God's Promise. Eternal Life. Liberation.

And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered. Joel 3:5.

Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: the Lord is my strength and my song; he is also become my salvation. Izaihah, 12:2

The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. The Lord upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down. The eyes of all wait upon Thee; and Thou givest them their meat in due season. Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing. Psalm 145:8, 14-16

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, long-suffering and ever faithful.(...) ... The Lord supports all who stumble and raises all who are bowed down. All raise their eyes to you in hope, and you give them their food when it is due. You open your hand and satisfy every living creature. Psalm 145:8, 14-16

Absolutely, God's allies have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve. Quran 10:62

Therefore, be patient, for God's promise is truth; ask forgiveness for your sin, and praise and glorify your Lord night and day. Quran 40:55

Those who say, "Our Lord is God", then maintain righteousness, the angels descend upon them saying, "You have nothing to fear, nor will you grieve. We deliver to you good news that Paradise awaits you." Quran 41:30

You will enjoy the fruit of your labours, you will be happy and prosperious. Within your house your wife will be like a fruitful vine; your sons round your table will be like olive samplings. Such is the blessing in store for him who fears the Lord. Psalm 128:2-4

This is a message; the righteous have deserved a beautiful destiny. The gardens of Eden will be wide open for them. Relaxing therein, they will enjoy many fruits and drinks. With them will be the most magnificent spouses. This is promised to you on the day of reckoning. Our provisions to you will never end. Quran 38:49-54

They will say, "Praise be to God, who removed our sorrows; our Lord is forgiving, appreciative. He placed us in this eternal abode, out of His grace. Never do we tire therein, nor do we suffer." Quran 35:34-35

The salvation of the just is from the Lord; their refuge in time of distress. The Lord helps and rescues them, rescues and saves them from the wicked, because in God they take refuge. Psalm 37:39-40

O you who believe, if you observe God, He will enlighten you, remit your sins, and forgive you. God possesses unlimited grace. Quran 8:29

(...) But God saves whomever He wills; for God is hearer, knower. Quran 24:21

In order to hope for salvation from God, man must stop beneath Christ's Cross. John Paul II, Crossing the Threshold of Hope, P.68.

Ultimately, only God can save man, but he expects man to cooperate. The fact that man can cooperate with God determines his authentic greatness. John Paul II, Crossing the Threshold of Hope, P.194.

Prayer can truly change your life. For it turns your attention away from yourself and directs your mind and heart toward the Lord. If we look only at ourselves, with our own limitations and sins, we quickly give way to sadness and discouragement. But if we keep our eyes fixed on the Lord, then our hearts are filled with hope, our minds are washed in the ligth of truth, and we come to know of fullnes of the Gospel with all its promise and life. John Paul II, The Wisdom of John Paul II, P.59.

Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy ways unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. Psalm 37:4-5

Bless the Lord, my soul, and forget none of his benefits. He satisfies me with all good in the prime of life, and my youth is renewed like an eagle's. The days of a mortal are as grass; he blossoms like a wild flower in the meadow: a wind passes over him, and he is gone, and his place knows him no more. But the Lord's love is for ever on those who fear him, and his righteousness on their posterity. Psalm 103: 2,5,15-17

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's. As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; (...) But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children. Psalm 103:2,5,15-17

O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker. Psalm 95:1,6

Yes, God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not be lost but may have eternal life. For God sent his son into the world not to condemn the world, but so that through him the world might be saved. John 3:16-17

Yes, it is my Father's will that whoever sees the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and that I shall raise him up on the last day. John 6:40

I tell you most solemnly, whoever listens to my words, and believes in the one who sent me, has eternal life; without being brought to judgement he has passed from death to life. John 5:24

Jesus replied: "Whoever drinks this water will get thirsty again; but anyone who drinks the water that I shall give will never be thirsty again; the water that I shall give will turn into a spring inside him, welling up to eternal life." John 4:13-14

You worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know; for salvation comes from the Jews. John 4:22

I am the resurection. If anyone believes in me, even though he dies he will live, and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this? John 11:25-26

And eternal life is this: to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. John 17:3

Thus, the humdrum duties and events of daily life become sacramental, shot through with eternal implications.  This is what we celebrate in the liturgy.  The *kairos,* 'the appointed time,' is *now.*  According to Paul, 'Now is the time of salvation,' that is, now is the time when the whole of the divine mercy is available.  Now is the time to risk further growth.  To go on growing is to be at the cutting edge of human evolution and of the spiritual journey.  The divine action may turn our lives upside-down; it may call us into various forms of service. Readiness for any eventuality is the attitude of one who has entered into the freedom of the Gospel.  Commitment to the new world that Christ is creating - the new corporate personality of redeemed humanity - requires flexibility and detachment:  the readiness to go anywhere or nowhere, to live or to die, to rest or to work, to be sick or to be well, to take up one service and to put down another.  Everything is important when one is opening to Christ-consciousness.  This awareness transforms our worldly concepts of security into the security of accepting, for love of God, an unknown future.  The greatest safety is to take that risk.  Everything else is dangerous."  Keating, Thomas.  The Mystery of Christ:  The Liturgy as Spiritual Experience. PP.  27-28.

