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Joined: 2002/12/11
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"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11


we are saved from God

excellent answer.

SI Moderator - Greg Gordon

 2007/12/13 13:26Profile

Joined: 2003/7/31
Posts: 2779
Phoenix, Arizona USA

 Re: Saved from what?

I was thinking of Ravenhills' question. What are you saved from? I really thought about that. I've come to the conclusion that it's not what were saved from, it's who were saved for.

It's not one or the other, it's both.

When he asked that question Mr. Ravenhill was really trying to combat the notion that salvation is just getting your ticket punched for heaven. Scripture is clear that Jesus came to save us from our sins, not in our sins.

But you are right in that there is another aspect of salvation. I believe that is demonstrated in the book of Exodus where Moses wrote...

And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered my covenant. Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments: And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for an heritage: I am the LORD.
(Exo 6:5-8)

God delivered the people both [i]from[/i] bondage and [i]unto[/i] a place of promise. God desired that His people would not only come out of Egypt but also enter into his rest. This was a rest where people lay every burden on God and therefore cease to worry and fret despite serious battles in their path. It is a rest where God’s will is gladly accepted and self matters no longer. It was a land where wandering around hungry and thirsty would be a thing of the past. But sadly the Bible tells us that they “could not enter into My rest.” If we love Jesus it should be our desire to enter His rest.

In Christ,


Ron Halverson

 2007/12/13 14:01Profile

Joined: 2006/8/1
Posts: 370
West Monroe, LA


quote: It's not one or the other, it's both.

I agree that it is both... and yet after a few :-) years of being a Christian I can tell you several pages of things that God has saved me from and I suspect that many more of us could... in fact as I look at my precious family and loved ones and friends and at life itself, I shudder to think of the things that God has saved me from...
As Ravenhill says regarding this whole world "it is a system of corrrruption from the word go..." Thank God for all the corruption that could have been and would have been EXCEPT...Except for the wonderful mercy and grace of God...


Clint Thornton

 2007/12/14 12:41Profile

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