Friday, October 16, 2009

Real Salvation Now

Christianity is more than a hope, however glorious. It is, even now, ‘Christ in you’! Full salvation belongs to the last day, but a real salvation belongs to the Christian here and now. If a believer cannot yet say that he is free from the presence of sin, he certainly should be able to say that he is free from the penalty of sin. And by God’s grace, it is his daily privilege to find Christ at work in him saving him from the downward pull of sin.”

—Richard Lucas, The Message of Colossians and Philemon

HT: Of First Importance


Ron Livesay said...

Amen. Eternal life is our PRESENT possession. We HAVE passed from death to life. We SHALL NEVER perish. Our salvation is glorious.

Jeff said...

Thanks for your comment, Ron!

A terrific thought from Dick Lucas. I have been privileged to hear him preach in the states, tho not often enough!