Manifold Salavation


The LORD protects the unwary; when I was brought low, He saved me.

~Psalm 116:6


And though this world, with devils filled, should threaten to undo us, we will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph through us.

~Martin Luther

I’ve being trying to share the truth of the gospel with a man who believes he is saved because God has been good to him. He told me last week that God had definitely saved him at least three times. I knew immediately that he was not talking about REGENERATION or being born again. He was talking about getting into some straights, binds, situations that he barely escaped and he gave the credit to God. I don’t mind God getting the credit but God is good to all people and he is being good to them to lead them to repentance. We cannot get to heaven by avoiding Jesus and denying our sin. We cannot get to heaven by attending bible study or watching TBN. Unless we repent of our sin, we perish, and that is not my words. Jesus said in Luke 13:3, “I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.”

With our need for repentance understood, we do have a manifold salvation in the sense that God saves us from a lot of things. We think of hell and our sins first but God does intervene in our lives and save us from dyer situations. Frederick Nolan was fleeing for his life at the hands of Muslim persecutors in North Africa. They were getting closer and closer and Fredrick was running out of energy. Finally he reached such a state of exhaustion that he could go no further. He saw a near by cave and he decided to lay in the cave and wait for his enemies to carry out the execution. He entered the shallow cave and lay in the shadows. As he looked back toward the opening and the light, he saw a spider spinning a web across the opening. The spider never took a break but worked endlessly until the web was complete. The persecutors came to the mouth of the cave and saw the web; they assumed it had been there for some time and the did not look any further. Frederick was saved by a spider’s web. Later he wrote this: “Where God is, a spider’s web is like a wall. Where God is not, a wall is like a spider’s web.”

It has taken it time but fall is definitely in the air, it got cool last evening but I am not complaining: I love it. Not that anyone cares what I think but I think Alabama is just an average team with out Tua. Top ten maybe but not top five. I’m not sure we are the best with him. I would definitely have LSU #1 at this time. Unless they help us out, they are going to be hard to beat. The game with Auburn Saturday will tell us a lot. If they put 50 up against Auburn, we are in trouble.

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