in the inner shrine
of the individual life on the altar; so that through the
intermediation, not of Christ far off, but in me, I have personal and
immediate access to the presence of God. Then, further, "Christ
also as King, ruling all the life, not by the law of carnal ordinances
written on stone, but by the perpetual inspiration of His indwelling
"Christ in you."
That is the great miracle, the
great mystery, the fact on which all the other facts of Christianity
are based, and through which the other forces of Christianity become
hope of glory
let us turn to the experience resulting, "the hope of glory."
here refers to the great consummation in which God?s purposes are to be
perfectly fulfilled; in which the church, with one voice, will say,
"Thou, O Christ, are all I want"; and in which the whole creation will
find its groaning cease and join the chorus of praise to Him who sits
upon the throne. God?s glory consists in the realization of the purpose
of His love in all that His hands have made.
Christ in you is
the hope of this glory. What is hope? I wish we bore in mind the real
significance of the good old Anglo-Saxon word "hope." It does not mean
foundationless expectation, but rather confidence in something yet to
be, with an accompanying endeavor to reach it.
Christ in you is
the one unanswerable evidence of the ultimate victory. Thank God for
the company in whose lives Christ is singing the anthem of His coming
victory. We are in the midst of the smoke and din of battle. There are
days when we sit and fold our hands and say, "Where is the promise of
His coming?" No Christian man has ever wailed that out but that
presently there came singing back through his soul the answer of the
But "Christ in you,
the hope of glory" means a
great deal more than that he sings an anthem of the future. He who
gives us a vision of the ultimate is also present to deal with all the
forces which oppose. The hope of glory means that at last the wrongs
will be righted, the tyrannies broken, and humanity delivered -? but
Christ in me means power in me to help bring it to pass. I am renegade
if I sit still and listen to His singing and do not cooperate in His
So if the great untold mystery
of God in Christ has
become the personal mystery of Christ in me, then what? Then I see with
His eyes all the evil loose in the world -? but that is not the
ultimate thing. What is the ultimate thing? It is that He who came to
destroy the works of the devil will destroy them in me.
His victory is assured. The
song of it is in our hearts. God help us to answer the call of the song
and hasten the triumph.