Christianization and Salvation

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Christianization and Salvation

  1. 1. Christianization and Salvation<br />God Company Sri Lankagodcompanysl@yahoo.com<br />
  2. 2. When half the world is waiting for the second coming<br />the OTHER HALF HAS NOT EVEN HEARD OF THE FIRST...<br />But...<br />how many of those who are currently awaiting the <br />second coming WILL RECEIVE SALVATION <br />on that fateful day?<br />This happens to be a very relevant question considering the number of churches and different denominations that have mushroomed<br />during the last 50 years. <br />This presentation deals with this subject matter<br />
  3. 3. CHRISTIANIZATION <br />Is coming to know Jesus and accepting Him as your Savior. <br />This can be a profound life changing occurrence or a mundane transition from a simple awareness to a slightly better awareness of Jesus.<br />SALVATION<br />Is the concept that God as part of Divine Providence, saves humanity from Spiritual death or Eternal Damnation by providing for them an Eternal Life<br />SALVATION means liberation from ETERNAL DAMNATION…Being saved from an eternal state filled with misery<br />For Christians <br />JESUS = SALVATION <br />
  4. 4. With the proliferation of Christian denominations, Pastors of different CHARISMATIC AND OTHER CHRISTIAN DENOMINATIONS take great pride in proclaiming that they were instrumental in CHRISTIANIZINGHUNDREDS IF NOT THOUSANDS…<br />Therefore it is relevant to consider as to how many of these thousands who are Christianized, how many are actually going to be saved…<br />
  5. 5. Christianization can be referred by any one of the following;<br /><ul><li>Christening
  6. 6. Baptizing
  7. 7. Converting to Christianity
  8. 8. Being Born again</li></li></ul><li>When we come to know Jesus we are provided with the sweet possibility of receiving FORGIVENESS FOR OUR SINS – <br />…because of His Love and the Sacrifice that He made for us. <br />But we have to understand that CHRISTIANIZATION alone is insufficient…<br /> WE HAVE TO CONSISTENTLY WORK AT PROTECTING & NURTURING THE SALVATION RECEIVED <br />THROUGH CHRIST JESUS.<br />Nurturing Salvation<br />If it is an individual then he or she has to seek a deeper understanding of Jesus’ teachings in order to diligently abide and live by His teachings.<br />
  9. 9. If it is a Pastor who Christianized a particular number, he has to work with them to ENSURE THE SALVATION of those whom he was responsible in bringing to Jesus…<br />LUKE 15<br />4"Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? 5And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6and goes home. <br />Because each one who is<br />brought to Jesus is precious to Him!<br />
  10. 10. Christianization creates the possibility of Salvation<br />By coming to Jesus we receive forgiveness for our past Sins. <br />This in turn enables us to be cleansed of all the sins and the possibility of a fresh start to our Journey seeking the Kingdom of God...<br />...and escape from eternal damnation<br />
  11. 11. I John 5:17, “All unrighteousness is SIN.” <br />Unrighteousness leads to SIN<br />Sin distances us from God…<br />
  12. 12. Satan we believe is THE ARCHITECT OF EVIL<br />…but its just an English word that refers to a power that represents absolute UNRIGHTEOUSNESS …all that is BAD…SINFUL<br />Anger…jealousy… vengeance… viciousness…lies<br />Fallacy…Selfishness…wickedness… EVIL… <br />SATAN = A PROMISE OF HELL<br />God is the EMBODIMENT OF GOODNESS<br />…again an English word that refers to a power that represents absolute RIGHTEOUSNESS…<br />Love…compassion…forgiveness…truth…<br />care…helpfulness…<br />GOD = A PROMISE OF HEVEN<br />
  13. 13. A bit of food for thought…<br />Some individuals…<br />May as a core belief think…<br />May think it is Fashionable to claim… THAT THERE IS NO GOD… !<br />May try to use science to prove… <br />They should consider…<br />If the reader happens to be one such person….<br />Please consider IF IT ISN’T BETTER TO BELIEVE THE EXSISTANCE OF GOD as a reality during THIS MOMENT IN TIME (that we call a HUMAN LIFETIME )<br />…Rather than find out at a later point in time THAT INFACT GOD DOES EXSIST … ! AND FACE ETERNAL DAMNATION…<br />eternity is a very very long time…!<br />
  14. 14. For Christians Jesus gave us the possibility of Experiencing God…FIRST HAND!<br />John 14 ;7If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know Him and have seen him."<br />
