Will Your Faith Lead You to Salvation?

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Will Your Faith Lead You to Salvation? Martin Luther once said, “all who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired”. This idea is originated in the bible and has been adopted into everyday life. Jesus Healing the Blind Beggar (Luke 18:35-43). This story begins with Jesus traveling to Jericho, where there is a blind man sitting by the roadside begging, he hears a loud crowd and starts asking what was going on. They told him that “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by” (18:37). Once he hears this news he starts crying to Jesus to have mercy on him, despite the people around him began him to be silent. Jesus hears the blind man’s cry and commands that he be…show more content…
Due to the fact that the blind beggar is irrelevant or dirty, the disciples feel that he is not worthy of Jesus, so they want to keep him pushed to the side (Kodell 969). Kodell further explains that the evangelists continue on another level, the Church is very holy and sanctified and the beggar wants to be included and present with Jesus on his journey (969). This illustration is perfect because he shows how “the people walking in front” are depicted the Pharisees and other high participants in The Church. These people usually undermine the people who are insignificant, instead of looking to include those who need God most. Ironically, people like the beggar are who show faith in the Lord Jesus Christ because they are open to learn about that salvation and what it means. Even though he is blind, he has internal sight of the Lords abundance of grace and compassion, so that allows him to call out his name “Son of David”. Once he is able to reach Jesus, he then calls him Lord, a sign of respect and understanding of who Jesus really was and how much power he possessed (969). Due to his astounding faith in Jesus he is healed from blindness, so in Mark and Luke Gospels he proclaims “Your faith has saved you” (Mk.10:52, Lk.20:42). This work of Jesus opens the eyes of not just the beggar in a literal sense but also the eyes of the crows who was so unaccepting to the
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