Salvation

Salvation is only possible through the Blood of Christ. Some common questions that you might be asking yourself…

Q1. I consider myself a “good person,” won’t that be enough? 

Romans 3:23: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God

Do you see that word “All?” All doesn’t mean some, most, few, – It means All! Everyone!

Romans 3:10: As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one

Romans 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

The creator of the universe is HOLY. “God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.” 1John 1:5. He has set laws in place for us to obey. These laws begin with the 10 Commandments. While you might consider yourself ‘good’ compared to most people, how do you measure up against His law? Have you ever told a lie? Then you are a liar. “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” James 2:10. Disobedience to God is sin.

Q2. Is Sin really that big of a deal? If so, what Hope is there? 

Romans 6:23  For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Disobedience to an infinite eternal God deserves an infinite eternal consequence. God shows us His character and His laws in his creation, the world around us. He has also written his laws in our hearts, on our conscience. He has given us his Word – the Bible. No good judge would let the guilty go free, the criminal go unpunished. Neither can a holy righteous God allow sinful man to go unpunished. But God Loves man whom he has made in his image and He has provided a way of escape from eternal damnation by sending his only son to die in our place.

Q3. After all of the things I’ve done wrong, How could He willingly die for me? 

Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

While he died on the cross, he was mocked, spit upon, and cursed. Yet Jesus cried out, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do…” (Luke 23:34). With such love, Jesus died in your place… knowing every evil act, word, and thought you would commit. What powerful love! He loves you unconditionally even to the point of death when you are at your worst! I know – Because He’s done this for me.

Q4. How can I be saved? 

Romans 10:9-10  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

You can never be saved by trying to be a good person, nor can you be saved through any amount of ‘good works’.

Ephesians 2:8-9  For by grace have you been saved by faith. And that, not of yourselves. It is the gift of God, not of works. Lest any man should boast.

You and I can be saved only by confessing our sins and placing our faith in God’s son, Jesus Christ who died and paid for our sins on the cross. The first step toward repentance is true sorrow for what we’ve done wrong.

2 Corinthians 7:10  For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

What is the difference between worldly sorrow and Godly sorrow? Worldly sorrow is more like the regret of a criminal who’s just been caught whereas godly sorrow is the deep remorse or conviction that produces a change in direction. Have you ever felt convicted after doing something wrong? The Bible says that the Holy Spirit is the one that convicts us of our sin.

Q5. Did He Hear Me? Did he accept me? 

Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

If you’ve prayed a prayer of repentance from your heart, and admitted your need for the Lord to save you from you sins. If you’ve acknowledged that Christ died on the cross for your sins, did not remain in the grave, but 3 days later rose from the dead (Mark 16), so that you may be a new creature in Christ (2 Corinithians 5:17). He most certainly did hear you! The price for your sin has been paid in full and it is God’s promise to receive all who come to Him by placing their faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

Q6. What do I do now? 

Your journey as a child of the King of Kings has just begun! You must begin by spending time daily in prayer and in God’s Word, the Bible. You must also find fellowship with other believers in a Church that teaches and preaches the Bible. You should also now confess Jesus, your savior before men. Share about your new faith in Christ with your family, coworkers and others whom God has placed on your daily path.

If you have done this – Please let me know by leaving a comment or by emailing me! I would love to rejoice with you!

Siggy

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