Saturday, December 25, 2004

Saved Yet Being Saved

The following is an excerpt from my friend Art's article, entitled, Saved Yet Being Saved.


Needing a Renewal in Soul
2 Cor. 4:16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. Even after our initial salvation our soul’s mind, emotions, and will is unchanged, awaiting a process of renewal. This we might say is the second salvation that we refer to in this paper. We all need renewal in our soul, to “be saved by His life,” not just those who may have suffered abuse or made a mess of life, none of us are righteous (Rom 3:23), we are all needy of both kinds of salvations in Christ. If we will be honest we will have to admit that we aren’t much changed after our initial salvation, not for many years, if at all. We all bear the remnants of the old fallen Adamic man and the scars of having lived in a crooked and perverse world. It is our Father’s desire that we should grow up from children of God (Rom 8:16) to become the “sons of God” who walk with Him, being “led by the Spirit” (Rom 8:14). Thankfully, it is God our Father’s work to bring us to that grown up relationship with Him – to trust and yield to Him. Such trust requires a new mindset and the yielded will of our soul.

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