South Korea

What is Salvation:

What is Salvation The word itself has the idea of moving from a position of hopeless danger to a position of safety.  The Bible tells us in Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God.”  This verse reveals to us the dangerous position of all the people of earth and that is a position of sin.  As a result of this position of sin we find ourselves unable to please God.  Romans 6:23a says “for the wages of sin is death…”  What does all this mean to mankind?    It means that there is a penalty that must be paid for our sin.  It means that man is destined to spend eternity separated from God in a place called hell.  This is a very dangerous position to find yourself. 

There is hope!  Let’s go back to the word salvation.  Not only does the word imply a position of danger but it also implies that whoever is in danger is brought from that position of hopeless danger to a position of secured safety.  We read in Romans 5:8 “but God commendeth His love toward us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us”.  The hope is found in the person who provides rescue to the one in danger.  When Christ died on the cross he paid the penalty of sin for all mankind.  Christ is the person providing the rescue.  John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life”.  Let’s go back to Romans 6:23 where we are told “the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”    

 When a person is in a hopeless position of danger and a rescuer comes, the person in need of rescue must surrender his body into the strength of the one rescuing.  When Christ died on the cross He became the rescuer by paying the penalty for sin, and when He rose from the dead He secured salvation forever.  Are you willing to place yourself by faith into the capable hands of Christ and allow Him to move you from a position of hopeless danger to a position of secured safety?  How is this done?  First you must admit that you are a sinner and unable to please God.  (Rom. 3:23)  Second you must confess your sin and ask Christ for forgiveness.  Romans 10:9-10 says “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”  We are told by Christ in Luke 24:46-47 “Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.”   Christ gave Himself as a rescuer to provide help to mankind who finds himself hopelessly lost in sin.  Are you willing to allow Christ to rescue you today and then honor his rescue by living your life for His glory?  The challenge is for you to pray and accept the salvation of Christ today and allow Him to bring you from a position of hopeless danger to a position of secured safety. 

Trusting Christ,

Pastor Daniel L. Kowach

Baptist World Mission

South Korea 





Contact Information:

Email:
     dkowach@baptistworldmission.org

Cell Phone:
     Dan - 920-650-0302
     Dee - 920-650-1183

Sending Church:
     Calvary Baptsit Church
     971 West Milwaukee St.
     Jefferson, WI 53549
     Phone: 920-674-5291

Mission Board:
     Baptist World Mission
     PO Box 2149, Decatur
     AL 35602
     Phone: 256-353-2221

Forwarding Address:
     c/o Marilyn Schuhmacher
     37016 Valley Rd.
     Oconomowoc, WI 53066