Judging by the way Christianity operates today, we could think that everybody knows that he is saved, and everybody knows what salvation is.
There is a pernicious belief among Christians that all who belong in a church or profess to be “born again” are saved for sure. Many proclaim that “whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved”, meaning that by reciting or “affirming” words, people are automatically saved.
Few ponder about the reality of sin and death, and inquire, “saved from what?”
True Christianity, the one that emanates from the Bible, clearly explains from what we need to be saved. As usual, we always have to start from the beginning.
When Adam fell into sin, he left the human race in complete corruption. Now, we are born in sin, and the wrath of God abides in us. We are subjected to the bondage of sin and death.
“There is no righteous, no, not one. There is none that does good, no, not one. There is none that seeks after God…There is no fear of God before their eyes.” Romans 3
We are all dead in trespasses and sin. We are spiritually dead. We, by nature, are children of wrath.
In this hopeless condition, there is no man on earth who can cry out to God for mercy, because we are all dead. Dead people do not cry out.
The only hope is that God will bestow His Grace upon us, like He did upon Noah, who “found Grace before the Lord” and God saved him and his family from the wrath that He poured upon the ancient world with the flood.
That is what we have to be saved from. We have to be saved from the wrath of God that is to come upon this corrupted world.
That’s why we preach Christ. He is the only hope, because He only can save us from the wrath to come. But, no one can come to Christ unless the Father draws him.
We hope in the Grace of God, that He will reveal Christ, the Saviour, in us and that He will save us from the wrath of God which is to come.
“And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” John 3:19
“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” John 3:36