THINK CAREFULLY ABOUT the following question please.
Is there ever a time—in all of the Bible—when God confined salvation—to just ONE location?
Let’s explore this together with an open mind and open Bible (cf. Acts 17:11).
Please read the following chapter and then answer the questions listed below—Exodus 12:
- WHAT was God going to do to the land of Egypt? v. 12
- WHERE exactly were the children of Israel to be on the night of the first Passover? v. 22
- HOW were the children of Israel to prepare for the Passover? vv. 3-11
- WHERE exactly was salvation found on this first Passover? vv. 22-23
- WHAT would happen to anyone who left their house on the night of the first Passover? vv. 22
- WHO died/perished on the night of the first Passover? vv. 29-30
- WHAT did God do when He saw the lamb’s blood on the door posts and lintel of each house? vv. 11, 13, 23
- WHAT IF an Egyptian had watched Moses and the Israelites as they placed lamb’s blood on their door posts and lintels and this individual asked, “Moses, do you think you and the rest of the Israelites are the only ones who are going to be saved (or spared) in Egypt tonight?” WHAT would/could Moses have said?
- WOULD it have been arrogant for Moses to tell the Egyptian that salvation was confined to just one place (i.e., inside the house)? Would it have been wrong or unloving for Moses to tell the Egyptian that “God told me that salvation was found only in the house?” (Explain your answer).
- If it was neither arrogant, wrong, nor unloving, for Moses to tell an Egyptian that salvation was confined to just one place (i.e., the house) back at the first Passover, would it be arrogant, wrong, or unloving for a Christian to say that “God tells us through His Word that salvation is found only in one place (i.e., the church) today? 1 Tim. 3:15; Mat. 16:13-18; Acts 2:47; 20:28; Eph. 1:22-23; 4:4; Col. 1:18