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Thursday, 5 March 2020

Isaiah 12:2

Isaiah 12:2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song, and He has become my salvation.

This is the song of the righteous - calling out to praise God and to acknowledge Him as our salvation. Not only is He our strength and our song but He has become our salvation. He has worked salvation for us by Himself, for only He could do it.

But what does salvation mean? The original hearers of Isaiah's words could have no idea of the narrow "salvation gospel" preached by evangelicals today, or perosnal or individual salvation apart from the nation and people Israel. Could it be that the gospel today - with its tight, narrow and often very shallow focus on saying the sinner's prayer, obtaining individual forgiveness and so getting to heaven - is a very reductionist take on the breadth that God intended?

Posted By Jonathan, 6:00am Comment Comments: 1
 
 

Thursday, 5 March 2020
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Yes I would say that there is little or no conception of a nation turning to God for salvation. There is far too much 'I'm ok Jack' around today. Yes obviously that personal relationship is vital but should that not lead to a concern for our area, nation and all mankind?

Posted By Chris Roe 09:05am