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Reflective Essay On Salvation

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In the Eyes of a Child

Salvation is the deliverance from sin and its consequences, believed by Christians to be brought about by faith in Christ. There comes a time in people’s lives, when their perception changes on various things that they previously looked at differently. In the story, “Salvation” by Langston Hughes, Langston is pretty much forced upon being saved, with that his viewpoint of his aunt, God, specifically “Religion” changes abruptly.
Hearing many stories from my great-grandparents, grandparents, and even my parents, it is quite evident church was not a choice. Not going to church or being involved in the church never once came across their mind. My elders and many other older women and men look at church much more than just church. With the connection with Christ, the church as a whole was a family. In today’s society, children have their own opinions about church. Growing up in the 90’s, my grandparents and mom had instilled Christian ethics and moralities in me. I was very involved in our church, from: Youth choir, Ushering, participating in pageants, Bible Study, and Christmas and Easter speeches. Anything I could possibly join and participant in my mom made sure I was there. Unlike some children, I honestly loved church, mostly because my friends were there. As a child I knew about Christ and the Bible, however my perception of Christ and Religion was way off. Too afraid to ask anyone, I just went and sat by my friends not really paying attention to what the sermon was about. In the story when it came time for Langston’s time to get saved, he was confused on a lot of things about Christ. He got saved for the sake of his aunt, church family, and society just like many other children including myself. “Sa...

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...ll. However, unlike the children at my church there are many children around the world that do not know much about God, they are just pleasing others. With no guidance, you just see church as an event to attend, and believing in God is something you have to believe in. With wisdom, you start to see the importance of Church and Christ. Nothing can be forced upon anyone, they have to find it and actually have a full understanding of it themselves.
Salvation is deliverance from sin and its consequences, believed by Christians to be brought about by faith in Christ. There comes a time in people’s lives, when their perception changes on various things that they previously looked at differently. In the story, “Salvation” by Langston Hughes, Langston is pretty much forced upon being saved, with that his viewpoint of his aunt, God, specifically “Religion” changes abruptly.
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