At any rate, He put in
my mind to explain again, what it means to be "saved." Saved from what? Just saying that, took my mind back to
when I was in a drone squadron in the Navy, and one of the men came in, and he had found the lord…had been converted,
and he was overflowing! But when he approached one of our crew and asked him, point blank, "Are you saved," the
guy escaped and was telling his buddies about it, making fun without asking for details.
As good as this dear new Christian meant, I now feel it was a case of "zeal
without knowledge." (Romans 1:2). He was so happy with his new life, that he wanted to tell everyone he met, even before
he understood it all himself. And I have to admit that I was so weak in my own faith, that I didn’t get with him to
talk about what had happened to him. And there’s no way to ask him for forgiveness. That had to be between Christ
and me, when I came to MY senses.
to get to the subject: To be saved, means being saved from a burning hell and accepting a new way of life that leads to Heaven.
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him
from the dead, thou shalt be saved" (Romans 10:9). And three verses later, "For whosoever shall call upon the name
of the Lord shall be saved."
anyone who will read the books of John and Matthew will undertand how salvation will make a new person of them, and will give
them a "peace of God, which passeth all understanding, (and) shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
I remember reminding a teenager, the night he was saved, that
angels were rejoicing over his being saved (Luke 15:7, 10). Help the new Christian!