Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death. Psalm 68:20
“Jesus is ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’ Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:11-12
So Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and He will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for Him. Hebrews 9:28
I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation. 2 Corinthians 6:2b
The act of SALVATION is being DELIVERED or RESCUED.
The SALVATION of mankind was the plan of the Almighty God to RESCUE or DELIVER them from their sins and shortcomings, and from a spiritual death, which would cause them to spend an ETERNITY in Hell, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY of ESCAPE.
It was because of God’s INFINITE MERCY and His AMAZING GRACE that mankind could receive an ETERNITY in Heaven, with ALL its BLESSINGS. But a price MUST be PAID, so Jesus (the Stone) came to earth to SEEK and to SAVE mankind. But the Religious Leaders (the builders) had a different attitude, they REJECTED Jesus, who became the CORNERSTONE. The REJECTION of Jesus as the Messiah, did NOT alter or stop God’s plan of SALVATION. SALVATION is found in NO ONE ELSE, there is NO OTHER NAME under heaven given to mankind by which we MUST be SAVED. JESUS is the ONLY ONE and the ONLY WAY for mankind to have the HOPE of an ETERNITY in HEAVEN.
Jesus Christ, came as a baby and grew up a man, who was SACRIFICED ONCE to take AWAY the sins of MANY. Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment. (v 27) He will appear a SECOND time, but NOT to bear SINS, but to bring the culmination of SALVATION to those who have ACCEPTED and are WAITING for Him. Are you one of those who are WAITING for Him? The Apostle Paul compels us, in the Word of God: “I tell you, NOW is the time of God’s favor, NOW is the day of SALVATION.” If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, you are DESTINED to spend ALL of ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY of ESCAPE. God’s plan includes some actions on your part. You MUST TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle and TURN TO God, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. You MUST BELIEVE with ALL your HEART that JESUS died for YOU, and is ALIVE in HEAVEN, making intercession for you, before God. You MUST CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS. Then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and receive the HOPE of HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS, for ALL of ETERNITY. REMEMBER, NOW is the TIME of God’s favor, and NOW is the DAY of SALVATION. So do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!