Technology will not save us. Technology is not the answer to our problems. Science has failed to deliver us to a quality spiritual life in any meaningful way.
God is good: God want us to turn to His son Jesus. Jesus is the solution. God recognized our problem and sent us Son Jesus to deliver us from our dilemma in missing God’s goal for our lives [sin].
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Does the universal rule of sin in human nature show our need for salvation?
Salvation is deliverance from danger or suffering. To save is to deliver or protect. The word carries the idea of victory, health, or preservation. Sometimes, the Bible uses the words saved or salvation to refer to temporal, physical deliverance, such as Paul’s deliverance from prison.
More often, the word “salvation” concerns an eternal, spiritual deliverance. When Paul told the Philippian jailer what he must do to be saved, he was referring to the jailer’s eternal destiny. Jesus equated being saved with entering the kingdom of God.
What are we saved from? In the Christian doctrine of salvation, we are saved from “wrath,” that is, from God’s judgment of sin. Our sin has separated us from God, and the consequence of sin is death. Biblical salvation refers to our deliverance from the consequence of sin and therefore involves the removal of sin.
Who does the saving? Only God can remove sin and deliver us from sin’s penalty.
How does God save? In the Christian doctrine of salvation, God has rescued us through the Messiah Jesus. Specifically, it was Jesus’ death on the cross and subsequent resurrection that achieved our salvation. Scripture is clear that salvation is the gracious, undeserved gift of God and is only available through faith in Jesus the Messiah.
How do we receive salvation? We are saved by faith. First, we must hear the gospel—the good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection. Then, we must believe—fully trust the Master Jesus. This involves repentance, a changing of mind about sin and Jesus, and calling on the name of the Master.
A definition of the Christian doctrine of salvation would be “The deliverance, by the grace of God, from eternal punishment for sin which is granted to those who accept by faith God’s conditions of repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus.” Salvation is available in Jesus alone and is dependent on God alone for provision, assurance, and security.
- Romans 3:28 (CSB) —For we conclude that a person is justified by faith apart from the works of the law.
- Ephesians 2:8–9 (CSB) —For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift—not from works, so that no one can boast.
- Isaiah 64:6 (CSB) —All of us have become like something unclean, and all our righteous acts are like a polluted garment; all of us wither like a leaf, and our iniquities carry us away like the wind.
- Romans 3:19–23 (CSB) — 19 Now we know that whatever the law says, it speaks to those who are subject to the law, so that every mouth may be shut and the whole world may become subject to God’s judgment. 20 For no one will be justified in his sight by the works of the law, because the knowledge of sin comes through the law. 21 But now, apart from the law, the righteousness of God has been revealed, attested by the Law and the Prophets. 22 The righteousness of God is through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe, since there is no distinction. 23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God;
- Romans 5:12–18 (CSB) — 12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, in this way death spread to all people, because all sinned. 13 In fact, sin was in the world before the law, but sin is not charged to a person’s account when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless, death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who did not sin in the likeness of Adam’s transgression. He is a type of the Coming One. 15 But the gift is not like the trespass. For if by the one man’s trespass the many died, how much more have the grace of God and the gift which comes through the grace of the one man Jesus the Messiah overflowed to the many. 16 And the gift is not like the one man’s sin, because from one sin came the judgment, resulting in condemnation, but from many trespasses came the gift, resulting in justification. 17 If by the one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive the overflow of grace and the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus the Messiah. 18 So then, as through one trespass there is condemnation for everyone, so also through one righteous act there is justification leading to life for everyone.
- Romans 7:24 (CSB) — 24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death?
- Ephesians 2:3 (CSB) — 3 We too all previously lived among them in our fleshly desires, carrying out the inclinations of our flesh and thoughts, and we were by nature children under wrath as the others were also.
Frank Hubeny said:
Good point to keep in mind: “we are saved from “wrath,” that is, from God’s judgment of sin”
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Citizen Tom said:
Too many of us are definitely seeking salvation in the wrong place.
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You are right technology will not save us; God’s gospel will save us!
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