Savior of the World

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Savior of the World: Who can claim this title?
The Savior of the World is also called “Deliverer,” “Redeemer,” and “the Christ.” The title Christ actually means “Messiah” or “the anointed one.” He alone can provide the only way to eternal salvation and entry into the Kingdom of God.

Jesus is referenced as being the “Almighty” twelve times in the New Testament (NIV) as He was fully God and fully man.

  • In Revelation 1:8, Jesus instructs John to write to the churches, “I am the Alpha and the Omega; who is and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” Alpha and Omega means the “first and the last.” God is the beginning of all and the end of all. Emanuel or Jesus is God with us.

  • John 3:16-17 declares “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” This was God’s wondrous provision for salvation and is available to all of mankind. It was through sacrificing of God’s only Son on the cross, shedding His own blood, that Jesus can make that claim. He willingly died for the world.

  • No other religion can claim a living God come in the flesh, who has died and been raised again.

  • John 14:6: “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’”

  • Acts 4:12: “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”

  • 1 Timothy 2:3-6: “This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved, and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all men—the testimony given in its proper time.”

Savior of the World: What are we saved from?
The Bible declares that the Savior of the World brings salvation from the consequences of sin. Those consequences result in death, suffering God’s wrath, and an eternity in hell for unbelievers. Yes, Hell is real and Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Sin is anything that comes between us and God, including doing our will, not His. Sin is disobedience to or rejection of God. Sin is breaking the Covenants of God. We’ve all been guilty in one way or another, at one time or another, but we can choose to repent and be forgiven. This is the purpose of God providing us with the Savior we need. Because of sin, we each owe God a debt—a price to be paid for our sin. But Jesus became our Savior and paid the debt for us.

  • John 3:36 reads, “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him.”

  • Romans 3:23 states, “For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God.”

  • 1 Thessalonians 5:9-10 says, “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. He died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him.”

Savior of the World: How can I know He can save me?
Jesus wants to be your personal Savior of the World. He doesn’t wish that any perish, not male nor female, not old nor young, not rich nor poor, and not any nationality over another. God wants every person to be reconciled with Him through Jesus.

  • “I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved” (John 10:9).

  • “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household” (Acts 16:31).

  • “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Romans 10:13).

  • “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God…” (Ephesians 2:8).

  • “Because of the increase of the wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands till the end will be saved” (Matthew 24:12-13).
Our Savior also cautions us in Luke 21:8: “…Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and ‘The time is near.’ Do not follow them…”

The Savior of the World, Jesus, wants to be your personal deliverer. Call on Him and ask for forgiveness of your sins. Accept Jesus as the Son of God who died for your sake. Take His outstretched hand and let Him show you the promises He has for you today and forever.

Let the verses of Revelation 22:17 speak to you, “The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’ And let the one who hears say, ‘Come!’ Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.”

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