Salvation

The Problem:

Salvation’s precondition is sin: 

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Ro. 3:23)”. 

In the Garden Adam disobeyed God by eating the forbidden fruit (Gen. 3:6-8) and this separated the entire human race from God (Gen. 3:2-3; Ro. 5:12; 1Cor. 15:22).  The resulting spiritual death of Adam was passed to all (Ro. 5:12) through procreation (Ps. 51:5). Every member of the human race is a sinner and is in need of a Savior.  If this is not recognized, Christ is futile to you. 

 

The Solution:

God knew that Adam would choose sin, and therefore God created His plan to save man even before Adam was on earth.  God’s perfect plan involves sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on a cross for all of the sins of the world -past, present, and future (Ro. 5:8; 2Cor. 5:14-15; 1Pt. 2:24; 1Jn. 2:2).  Since Christ paid the penalty for sin, the only question for the unbeliever is, ‘What do you think of Christ?’ 

The Gospel means ‘Good News’ and is presented in the Bible in 1Cor. 15:3-4 “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.” 

The only act that needs to be accomplished by the unbeliever is, “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved…”  Acts 16:31

Salvation through faith or belief is secure throughout all eternity and cannot be abrogated (Eph. 1:13; Jn. 3:16; Jn. 11:25). 

No matter how often you sin in your Christian life God guarantees your transgressions will not be remembered:  “I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake; And I will not remember your sins.”  Isa. 43:25

Your behavior is not the issue in Salvation; only Faith alone in Christ alone:  “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast.”  (Eph. 2:8-9)

If you have never believed in Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, won’t you do that now?

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