By Lauren Abraham
Communication Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (Ephesians 6:10-12)
The helmet of salvation is another part of the armor of God that Paul discusses in Ephesians 6. In the Roman army, the helmet served as protection for the head. It was a vital piece of the armor, as an attack to the head could result in instant death.
What is Salvation?
For Christians, to receive salvation is to be delivered from our sins and the harmful consequences that come along with them. Jesus Christ paid the ultimate price by being crucified on the cross so that we might have eternal life if we believe in Him. The consequence we deserve is death, but Christ stood in for us out of His great love.
We can receive salvation if we confess our sins and believe in God’s Word. John 5:24 says, “Very truly I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.” Salvation is not something we can work toward. Rather, it is a free gift we receive if we believe in God.
We can find peace when we acknowledge the sacrifice Christ made for us. While this world is corrupt and filled with sin, our salvation acts like a helmet in the way it protects our minds.
As Christians, we are not to be of this world. Romans 12:2 says, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
When we put on the helmet of salvation, we can avoid sinful thoughts and understand what is good and true. When we forget to do this, we are susceptible to thoughts that are planted in us by the enemy, who seeks to harm our walk with Christ.
I encourage you to put on the helmet of salvation in your daily life so that you may be confident in Christ. Remember that in order to keep it secured, we must fully submit to His ways. When God is on our side, there is no battle we cannot face in this world.
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