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Phrasing A Thought

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by salzer mtn, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. salzer mtn

    salzer mtn Well-Known Member

    Dec 24, 2012
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    I sometimes wonder when we use a phrase describing an event, if the way we say it brings glory to God or confussion to the listener. One phrase comes to mind when used in a sentence, I got saved. Correct me if i'm wrong but wouldn't it sound better if one said, the Lord saved me. You may say, what's the difference ? To me all the difference in the world. If a person say's, the Lord saved me, it gives glory to his grace. If i say, i got saved, it would seem this statement builds an oppinion around what the recipient did rather than what he recieved, so the phrase draws attention to works rather than grace. Example: When i went to church last Sunday, the Lord saved me. When i went to church last Sunday, i got saved.
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  2. annsni

    annsni Administrator

    May 30, 2006
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    Well, proper grammar I believe would say "I was saved" rather than "I got saved". :)

    But I like to use "I was saved".
  3. Mexdeaf

    Mexdeaf New Member

    Mar 14, 2005
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    I prefer to say He saved me. But that's just me. There's a hundred different ways to say it with a dozen different words.

    My biggest concern is that folks understand what "saved" means. To too many it means: "I prayed a prayer", "I went forward and prayed with someone and they told me I was saved" (happened to me!), "I was baptized", etc.

    Too few folks realize that "salvation" is the beginning of a relationship with Christ. If there is no relationship, there is NO SALVATION- period.
  4. kyredneck

    kyredneck Well-Known Member
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    Jul 28, 2009
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    Amen to that much of it!

    On another note:

    And with many other words he testified, and exhorted them, saying, Save yourselves from this crooked generation. Acts 2:40

    How does that passage jive with the concept of 'the Lord saved me'?
    #4 kyredneck, Feb 20, 2013
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