The Human Race needs Salvation

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I write yet another tract connected with the continuing pandemic which is still escalating in some parts of the world. Historically significant in the future, I feel that the Lord will speak to people through recorded events.

I am sure that we have all been aware of some graphic scenes and situations happening in the last few months because of the whole Covid-19 situation. In fact at times it has felt scary (and still does) to witness how people behave under certain circumstances. Some shoppers have literally been tearing the hair out of each other for the last packet of something on the supermarket shelf. And I have read more than one news report of how people infected with the disease have spit in people’s faces, including medics who had been trying to help them….

Horrific images have emerged of elderly people’s homes abandoned and eerily deserted in some countries, with people lying dead and other helpless living souls left unattended, soiled and unfed… who would have thought that such nightmarish things could happen in 2020?

People in some areas have had total disregard for the vulnerable, with their brawling street parties and drunken ways; civil disobedience and robberies have been rampant, while others who would profess to be Christians refuse to comply with advice to stop the spread of the disease. I have been really very shocked by the attitudes of people whom I thought would have known better.

We ask ourselves has civilisation gone backwards; are we on the cusp of barbarism?

And then I see the good images… an elderly man (100) does laps around his garden on his walking frame to raise large amounts of money for the health service, while many in health services the world over, work tirelessly for the good of others and their communities.

I am so  relieved and glad to see those good images and yet I know that, spiritually speaking, only a life begun in faith can produce the good works which are acceptable in the Lord’s eyes because without faith “all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags” (Isaiah 64v6) before Him and “without faith it is impossible to please Him…” Hebrews 11v6)

A life begun (and continuing in) faith produces the fruit of good works that are acceptable in His sight. We do not earn salvation by working for it, for the Great Price has been paid by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. But a life begun in faith must produce good works for “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.” (James 2v26)

As the Lord looks down upon this earth He sees all sorts of scenarios and all sorts of characters but broadly speaking they can be divided into two: the righteous and the unrighteous.

My daily reading is presently in Ezekiel. Some days ago I was reading in Ezekiel 18, a chapter where we see the equity of God’s judgement. Here we learn that “the soul that sinneth, it shall die.” (Ezekiel 18v20) In this world we have those who have trusted the Lord in the past but are now dangerously backslidden and there are those who have turned from their sins and “lived,” spiritually speaking. We learn in this chapter that a righteous man who turns from his righteousness and is unrepentant, shall not “live” spiritually speaking, while someone in the depths of sin who repents of his ways shall “live.” (Ezekiel 18v21&22)

“Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. Hear now, O house of Israel; Is not my way equal? Are not your ways unequal?” (Ezekiel 18v25)

Who are we? Were we once Christians who then grew cold in our first love for the Lord… and as a result for souls for whom He died? Are we law-abiding, even church attending people, yet seeking to get into heaven by our own means and by our own good works, without having coming humbly and repentant to the foot of the cross? Are we people who have our own agenda, looking after ourselves materially, but not caring for the things of God and eternity and perhaps don’t even believe in it? Or have we truly been born again of the Spirit of God and seek to follow Him day by day?

In this chapter we learn not only of the equity of God’s judgement – but also of His mercy, in its conclusion. “Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel?” (Ezekiel 18v31)

“For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God; wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.” (Ezekiel 18v32)

It is not the Lord’s will that any perish (2Peter 3v9), His atonement is unlimited (1John 2v2) and He loves you today, whatever your life has consisted of in the past, or is today. Therefore, today, before it is too late, call upon Him and turn to Him with a repentant heart and He will abundantly pardon. In these frightening and often shocking days, there is only one safe place to be – and that is right with God.

“Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.” (Isaiah 55v6&7)

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10v13)

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3 Responses to “The Human Race needs Salvation”

  1. Cathy Says:

    Thank you Elizabeth for all your posts on this topic. They are very much appreciated!
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    • readywriterpublications Says:

      Many thanks Cathy… and also for the repost. Like most people I look forward to the day when this terrible state of affairs is not an issue anymore but the Lord knows… and we go in His strength, still praying for unsaved acquaintances and loved ones.

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