|(Fri, 06 Dec 2013 04:37:34 +0000)|
Selamat pagi sahabatku
Salvation is a big and comprehensive word. It embraces the totality of God’s saving work, from beginning to end.
In fact salvation has three tenses, past, present and future. I am myself always grateful to the good man who led me to Christ over forty years ago that he taught me, raw and brash young convert that I was, to keep saying:
# I have been saved (in the past) from the penalty of sin by a crucified Saviour.
# I am being saved (in the present) from the power of sin by a living Saviour.
# And I shall be saved (in the future) from the very presence of sin by a coming Saviour’…
If therefore you were to ask me, ‘Are you saved?’ there is only one correct biblical answer which I could give you: ‘YES and NO.’
YES, in the sense that by ...