Virtue of The Month Forgiveness Offers freedom to Conquer Life's Challenges!!
Salvation: deliverance from the power, practice and penalty of sin; redemption. The bible teaches that God created man in His likeness and image from the dust of the ground and when He breathed in Him he became a living soul. However man in his disobedience ruined his relationship with his creator and found himself disconnected from the source of his perfect and upright state of being and consciousness. But God loved man so that he was willing to forgive him of his sinfulness (living beneath his potential and intended purpose) and redeem him through faith in His Son Jesus Christ. 1 Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins. … 4 But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, 5 that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!) … 8 God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. (Eph 2:1, 4-5, 8 NLT)
16 For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes–the Jew first and also the Gentile. 17 This Good News tells us how God makes us right in his sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.” (Rom 1:16-17 NLT)