(...) To everyone who received him, he gave power to become the children of God,' that is, to know their divine Source. This is the Mystery of the Word made flesh. Flesh does not merely mean skin and bones; it means the wordly values of the self-centered programs for happiness held firmly in place by conscious or unconscious habits or by overidentification with one's family, tribe or nation. Christ, by joining the human family, has subjected himself to the consequences of the flesh and at the same time introduced into it the principle of redemption from all pre-rational levels of consciousness. Our own development into higher states of consciousness is the cutting edge of the corporate personality of 'the Christ,' the gradual unfolding in time of the new Adam. Every act that is motivated by that vision - every healing of body, soul or social ill - is contributing to the growth of
the Body of Christ and hence to the pleroma. This will occur when enough individuals have entered into Christ-consciousness and made it their own.  Keating, Thomas. The Mystery of Christ: The Liturgy as Spiritual Experience.

Children, darkness reigns over the whole world. People are attracted by many things and they forget about the more important … Many people now live without faith; some don't even want to hear about Jesus, but they still want peace and satisfaction! Children, here is the reason why I need your prayer: prayer is the only way to save the human race. Our Lady of Medjugorie, July 30, 1987. Words from Heaven, P. 45.

You should be filled with joy! Today, Jesus died for your salvation. He descends to Hell and opens the gates of Paradise. Let joy reign in your hearts! Our Lady of Medjugorie, April 20, 1984. Words from Heaven, P.67.

Prayer is the only way to save the human race. Our Lady of Medjugorie, July 30, 1987. Words from Heaven, P.82.

God, out of love for man, has sent me among you to show you the path of salvation, the path of love. If you do not first love God, then you will neither be able to love neighbor nor the one you hate. Therefore, little children, pray and through prayer you will discover love. (..) Our Lady of Medjugorie, April 25, 1995. Words from Heaven, P.278.

(…) Pray in order to understand that you all, through your life and your example, ought to collaborate in the work of salvation. Little children, I wish that all people convert and see me and my Son, Jesus, in you. (...) In helping the other, your soul will also find salvation. (…) Our Lady of Medjugorie, May 25, 1996. Words from Heaven, P.283.

A Bodhisattva resolves: I take upon myself the burden of all suffering (...). I have made the vow to save all beings (...). The whole world of living beings I must rescue, from the terrors of birth-and-death, from the jungle of false views (...). Because it is surely better that I alone should be in pain that all these beings should fall into states of woe. From a Mahayana Buddhism writing: quoted after Novak Philip, The World's Wisdom, P.81.

He who accepts gladly the suffering of this world brings salvation to the world. Talmud, Ta'an, 8a.

(…) I need your prayers because I have great plans. (…) I have repeated that many times in my messages. I need you. Because of that, pray, pray with the heart! Our Lady of Medjugorie, October 31, 1988. P.292.

(...) Word is the highest End. When that sacred Word is known, all longings are fulfilled. It is the supreme means of salvation: it is the help supreme. Katha Upanishad, quoted after: Novak Philip, The World Wisdom, P.17.

(...) Is it not taught that faith is the only entrance (to salvation)? There is the rope! (...) Our hearts ache and our sleeves are wet (with tears) until we see face to face the tender figure of the One, who says to us, "I am thy Father." Nichiren (1222-1282), A Japanese Buddhist, quoted after: Novak Philip, The World Wisdom, P.86.

The vast world was made that you might use your intelligence to acquire knowledge of the Spirit, knowledge about Self. Just one thought may redeem you. Paramahansa Yogananda, Man's Eternal Quest, P.96.

Everyone will eventually find salvation, but those who tarry on the way fall into the ditch of indifference. Indifference prevents man from realizing how important it is to find God now, in this moment. Paramahansa Yogananda, Man's Eternal Quest, P.180.

You will go to hell if you seek your own salvation! Seek the salvation of others if you want to reach the Highest. Kill out the desire for personal mukti. This is the greatest spiritual discipline. Work, my children, work with your whole heart and soul! (...) Vivekananda, quoted in: Nikhilananda, Vivekananda, A Biography, P.149.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves: “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous. But actually who are you not to be. You are a child of God. Your playing yourself down does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us. It is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear our presence automatically liberates others”. This was part of Nelson Mandela’s speech when he was made President of South Africa, but in fact, they were not his own words, he was quoting Marianne Williamson. The passage is titled “Return to Love.” Submitted by Aleksandra,

Truly the great problem is the salvation of those who, being good, think they have no further need to be saved and imagine their task is to make others "good" like themselves. Thomas Merton, Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander, P.170.

Christ was not condemned to death by the divine justice. He came into the world, was made man in order to live perfectly as man, in the freedom and truth of man, to do what was fitting for man, and thus to save other men. (...) He could justly have used his power to save man in some other way, but He preferred explicitly to save man by a renunciation of power. Therefore He willingly and freely underwent death. The Father willed the salvation of man but left Christ entirely free to choose His own means. Thomas Merton, Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander, P.341.

(...) If you want to be saved, whenever you go to see anybody do not speak until he asks you something. Thomas Merton. The Wisdom of the Desert. P.70.

In a Buddhist context, salvation lies in freeing oneself from suffering by practicing the Buddha's teachings. Inherently, human beings are all perfect. They simply don't realize their perfection. Individual actions can have harmful effects, but there's no concept in Buddhism analogous to the Christian one of original sin. Jack Maguire. (2001). Essential Buddhism. P.72.

(....) salvation is won on this earth, that it is the salvation of the whole man by the whole man (...) The Writings of Jean-Paul Sartre. Vol.2. P.172.

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