For me at one time, the concept of salvation was restricted to eternal destiny, aka the afterlife. The question “What must I do to be saved?” was often found in our conversations. Once I realized that the afterlife began in Jesus Christ after he rose to new life, salvation took on a whole new meaning. I have been saved from all that came before as well as delivered into a brand new kingdom. Rescued from darkness and delivered into the Light. Salvation doesn’t just start after I die, it is true even now … despite all appearances.
Random Shovelquote: Bible in view of Christ (view all shovelquotes)
If we were to hear those [Biblical] statements in view of the connected demands as to our new life in Christ, the idea of attempting to constantly review every possible principle in order to do the right thing would never fly. source