Acts 4:12: Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.
If you are an unbeliever and have no inkling of the word of God, right now you might fairly exclaim within your own heart, “saved? saved from what?”
From what is what Paul the Apostle spoke of in Ephesians 4:17
Ephesians 4:17-19 King James Version (KJV)
“This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind.”
The earth is the Lords and all it contains, and God built the earth, put men on it.
Genesis 1:28; And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
God had a plan and a purpose for all man kind, that we should live a holy life, that we should be a people after his own heart, being created in his likeness and his image. (does the apple fall far from the tree?)
Well it seems like in the case of humanity it has fallen very far from the tree, and God instituted a plan once again that we might all be brought back to our roots. You see the bible says in Ecclesiastes 7:29, I have discovered that God made people upright, but they pursued many schemes. The scheme of evolution was to drag people farther away from the tree of life from which we came, that tree being in this case, God who created man in his image and likeness.
So the futility of the mind Paul spoke of includes every thing, every thought, and deed that is futile and non profitable for everlasting eternal life. You may think as I did many years ago “Agh I don’t want to life for ever! life is hard! And I am having such a rough time with it so no I don’t want eternal life. But thats not the point of eternal life, God will not leave us as we are, but through the “Salvation of Jesus Christ” we will be reborn transferred from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of the son of God. No longer to live from day to day with no more understanding, hope or reason than the creatures of the earth that cannot seek the face, seek the heart of their creator, not being made in his image, or likeness.
So there is hope, and there is a name by which we must be saved. (Jesus Christ) call on him today. You need no pastor, you need no preacher, he who created you from the depths and desires of his heart, has ears to hear, and he will hear.
The salvation I speak of is the only hope of glory for God sent his son to bring it to us all who soever would believe. That glory, the glory of eternal life begins here, and now, and is far greater than and human desire or dream can reach and will last forever.
Believe today, and be saved