Spiritual Message

Christians Fall, But Are Saved Through Jesus Christ

Greetings my brothers and sisters in Christ.  May The Lord bless you and pour His grace upon you and your loved ones.

We remember a message that we once heard from one of our favorite preachers and thought it might be helpful to share it with you today in the hope that it will remind us of one of the most important facits of Christianity.  The message is not new and is well-known, ''We are saved from sin through Our Lord Jesus Christ, who gathered upon himself the sins of mankind.''

However, this particular message emphasized the point that Christians are failures from time to time and has been so throughout the ages. The Bible lists many who ''fell,'' or had ''fallen'' -- the biblical words for failure.  After all, we are merely mortal.

Considering the multitude of decisions we are called upon to make each and every day, we are bound to make mistakes, regardless of how hard we try to do the right thing.  We can seek guidance from The Lord through prayer, but ultimately we are responsible for our decisions and actions throughout life.

When we do fail, it is then that Jesus' sacrifice becomes truly important to us.  As a result of confessing our mistakes (sins), asking forgiveness and repenting, we are told through scripture that we shall be cleansed.  We merely need to accept Jesus Christ as our lord and savior.  As one of his people, we are saved!

However, once we have accepted Christ, life is no longer simple.  We are called to action . . . However, this is a story for another time.

May God bless you and your loved ones.

The following scripture passages, taken from the NRSV translation, show Christ to be our savior from sin:

Romans 5:8-9 says, ''But God proves His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more surely then, now that we have been justified by his blood, will we be saved through him from the wrath of God.''

Romans 10:9-10 relates, ''Because, if you confess with your lips that Jesus is lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.''

Matthew 1:21 notes that the angel speaking to Joseph regarding Mary, said: ''She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.''

Acts 5:31 says, ''God exalted him at His right hand as leader and savior that he might give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.''

Your humble servant in Christ.

--Richard J. Ferris



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