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When were you saved?

Good question.  What's the best answer?

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A.  ...when I was chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world

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B.  ...when Jesus, my Lamb and Priest, ascended to the right hand of the Father.

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C.  ...when I called on the name of Jesus x years ago.

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D. ... something else?

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0 thoughts on “When were you saved?

  1. kc

    I understand that God saved me from wrath, sin, hell and death when He created me an eternal creature in Christ Jesus and only in Christ am I chosen.

    (loving all of the great doctrine here brother! ;-)

  2. codepoke

    Our universe is relativistic.

    It depends where you're standing when you look.

    Standing within God: A

    Standing within time, but in the spiritual realm: B

    Standing on Earth: C

    Standing at the end of this age: D (At that moment)

    All the answers refer to the same event, and all the answers are true. Traditional Calvinism is the attempt to say A is the truest. Lutheranism looks to B. Arminianism looks to C. Really it's like measuring a photon. When you have a diffraction grating the photon is a wave, and when you have a solar cell it's a particle. The photon doesn't change, but the observer does.

    Traditional Calvinism attempts to say the only true measuring perspective is God's, but God is also a man.

    All the above are true, or God was not in Christ reconciling. He was play acting a painful metaphor for what "really" happened.

  3. Si

    A, B, C, D and D (with one D being on going, the other being at the second coming).

    Scripture talks about salvation as being past, present continuous and future - I see no reason why we shouldn't do the same. We've been saved, are being saved and will be saved.

    We were fully saved at A, the work to save us was fully done at B, and that salvation became fully effective to us at C, salvation is continuing to become fully effective at D1 and will finally be fully effective at D2. All the answers are right, but the only right answer is all the answers...

  4. dave bish

    um, all of the above but I have a preference for speaking of A&B more than C. If you're going to answer a question about this I'd rather speak of Jesus than of my life story.

  5. Dev

    'the Spirit where he willeth doth blow, and his voice thou dost hear, but thou hast not known whence he cometh, and whither he goeth; thus is every one who hath been born of the Spirit.'

  6. glenscriv

    Thanks guys. Of course you're all too discerning to fall for my either-or trap.

    Codepoke gets top marks though for his Christmas themed "God is also a man".

    For that he gets the last word:

    "All the above are true, or God was not in Christ reconciling. He was play acting a painful metaphor for what “really” happened."

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