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Salvation and the Fullness of Salvation: the Difference?

In most Christian circles the term Salvation is the most widely used term you will hear. It has to do with the very roots of the Bible. It is a term that would have never been coined in reference to eternal life had it not been for the fall of Adam and Eve into sin. When humanity was first created they were created beautifully perfect and complete in terms of a relationship to God and the creation around them. They were crowned with beauty and honor—the glory of all of God’s creation. Dominion was given to them over all things, Gen. 1:26-30. Because of disobedience to a simple command of God they fell into a pit—a pit they needed pulled out of. This God did by symbolically taking the skin of an innocent animal and clothing them with it. These new threads are symbolic of what God does for every man, woman, and child that comes to Him to be “saved” and forgiven of sin—He clothes us with His righteous robe, Is. 61:10; Gen. 3:21; 2 Cor. 5:17, 21; Is. 45:24; 1 Cor. 1:30. It is a beauti

Gospel Shoes

When putting on the "Whole Armor" of God we often overlook the importance of having our feet "shod with the gospel of peace." A very close friend of mine took the time to tell many others about just how important those shoes really are. I hope you enjoy and take to heart what he had to say: You are a soldier of the Lord ... and as such you are to stand on the Word ... and stand on the Rock— both of which are Jesus Christ. And as a soldier, do you stand unshod? Is there nothing on your feet to secure you to that Rock? Ephesians tells us there is: So, you see there are shoes on your feet. The shoes of the gospel of peace. "Having your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace." — Ephesians 6:15 Everything depends on those shoes. In fact, if there is a single piece of armor that is more important, it is not the sword, or the shield or the helmet. It is the shoes. For it is on those shoes that everything rests; it is in the gospe

The Time To Seek The Lord Is Now!

Too long have Americans brushed the truths and principles of Scripture aside. Most have treated the Lord in the same way they treat a life insurance policy--He is only thought about when necessary. The Late Keith Green was known to be hard-lined when it came to the lyrics of his music aimed at his generation. In one of his songs he wrote the line "If you cannot come to me everyday then don't bother coming at all." * Harsh? Yes, to some. But to others the line induced them to take a closer look at their personal relationship to God. If the Lord were to speak to us all today His message would be the same as was brought to Israel of old around 2700 years ago. He would say" To whom then will you liken God? Or what likeness will you compare to Him? The workman molds an image, The goldsmith overspreads it with gold, And the silversmith casts silver chains. Whoever is too impoverished for such a contribution Chooses a tree that will not rot; He seeks for himself a s