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|Posté le: Sam 8 Juil - 23:55 (2017) Sujet du message: SALVATION IS FOR YOU AND YOUR HOUSEHOLD
The Book, “Salvation is for you and Your Household” is a timely book. We are in a generation where a father is against his son and the son against his father; a daughter against her mother and the mother against the daughter; a son against his mother and the mother against her son; a sister against the brother and the brother against the sister; the list can continue. The topic is as plain as it is complex. People have also mis -interpreted this topic and needs to be handled with care. To some people salvation becomes automatic once the father or mother becomes saved leading to the controversial issues of infant baptism. People have quoted the section in Acts 10: 48 where Cornelius and his household were commanded to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Similarly while Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit fell on the entire household of Cornelius. The argument is that no age limit was given for the house of Cornelius. In biblical parlance, it talks of the redeemer and the redeemed. Here, our rescue operator, Jesus Christ on the mission to rescue us has suffered and lost his own life in exchange for ours. “Just as the son of man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Matthew 20:28). This unmerited love by which the righteous one died for the unrighteous and damned humanity, is salvation. This fallen helpless man cannot even respond to this amazing grace (love) except when sensitized and quicken by the spirit. The answer Paul gave to the Jailer and Peter’s instruction on the day of Pentecost defines this salvation. “--------- Sirs, what must I do to be saved? They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved--you and your household”. (Acts 16:30-31). “Repent then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, and that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,”------- (Acts 3:19). The reality here is that many families have people who are born again but turn away from their families. That is what Pastor Ogboji is against here. Those are the facts x-rayed in this book. He has done this from two perspectives. The first are those who become born again and feel they do not want to associate with their relatives anymore. The second groups are those who become born again but are still afraid of being killed by their relatives through witchcraft, charm, occultism and other demonic means. The Bible states that Christians are seated far above all rule and authority, power and dominion and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come (Ephesians 1:21). The Bible also states that the Christian is no longer the one that lives but Christ lives in him (Galatians 2: 20). With these two verses and the reality contained therein, Christians have no bases of fear of demons, of witchcraft and in fact, any satanic vice. Christ that we carry inside of us cannot die a second time. Christ that we carry inside of us cannot be oppressed by satanic agents. That is the reality that Pastor John Ogboji has pointed out in this brief and punchy book. It is a must read for all who want to live above fear of demons and satanic forces that has pervaded our generation.
bound: 53 pages
publisher: Independently published (March 2, 2017)
isbn: 1520745052, 978-1520745053,
weight: 4.6 ounces (