Safari Mission, a nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa, teaches about redemption. We teach that Christ has made us clean and free from sin and guilt. This freedom comes from abandoning our own works and self-righteousness. God’s standard is so high that we can’t reach it by ourselves. This is why Christ came-to show us the way and pay that sacrifice for redemption.
Romans says that Christ died for us and paid for our redemption while we were yet sinners. Jesus said he didn’t come for righteous people; he came to seek and save the lost. He gave it to us while we were still sinners, and had done nothing to deserve any of it. Safari Mission, a nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa, believes in redemption and teaches this.
The other side of the gospel is our response to redemption. A lot of people want to focus only on the gift that God gave us, which is our redemption. But Safari Mission, a nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa, believes that there is a proper response to what Christ has done for us, and it’s our response toward God and fellow man. It has to do with our conversation, or our lifestyle—the way we conduct our everyday life.
Our nonprofit mission organization has been teaching redemption from the Bible for many years. Many of the epistles in the New Testament speak both of the gift of God, which is redemption in Christ, as well as how we should behave in response to that gift of redemption. The redemption of Christ has not given us the freedom to do whatever we want. This is where some Christians miss the mark and detract from the whole council of God, because they do not teach the response that is necessary to God’s free gift of redemption. Safari Mission, a nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa, believes in the whole council of God, or all of the balance that scripture gives to the Christian life—redemption and our response to it.
The Bible says that all who have sinned without the law will be judged without the law. The Gentiles will perish without the law, and everyone who sinned under the law will be judged by it. But Jews and Gentiles all together are considered to have been under sin. We know that we cannot be righteous or get redemption by our actions, even those of us that are considered to be at the highest standard of morality, even those like Billy Graham or other famous ministers who teach others about redemption.
Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness, as the Bible says. And Safari Mission a nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa teaches that we can’t reach that standard of righteousness for our redemption on our own, but through Christ we are made righteous and have been given redemption. Through Christ, the standard is met and we enter into the favor and forgiveness of God, the free gift of redemption.
We can, like Abraham, believe God and what He has done. By trusting in Him, the standard of His righteousness becomes our righteousness and redemption. He doesn’t see me based on what I have done in my own works, He sees Christ’s righteousness, which can’t be improved upon. Our redemption is complete. His righteousness in redemption becomes my righteousness so I can step boldly before God because of what Christ has done, not what I have done, because I have been given that level of redemption in God’s eyes.
This is the redemption message that Safari Mission a nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa teaches about. This is the redemption message of the gospel. This is the message of redemption. We have all of these free gifts from God (righteousness, the Holy Spirit, the gifts and fruit of the spirit) because of what Christ has done alone, not because of anything we have done.
Chapter five of Romans says “if because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.”
Christ did not have to pay 98% for our gifts and we have to pay 2% of it—that’s not free. That’s a purchase. That’s a discount. He paid it all. Safari Mission, a nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa, teaches this truth about redemption in Bible schools in East Africa and around the world.
Safari Mission a nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa teaches that when you fully trust in Christ alone for your salvation and redemption, you obtain peace with God. You are given that redemption.
We do not make it into heaven based on what we do. Christ’s sacrifice is the only way to get in. It doesn’t depend on our actions to make it in, it depends on our faith in Him. Our nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa Safari Mission preaches this biblical redemption message.
However, in many of the epistles, the message does not stop with the gift of Christ. There is an encouragement, a direction to respond to God’s goodness in offering us redemption. Paul writes, “I appeal to you brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice.” Presenting our bodies as a living sacrifice doesn’t produce salvation or redemption, yet when we understand salvation or redemption, it should cause us to do the things that the epistles mention in response. Safari mission a nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa teaches this in our Bible schools because we want people to remember what the word says, that we are not to be conformed to this world, but to be transformed, living in the good, pleasing, and acceptable will of God in our redemption. That’s directly out of the Bible.
There are several ways we are to respond to the gospel’s message of redemption. The Bible says to love others. It also says to let every person be subject to the governing authorities. That’s speaking of the government, and it applies to all of us, even if or when we don’t like the President at the time. Remember when the Bible was written, there were emperors, not presidents. And some of them were exceedingly wicked, and yet the Biblical response to these people is that we are subject to them. Safari Mission a nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa believes that we are to respect our leaders and pray for them.
There are other commandments, all of them are summed up in “you shall love your neighbor as yourself”, and this is something we must do. We must accept our salvation and redemption as a free gift, as well as healing, prosperity, and the Holy Spirit. But we at Safari Mission a nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa know that we cannot focus on that alone. We must also focus on what our response to the gospel should be. This is to live in respect for and to walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him and desiring to please Him in all things. We are to be imitators of God, and walk in this world as He would, because we are His children.
We are to look like Him, and be His sons and daughters in the Earth, walking in our redemption and the character of God.