But God- Salvation is More than Forgiveness

Greetings,

"Thank you for your blog, 'but God”. I have especially enjoyed the recent ones on being forgiven. They have been reassuring, thank you."

But God Image_Color_CrossYou are welcome. BUT, are you aware that having our sins forgiven is just part of what happens when one receives salvation? Many believers think that forgiveness is the main benefit of being saved, but it is not. Now, before you stop reading, let me add that forgiveness of our sins is wonderful and necessary and I am not trying to minimize this fantastic truth. BUT, there is MORE. Let's listen in on Colossians 2:13- "When you were DEAD in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you ALIVE together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions."

This explains our situation before and after Jesus. Before Him we were unforgiven and dead. IF He had only forgiven us, we still would have been dead! Jesus came not only to forgive us, but also to give us life. That is what a dead person needs most, correct? This life He came to give us is Himself and it is the abundant life He spoke of in John 10:10. It is His gift to us, just like forgiveness and we are given this life at salvation. The cross brought us forgiveness, the resurrection brought us life.

As we talked last time, our sins have been permanently removed from us - as far as the east is from the west- never to be remembered again. Today we find we find we have been given abundant life, never to be removed from us. As it says in Acts 17:28; "In Him we live and move and exist." Thank you Jesus for your forgiveness and for your Life.

Can I get an amen?

That’s it for this time. Keep those questions coming.

Blessings,

Thomas

Thomas@robinsonoutdoors.com

 

If you want to know what someone really thinks, just listen to what they say after the word ‘but’ …so it is here with…”but God!”“

Note: “but God” is a weekly ministry of Robinson Outdoors Products written for us by pastor and spiritual counselor, Thomas Paige. “But God” is posted each week on the ScentBlocker website and can be found there along with the archives of messages of past years and months from Thomas. “But God” is also posted each week on ScentBlocker Facebook page and on Twitter.

You may ask, “why would Robinson, an outdoor products company with brands ScentBlocker and Tree Spider, making products for hunters, spend its time on something like “but God”?” Great question, as we here at Robinson consider our work place our mission field, our products bearing the John 3:16 inscription our outreach. In every new ScentBlocker jacket there is a laminated waterproof pocket insert that contains the salvation message printed in two languages. And, we ask the Lord to provide more opportunities for us to be a light unto a dark world.

What responses do we receive from our customers? Each week thousands and thousands of people read the “but God” message online. We receive dozens and dozens of appreciative emails, rejoicing that a company has the courage to stand up for what it believes despite perhaps it not being the most popular thing to do these days. God has blessed our lives and our business!

I hope you will enjoy this weeks’ “…but God” as Thomas continues the series, unto the Lord!

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