The Defining Moment
The first step in truly accepting the gospel of salvation is not only just hearing it, but coming to the realization that it is true, that it is real. It is not a fairytale; it is not a myth. It refers to an actual historical figure named Jesus and an actual historical event that he both died on a cross for our sins and was physically raised from the dead. The defining moment is not just hearing about the grace of God; it is believing in the grace of God which brings salvation.
It may sound contradictory, but we really do believe in a God who is unbelievable and in this magnificent book, Paul tells us that what God has done for his people is unbelievable and what God wants to do through his people is unbelievable. God has taken the lowliest of the low and raised them to the highest of the heights. Just as in the beginning, God created something out of nothing. God in his magnificent grace claimed that which was lost, raised that which was dead, redeemed that which was enslaved, restore that which was broken and reconciled that which was separated.