The Good News & Shalom

A few years back, as I was studying and teaching through the Gospel of Mark, I learned that the Greek word for “salvation” (sozo) more literally meant “to be made whole.” That realization was a “light bulb” moment for me; forever changing my view of salvation.

Here is what I mean:

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). God created everything perfect, whole, complete; including man, whom He “created in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them” (Genesis 1:27).

At creation everything was perfect, whole and complete.

But then sin entered the world (Genesis 3). Continue reading