SALVATION: Beginning and an end

And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our GOD which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the LAMB. Revelation 7:10

NOTE: Broadly speaking, one might say that salvation is the overriding theme of the entire Bible. But since it is a multidimensional theme with a wide range of meaning, simple definitions are impossible as search engines, dico and pedias pops up a lot yet same context. With that, I got to know why Biblical writers speak of salvation as a reality with at once spiritual and physical, individual and communal, objective and subjective, eternal and historical dimensions. Wow, Since the biblical writers view salvation as a historical reality, the temporal dimensions of past, present, and future further intensify and deepen the concept.

See, Salvation is a process with a beginning and an end. Further, salvation involves the paradox of human freedom and divine election. Despite the complexity of these dimensions, the Bible constantly speaks about salvation in the context of some very simple and concrete relationships (between humans and GOD, flowing down to between human beings and existence or between human beings and nature).

The good news is that GOD is the main actor throughout, from the beginning to the great multitude who shout “Salvation belongs to our GOD, who sits on the throne, and to the LAMB!” Peace be unto You!

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