I believe that Jesus Christ is the only Son of God, and the only way by which our right relationship to God can be restored. He was born of the Virgin Mary in Bethlehem, in fulfillment of prophecy. Jesus Christ was crucified and rose from the dead in the flesh. His death for our sins and His resurrection pay the price for our sins. We have salvation and eternal life in heaven if we believe in Jesus Christ and trust in His grace.
We believe that God's creative graciousness is offered to us and to everyone for healing and reconciliation so that through the Word made flesh, Jesus Christ, "who was put to death for our transgressions and raised for our justification" (Rom. 4:25), we are all called to pass from the alienation and oppression of sin to freedom and fellowship with God in the Holy Spirit. It is not through our own initiative that we respond to this call, but only through an undeserved gift which is granted and made known in faith, and which comes to fruition in our love of God and neighbor, as we are led by the Spirit in faith to bear witness to the divine gift in all aspects of our lives. This faith gives us hope for ourselves and for all humanity and gives us confidence that salvation in Christ will always be proclaimed as the gospel, the good news for which the world is searching.6
Their salvation is works based, and they have no assurance that they will enter into Celestial Kingdom, though they may be assured they will be entered into Telestial Kingdom.
The method used to present our conclusions takes account of the "internally differentiated consensus" method employed by the Joint Declaration. "Lutheran and the Catholic explications of justification are in their difference open to one another and do not destroy the consensus regarding the basic truths" (JDDJ §40). As our dialogues approach the ecclesiological issues noted above, in the context of the Church as community of salvation, we will continue to seek agreement on matters that have been seen as church dividing. These agreements, of course, will be tested by the faith of our people and the appropriate leadership structures in our churches before they attain the level of reception and authority we now accord the Joint Declaration.
Salvation. Literature for Composition.
Yes, on “that day”, many will stand before God and hear Him say, “I know you not; depart from me.” (Matthew 7:23 KJV) The assumption is all professing Christians want salvation.
[tags: Salvation Langston Hughes Essays]
It should not surprise anyone to learn that the largest waterpark in the United States is located in the Wisconsin Dells and is called … Noah’s Ark.A few years ago a man named Robert Fulghum wrote an essay called “All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten.” It was so popular that it spawned a number of spin-offs.
[tags: Young Goodman Brown, Salvation, 2014]
During the 20th century, North America transitioned from being an almost exclusively Judeo-Christian region, into the world's most religiously diverse area. During the same century, the West became much less isolated from the rest of the world. These two factors, religious diversity and global integration, have forced American Christians to become aware of the beliefs and practices of other religions. They note that other religions teach various forms of salvation which can be achieved in different ways. For example: