Thursday, December 13, 2012

New Covenant Blessings #3

Salvation is . . .
the greatest blessing that God can bestow;
deliverance from the greatest misery;
exaltation to the greatest happiness;
the greatest change in man's state and character which can possibly be effected;
the greatest display of the love, wisdom, grace, and power of God!

Salvation is the very blessing that you need. The blessing which you must receive--or be eternally undone! 

Salvation is a blessing for the PRESENT, for it is deliverance . . .
  from the guilt of sin--which makes you miserable;
  from the power of sin--which makes you unholy; and
  from the love of sin--which proves you to be God's enemy. 

Salvation is a blessing for the FUTURE: it secures to you safety and happiness in time--and glory, honor, immortality, and eternal life when time shall be no more!

Salvation is a blessing which comprehends every other blessing. 
If the man is saved--then all good things are his. 
If the man is lost--then nothing good is his. 
To be saved, is . . .
  for the soul to be restored to a right relationship to God; 
  to be put in possession of unsearchable wealth; 
  to be raised to the highest honor; and 
  to be entitled to eternal glory!
No word is as sweet as salvation--as no word is as dreadful as its opposite, damnation! Reader, there is no intermediate state between these two extremes.
(James Smith, "The Voice of Mercy in the House of Affliction!" 1855)


  1. That is stunning to think about the opposite of salvation. When I was teaching public school, the teens were studying world religions. Many asked me what does salvation mean. It was a vague unfamiliar word to them right here in the USA.

    1. It seems that one of the biggest missions fields is our own country, which is really sad. A few years ago a missionary couple (from Mexico) stayed with a family at Twin City Fellowship while they were getting their visas, etc. It seemed so strange to have missionaries from Mexico coming TO the US.


Your comments are such a blessing to me.

"Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. " Hebrews 10:23-25