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|NASB||Titus 2:14 who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.|
|Titus 2:14 who [willingly] gave Himself [to be crucified] on our behalf to redeem us and purchase our freedom from all wickedness, and to purify for Himself a chosen and very special people to be His own possession, who are enthusiastic for doing what is good. [Deut 14:2; Ps 130:8; Ezek 37:23]|
|Subject: Savior from Sin|
Bible Note: "The nature of Christ's salvation is woefully misrepresented by the present-day 'evangelist.' He announces a Savior from hell rather than a Savior from sin.
"And that is why so many are fatally deceived, for there are multitudes who wish to escape the Lake of fire, who have no desire to be delivered from their carnality and worldliness!
"The very first thing said of Christ in the New Testament is -- 'You shall call His name Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sins.' (not from the wrath to come)
"Christ is a Savior for those realizing something of the exceeding sinfulness of sin, who feel the awful burden of it on their conscience, who loathe themselves for it, who long to be freed from its terrible dominion. And He is a Savior for no others.
"Were He to 'save from hell' those still in love with sin, He would be a minister of sin, condoning their wickedness and siding with them against God.
"What an unspeakably horrible and blasphemous thing with which to charge the Holy One!" --Arthur W. Pink
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