Redeemed

 

Being born again in Jesus Christ is a joyous and very humbling experience.  Our free will allows us to be arrogant, sinful, hateful, sexually immoral, barbaric, liars, blasphemers, and all the rest of the actions of evil that exist in this fallen world.  However, once redeemed through Christ, we want to follow His Commandments because we love Him!  He did love us first…which is an awesome concept to finally realize and embrace!

1Jo 4:19

We love Him [fn] because He first loved us.

Jhn 14:15

“If you love Me, keep [fn] My commandments.

We are redeemed, but not yet perfected. We are constantly being sanctified (through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit) as we live this life here on earth. We still have the free will to sin, but because we want to please our Lord, we turn away from them and repent; because we want to obey Christ and have the goal to be more and more like Him each day.

When we die physically, we will see Him as He is! What a joyous event to look forward to in eternity!

Those who hate Christians either don’t understand why we love Jesus Christ and probably view what He accomplished for us on the cross at Calvary as “foolishness.” On the other hand, maybe they DO understand but have conscientiously chosen to reject it.  The God of the Bible says, “so be it.”  Rejection of the Holy Spirit of God is the final unforgivable sin, and those who make that choice (and die physically in that choice) have separated themselves from God, spiritually, for all eternity.

There is a song called “Redeemed” by Big Daddy Weave which describes a man’s transition from sinner to being saved by grace and mercy through Jesus Christ.  The lyrics depict what we all have done; including the sins we regret, as born again believers in Christ.  But it also reminds us that through this redemption, we know that we are free of the guilt, the shame, and the regret that would plague us forever if not for accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

[Note: If video does not play here, go to Youtube – “Redeemed” by Big Daddy Weave]

Over 9 million views and 4 thousand comments!

My eyes well up in tears when I listen to this song…

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How To Know God Personally [Click on link to discover the principles!]

What does it take to begin a relationship with God? Devote yourself to unselfish religious deeds? Become a better person so that God will accept you?

You may be surprised that none of those things will work. But God has made it very clear in the Bible how we can know Him.

The following principles will explain how you can personally begin a relationship with God, right now, through Jesus Christ…

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5 Responses to “Redeemed”

  1. Father Paul Lemmen Says:

    Reblogged this on A Conservative Christian Man.

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    • christinewjc Says:

      Thank you, Father Paul! We must never forget the forgiveness we have received through the shed blood of Jesus Christ at the cross. Our sins are “nailed to that cross” as the classic spiritual tells us. All we need to do is accept God’s way of salvation through Christ – then we are redeemed!

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  2. GMpilot Says:

    Our free will allows us to be arrogant, sinful, hateful, sexually immoral, barbaric, liars, blasphemers, and all the rest of the actions of evil that exist in this fallen world.
    Free will also means we’re allowed to not be arrogant, sinful, hateful, sexually immoral, barbaric, liars, blasphemers, and all the rest. Doesn’t it? If we’re so disgusting, this god should simply destroy us all; he tried it once before, and he now promises to do it to those who don’t believe in him.

    However, once redeemed through Christ, we want to follow His Commandments because we love Him!
    Yeah, Jesus never said “kill your neighbors.” Those were his father’s words. Still, some of the other things he reportedly said were…disturbing.

    Rejection of the Holy Spirit of God is the final unforgivable sin, and those who make that choice (and die physically in that choice) have separated themselves from God, spiritually, for all eternity.
    So I can embark on a life that leads to the deaths of dozens, or perhaps millions, but if I accept this Holy Spirit–even at my last breath—I’ll be handed the keys to the kingdom? Really? That may be fine for me, but what about those people who died because of me—many of whom never got to make a choice of their own?
    According to christian doctrine, Anne Frank is burning in hell, but the SS guard who oversaw her death is now in fields of bliss (assuming he repented). Why? Because he believed, and she didn’t. Nice religion you have here.

    …The lyrics depict what we all have done; including the sins we regret, as born again believers in Christ. But it also reminds us that through this redemption, we know that we are free of the guilt, the shame, and the regret that would plague us forever if not for accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
    If I owe Smith twenty dollars and Jesus forgives me, that doesn’t pay Smith. If I kill Smith and I later become redeemed, that doesn’t restore Smith. Sounds like a particularly self-centered religion, but a very good one IF you’re on the right side of it.

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    • christinewjc Says:

      GM – There is an old classic spiritual song entitled “It Is Well With My Soul.” Each person has the opportunity to know this, and to experience this truth.

      You, apparently, choose not to believe. However, millions if not billions have made the choice to trust Christ! I trust in Christ. So it is well with my soul.

      I pray that many more will see the truth and come to this important realization before they leave this earth.

      It Is Well With My Soul – Horatio G. Spafford

      When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
      When sorrows like sea billows roll;
      Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
      It is well, it is well with my soul.

      Refrain:
      It is well with my soul,
      It is well, it is well with my soul.

      Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
      Let this blest assurance control,
      That Christ hath regarded my helpless estate,
      And hath shed His own blood for my soul.

      My sin—oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!—
      My sin, not in part but the whole,
      Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
      Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

      For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live:
      If Jordan above me shall roll,
      No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life
      Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.

      But, Lord, ’tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait,
      The sky, not the grave, is our goal;
      Oh, trump of the angel! Oh, voice of the Lord!
      Blessed hope, blessed rest of my soul!

      And Lord, haste the day when the faith shall be sight,
      The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
      The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
      Even so, it is well with my soul.

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  3. GMpilot Says:

    GM – There is an old classic spiritual song entitled “It Is Well With My Soul.” Each person has the opportunity to know this, and to experience this truth.
    Christine – What truth is that? One’s soul may be well without ever having heard of your god, and I’ve met many people who have experienced that!

    You, apparently, choose not to believe. However, millions if not billions have made the choice to trust Christ! I trust in Christ. So it is well with my soul.
    I ‘choose’ not to believe because I cannot, any more than you believe (anymore) in bleeding statues. Millions, if not billions, do not know of your Christ and have no reason to trust him. If you trust him, fine…but you’re not content with that. You believe that only you have the ‘right’ answer; you deny that all can be well with the souls of others.

    I pray that many more will see the truth and come to this important realization before they leave this earth.
    If prayers actually worked, this would have been a christian planet centuries ago. But praying isn’t enough; you gotta work for it.

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