  15. 15. The original translation of SIN means "TO MISS THE MARK…” <br />…of God's holy standard of RIGHTEOUSNESS…<br />When we miss Gods standard of righteousness, WE SIN AND WE DISTANCE OURSELVES FROM GOD <br />"Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor His ear too dull to hear,"  "But YOUR INIQUITIES HAVE SEPARATED YOU from your God; YOUR SINS have HIDDEN HIS FACE FROM YOU, SO THAT HE WILL NOT HEAR." <br />Isaiah 59: 1-2.<br />WHEN WE SIN we get ourselves distanced from the power of God’s protection and blessings. <br />Jesus has given us the possibility of REVERSING OUR STEPS and to come back towards God.<br />
  16. 16. As Christians we have an assurance from Jesus that <br />We have SALVATION FROM OUR SINS through REPENTANCE.<br />Luke 5:32“I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.“<br />Jesus gave us the possibility for a complete transformation….to be dead to the old you and the beginning of a new you!...Jesus also gave us a road map to reach an eternity of Goodness … through His message…His teachings and His example!<br />
  17. 17. Therefore when one believes in Jesus and comes to Christ to become a Christian<br />…it is only the first step of an arduous journey…<br />a narrow and DIFFICULT PATH that we have got to take…THE PATH OF RIGHTEOUSNESS!<br />Navigate away from the super highway we have been cruising-in filled with evil… Lies… selfishness… deceit…adultery…<br />A LIFE FILLED WITH UNRIGHTEOUSNESS. <br />Matthew 7 <br />13"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. <br />
  18. 18. ALL OF US who come to Christ must remember that the whole purpose of coming to Christ WAS TO RECEIVE SALVATION for our worldly sin…and begin A NEW ERA FOR OUR LIVES. An era of GOODNESS…! <br />DEAD to the old you and the BEGINNING OF A NEW YOU…!<br />…the beginning of a NEW LIFE. <br />TO LIVE IN THE LIGHT AND BE A LIGHT ON TO OTHERS…<br />a righteous life today for an eternity with God tomorrow<br />To live a life of righteousness <br />AS CHRISTIANS WE HAVE TO LIVE AND ABIDE BY JESUS’ TEACHINGS…<br />His teachings are found in the Gospels…We need to constantly read…understand…and live in accordance to His teachings. <br />NOT JUST A NAME SAKE CHRISTIANIZATION… BUT MAKE IT A MEANINGFUL ONE! <br />
  19. 19. Matthew 7 <br />24"Therefore everyone who hears these WORDS OF MINE and puts them into PRACTICE is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.<br />…because by living and abiding by His teachings OUR LIFE WILL BE BUILT ON A SOLID FOUNDATION… able to withstand whatever the world may throw at us.<br />25The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.<br />We have to read…understand…and live by His teachings<br />
  20. 20. YOU NEED TO GET HERE<br />SALVATION through <br />CRISTIANIZATION<br />Living a righteous life full of Love, Joy, Peace, and Happiness – a light on to the world<br />Diligently seeking an intimate relationship and bond with Jesus <br />Strengthening your new life by reading and abiding by Jesus` teachings<br />Being dead to the old you and beginning of a new you!<br />THE PATH TO<br /> SALVATION<br />SALVATION FROM YOUR SINS<br />Repentance for your Sinfulness<br />Becoming aware and admitting your Sinfulness<br />Acceptance of Jesus as your Savior (Christianization)<br />Living a life of Sinfulness and in Denial ( a namesake “CHRISTIAN”)<br />YOU ARE PROBABLY HERE<br />
  21. 21. Some insights…<br />
  22. 22. John 3:16<br />"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.<br />Confirmation of our God the Fathers Love<br />for humanity by the provision of His son for sake of our Salvation from eternal damnation...<br />
  23. 23. 2 Corinthians 8 :9For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.<br />That Jesus from a position of absoluteness coming as a human for sake of our salvation<br />
  24. 24. Then we also see a warning given by Jesus...<br />John 15:22“If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin. Now, however, they have no excuse for their sin”.<br />Once we come to know Him we are made conscious of our Sin. And as such we can give no excuse for our continued sinfulness!<br />
  25. 25. We get a deeper understanding with regard to WHAT IS EXPECTED from us after coming to Jesus...<br />Romans 6<br />9 For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him.<br />    10 The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.<br />    11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.<br />    12THEREFORE DO NOT LET SIN REIGN IN YOUR MORTAL BODY SO THAT YOU OBEY ITS EVIL DESIRES.<br />   <br />
  26. 26. Thank you<br />God Company Sri Lanka<br />Email: godcompanysl@yahoo.com<br />Website: http://www.slideshare.net/Thornmd/presentations<br />

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