Who are saved?
All who choose to receive and believe Jesus’ eternal flesh and blood sacrifice of Himself receive His free gift of salvation. Saved from punishment, judgement, payment and guilt of all offences done against God and against each other.
In receiving Jesus they become a child of God. Born of Spirit having received His Spirit have their identity in Him. God will never cast them out, as it is not possible for God to deny Himself. Therefore a child of God receives eternal life, saved from evil, death and darkness.
In this life journey a child of God has a choice. To live in the victory Jesus died, rose and ascended into heaven to give in this world damaged by evil, or remain in bondage to selfish desires of the flesh. God does not interfere with free choice. If God’s people are not willing to ‘give over’ or surrender their selfish desires of power and control to the Father’s will, there is a blockage to experiencing the transforming power of the Spirit of God. This is no way for a Christian to live. However they are saved from judgement. Yet their works will be assessed as to whether they are of selfish desires or of the Spirit of God.
The unsaved are those who refuse to receive and believe in His eternal flesh and blood sacrifice of Himself. Having rejected Jesus they have rejected the only way to salvation. False witnesses testify they have received Jesus and have not. Jesus exposes their deception. As both have their identity in everything that opposes God and His Kingdom, destined for eternal darkness, forever in bondage to evil and darkness.
‘Humanity without God is a virtual world of empty illusions void of reality, truth and life.’ @ineverystep