Without Hell, from what does Jesus save?
Even the most liberal Christians say that sin is inescapable. So Jesus cannot be saving me from sin.
If one were to exclude consideration of the eternal state, faith in Jesus has other benefits.
- Knowledge of truth.
John 8:31-32 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If
ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye
shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
- Freedom from the compulsive power of sin.
Romans 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to
obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death,
or of obedience unto righteousness?
- An increase in the knowledge of the will of God.
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed
by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and
acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
- A new mind.
Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ
- The Holy Spirit as a guarantee.
2 Corinthians 1:22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of
the Spirit in our hearts.
- The ministry of the Holy Spirit.
John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the
Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring
all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
- Freedom from worldly entanglement.
1 John 2:15-16 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the
world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in
him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the
lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is
of the world.