My Salvation Story

Hello again dear friend. It’s always a privilege to write to you and I’m honored when you… Yes, you particularly… come here to read my post. I really pray you increase in the knowledge of God and abound in His grace. Amen!

Last week, I wrote to you an interesting paradoxical topic; The Bondage of Freedom . I hope you were blessed. If you haven’t read it, you can click on the topic to take you there.

Today’s topic is not about me (I suspect you’re thinking otherwise). It’s about us. Not our salvation stories specifically of course but generally. So, when I said “My Salvation Story” I was talking about you who will read this.

The aim of this post is simple; Beware of self-righteousness.

You would assume, just like many erroneously do, that it is more difficult for someone who was once a prostitute, who was a cultist, who has puffed every thing lightable, who has drunk everything from the lowest and the highest alcohol content, who has killed full grown human beings and unborn babies, who has robbed banks, who has defrauded people of their hard earned money, who has risen in the ranks of Grand Theft Auto to becoming a specialist, who has committed all forms of vices… Unthinkable vices… to become born again than it is for the one who grew up in the church, both parents are ministers, they never did anything wild, they never went wayward, they’ve been brought up with moral teachings, attended missionary schools, never joined a cult or any group that’s not a church department.

That idea is wrong.

There are many out there who wish they had a spectacular, pauline kind of conversion. Many wish they were all the way bad before coming into Christ so they could have a spectacular story to tell. I tell you my friend it doesn’t make you more saved.

The same amount of grace the serial killer needs is the same amount of grace the church boy needs when they both realize they are sinners. For some of the church boys, it may take longer to realize that they are as bad a sinner as the prostitutes, but they, definitely, must come to that point as they know more and more the grace of God.

1 Corinthians 1:29 (KJV)
“That no flesh should glory in his presence.”

Listen to me, if you ever think you’re now saved because you have been a good boy and have not been involved in what is popularly known as sin, then you’ve not known well the grace of God. When you know the grace of God you feel even filthier for your self righteousness than the cultist will feel for his wayward living (speaking as a fool). If we were to compare who needs more grace to be saved (assuming there’s such a thing), I would say the church person needs more grace especially because of their self-righteousness… It’s a terrible thing… It makes you fall in the category of those who think they are not “sick” and such people, the physician comes for the sick.

The Bible speaks about a person being forgiven much, hence loving much. This doesn’t mean their are people who have much to be forgiven of, it’s talking about those that realise the depth of sin they were in and have been saved from. They are those who have a deep understanding of who they were, how much evil (by God’s definition, not humans) they’ve carried out. The one who doesn’t have much to be forgiven (as it may seem at first) only means they have a shallow understanding of the nature of sin they had, not that they used only a small amount of the blood of Jesus compared to the one who has been forgiven much.

Hey!!! Snap out of it. You’re not dear to God because you’re a virgin. You’re not saved because you are not promiscuous.

For the Bible says “All have sinned” and “you were once darkness”.

My friend, let the grace of God enlighten your heart to see your evil heart like Peter when he encountered Jesus, like Isaiah, to see that you are a man of unclean lips and you are surrounded by same. Resist the pride of thinking you were saved because you were/are good, for no one is good but God.

And for you who had much forgiven, love much, don’t think of yourself less than another, for in that, you despise the power of the grace of God to make all sinners who believe a holy people. He has chosen to work through many trespasses to bring grace to you.

Let all fall prostrate before Him whose hand alone has brought Him salvation. Say thank you.

God bless you always. Please do not forget to share this with your friends. Drop a comment or like by clicking on the star icon.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. oreoluwa650 says:

    Another part of a salvation story we all need to hear….Thanks for putting this into writing…I actually taught it was all about you when I first saw My Salvation Story 😂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Rowland says:

      I expected that 😂… And that’s why I totally took it away from me so that we all understand that no matter the story, the same grace was needed, the same sin was forgiven but we all may come to its realization at different times and levels.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. esther osore says:

    Thank you so much for shedding more light to this topic🥰

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Rowland says:

      Thank God for grace.
      You’re welcome 🤗


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