Sunday, July 18, 2021
The Helmet of Salvation - Nathan Rages
Eph. 6:17 "and take the helmet of salvation..."
The helmet of salvation is how we Christians think about the fact that we are saved by a wonderful Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Our salvation includes all three "tenses", and we need to think rightly about each one:
1. Salvation Past. "I have been saved." Justification. Eph. 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;
2. Salvation Present. "I am now being saved (gradually)." Sanctification. 2Cor. 2:15 For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing;
3. Salvation Future. "I will be saved (perfectly)." Glorification. Rom. 13:11 Do this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed.