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Old 11-28-2009, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Default Explain what it means to "be saved"

I would like to know what people mean when they say something like, "I was saved on Thursday, June 2 at 6:16 P.M." If you have ever said something remotely like that, what is it you really mean? Do you really see "being saved" as an event a person can put a date and time on? And is it possible for a person to "be saved" without being able to say when and where this event took place? None of this is in keeping with my personal belief on what salvation actually is, so I'm really curious to hear your answers.
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Old 11-29-2009, 02:31 AM
 
Location: SC Foothills
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I don't know why no one has responded but I'll give it a shot. I'm a little puzzled why you have to ask this if you are a Christian. Some people DO know exactly what day and time they were saved, others like me have no clue. I can tell you what time I was filled with the Spirit and I think I was saved when I was a child but I never acted like a Christian until I asked the Lord to come into my heart again and be my "Savior" which was only a few years ago, don't know when. It's professing a belief in Jesus, confessing your sins and asking him to forgive you and then living for Him only.

What are we "saved" from? From Hell!! We're saved from ourselves and our sins because of what Jesus did on the cross for us. Hallelujah!!
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Old 11-29-2009, 05:22 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Being saved means to fill the soul with Divine Love. A soul filled with Divine Love cannot sin whereas a soul filled with natural love will always have the tenedency to sin. In no other way can someone be saved. Saved from sin means praying for and receiving Divine Love. Thus you are saved from sin, or saved.
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Old 11-29-2009, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville,Florida
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When we accept Jesus Christ as Lord it is about a true repentance ,a change of mind and heart whereby we are filled with the Holy Spirit. We admit that we are sinners and humble ourselves before the Lord by putting into His hands while at the same time we want to be Christ-Like and serve Him as He is the most important thing in our life.
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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I'm a little puzzled why you have to ask this if you are a Christian.
I ask because in the Bible we are told that he who endures to the end will be saved. I believe that salvation is a process and not a one-time event and that it will happen when we stand before God to be judged, rather than at the first moment when we realized the impact of Christ's atonement in our lives.

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Some people DO know exactly what day and time they were saved, others like me have no clue. I can tell you what time I was filled with the Spirit and I think I was saved when I was a child but I never acted like a Christian until I asked the Lord to come into my heart again and be my "Savior" which was only a few years ago, don't know when. It's professing a belief in Jesus, confessing your sins and asking him to forgive you and then living for Him only.
I see there being a specific date and time when a person received the promise of salvation, that time being when the person entered into a convenant relationship with his Savior, being baptized in His name and expressing williness and the sincere desire to be obedient to the Savior's commandments for the rest of his life. I see that as a wonderful moment, as a defining moment, but just as a moment in a life that must be lived with Christ in mind. I don't see it as the moment salvation happens because I see salvation as involving more than one spirit-filled event in one's life.

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What are we "saved" from? From Hell!!
So, I'm gathering you believe that anyone who does not experience something along the lines of what you described will burn in Hell forever? Or am I exaggerating? (I know how it feels to have your wonds twisted into something you didn't mean, so if I'm doing that, please forgive me and try to clarify your statement.)
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Being saved means to fill the soul with Divine Love. A soul filled with Divine Love cannot sin whereas a soul filled with natural love will always have the tenedency to sin. In no other way can someone be saved. Saved from sin means praying for and receiving Divine Love. Thus you are saved from sin, or saved.
Are you saved, Reverend? Are you filled with Divine Love? Have you never sinned since this event took place? Can a non-Christian be filled with Divine Love, in your opinion?
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Old 11-29-2009, 09:48 AM
 
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Acts 16
27 And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled.
28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here.
29 Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,
30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

At the very moment one is saved, he/she is promised eternal life. One will remained saved in this lifetime and beyond as the eternal ages roll on.

So, what's the condition to retain so great a salvation? Do not commit a willful sin. If one commits a willful sin, then he/she is no longer saved; the Spirit of grace departs.

Ezekiel 18
26 When a righteous man turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and dieth in them; for his iniquity that he hath done shall he die.
27 Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.
28 Because he considereth, and turneth away from all his transgressions that he hath committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
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Old 11-29-2009, 10:00 AM
 
Location: RI
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And this is eternal life: [it means] to know (to perceive, recognize, become acquainted with, and understand) You, the only true and real God, and [likewise] to know Him, Jesus [as the] Christ (the Anointed One, the Messiah), Whom You have sent.

John 17 verse 3

Being saved is not being able to explain doctrinally what it is , but knowing it in reality in our own lives.

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Old 11-29-2009, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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29 Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,
30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

At the very moment one is saved, he/she is promised eternal life. One will remained saved in this lifetime and beyond as the eternal ages roll on.

So, what's the condition to retain so great a salvation? Do not commit a willful sin. If one commits a willful sin, then he/she is no longer saved; the Spirit of grace departs.
So am I right in assuming that you believe:

(1) If a person believes in Christ but does nothing more than believe, he is saved.
(2) If a person once believed in Christ but stops believing, he is still saved.
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Old 11-29-2009, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Being saved is not being able to explain doctrinally what it is , but knowing it in reality in our own lives.
I can go along with that.
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