Jesus said to Zacchaeus, "This day is salvation come to this house... ...For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost."
Now, the question is: Please, was Zacchaeus saved on that very day? The Master clearly said salvation came to his house that very day! Jesus had not yet died, spilled blood, yet salvation came to Zacchaeus? And he was so spiritually transformed, "born from above" (born again) that he said, "Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold."
I'm telling you beloveds, if you really want to understand the entire package gospel of "The Kingdom", please look no further. Just look at Jesus Christ and his teachings! Jesus taught what we must do to be saved and he also taught what we must do to KNOW the Father, grow in grace and to "build" the kingdom.
When it comes to the topic of salvation, please, don't look to Paul and some prominent Apostles who walked with Jesus. They understood it partially and it shows in their letters. Even Jesus pointed out, on different occasions how that his Apostles did not fully understand what he was saying, teaching or doing. These same men did not magically understand everything after he ascended. They had to learn and grow as they walked with God - just like you and I today. We don't know it all magically, even after 10, 20, 50 years of walking with the Lord. To know more, you must apply yourself. You must submit yourself to the ministry of the Spirit of Truth - always.
8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.
9 And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.
10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
..So, people keep asking, "Then why did Jesus die?" I gave explanations here:
"What is Salvation and Why the Cross?" https://cmcjesushub.blogspot.com/2018/11/what-is-salvation-and-why-cross.html
"Syncretism in Christianity's Soteriology" https://cmcjesushub.blogspot.com/2018/01/syncretism-in-christianitys-soteriology.html
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- Pastor Karo