I love to write about what salvation means, and have written previously about the human trinity, capacity and opportunity, freedom and the Kingdom of God. This article brings these concepts together again and looks at how salvation changes us, providing the fuel needed by our decision engine.
In so many ways, what we believe about ourselves frames what we believe about God and his Good News to transform us and liberate us. Salvation implies leaving the old behind, and embracing the new; that’s the transformation. It also implies Freedom, as we were captives before, and now we are free; that’s the liberation.So, what is the context of this change, or, Who Am I? And then what is this transformation and liberation, or, What Changes? If we can answer these two questions we can get to the heart of Freedom, the very purpose of the Good News.
Who Am I?
We are each a trinity of intellect, emotions and spirit. We are created by God in his image, as points of spiritual light that represent a life of great value, individuality, potential, capacity and opportunity in the eyes of God our maker and father. Our father longs for us, seeking and calling us, and desiring most of all to establish a meeting of his trinity, with ours. A meeting of the minds, an understanding of thoughts and emotions, and a joining of spirits. In other words, intimacy and relationship.