by Robert Walker

What Is Salvation?
Robert Walker
I Peter 1:10

An article in National Geographic several years ago provided a penetrating picture of God's wings... After a forest fire in Yellowstone National Park, forest rangers began their trek up a mountain to assess the inferno's damage.
One ranger found a bird literally petrified in ashes, perched statuesquely on the ground at the base of a tree. Somewhat sickened by the eerie sight, he knocked over the bird with a stick.
When he struck it, three tiny chicks scurried from under their dead mother's wings. The loving mother, keenly aware of impending disaster, had carried her offspring to the base of the tree and had gathered them under her wings, instinctively knowing that the toxic smoke would rise.
She could have flown to safety but had refused to abandon her babies. When the blaze had arrived and the heat had scorched her small body, the mother had remained steadfast.
Because she had been willing to die, those under the cover of her wings would live... And that is exactly what Christ did on the cross. He died so that we could live.

Somehow the world has failed to see the real meaning of salvation and because of this it seems that they are not desirous of it.

Is it because they have misinterpreted just what salvation is and what it includes for those who trust in Christ, or do they misunderstand this great Bible truth and necessary Christian experience?

Salvation is an outstanding Bible doctrine and also the initial Christian experience. The world of lost mankind needs to have clearly set forth the truth of salvation with all of its implication so that there will be no mistakes as to what is involved in it.

Is it not true that the saints of God need to clearly see what God did for them on the cross when Christ died? Unless believers have a clear knowledge of salvation, they cannot enter into the adequate benefits that it provides.

Let us look at the Christian life as its inception sees what we sta ...

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