The Gift of Salvation
Mankind’s destiny is tied to his Creator, the Lord Jesus Christ. God is a merciful, loving, and gracious God. It is the desire of God that all people reestablish fellowship with Him, because mankind was created to be in fellowship with God. Mankind was created to fellowship with God and bring him glory and honor.
“Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.” (Revelation 4:11)
“Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.” (1 Timothy 2:4)
There is none righteous…
Mankind was created to be in fellowship with God; however, a person’s sin keeps them from being in a right relationship with God. Sin is breaking God’s law. The Bible says that everyone has sinned. Because we have all sinned, we cannot rely on ourselves or our works for our salvation.
“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:” (Romans 3:10)
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” (Romans 3:23)
Adam was the first person that God created. He chose to sin against God and caused all of mankind to be cursed with mortality and spiritual death (broken fellowship with God).
“For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.” (1 Corinthians 15:22)
The penalty for sin is death…
The punishment for our sin is eternal separation from God (death). Not only do we die physically (when our soul separates from our body), but we also die a second death (Revelation 20:14) when our soul is separated from God for all eternity in the lake of fire.
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
“Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity:” (Habakkuk 1:13)
“And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” (Revelation 20:15)
What Jesus Christ did for YOU
God loves us so much that he sent his Son to pay the price for our sin. Jesus Christ took the punishment for our sins in our place, so that we can be justified through his righteousness. To be a propitiation means to be an appeasement. Christ’s death on the cross appeased God’s judgment on our sin.
“Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;” (Romans 3:25)
“To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. (2 Corinthians 5:19)”
Christ rose from the dead.
“Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly;” (Acts 10:40)
Jesus Christ never sinned and he is the only one ever able to provide a sacrifice for the sins of mankind and bring a person back into fellowship with God.
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6)
The Bible says that eternal life is a Gift of God and it only comes through Jesus Christ. Gifts can be refused or received. It is the responsibility of each individual person to accept or refuse this gift from God.
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
How to Receive God’s Gift
“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.” (Romans 10:9)
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13)
“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31b)
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)
By believing in who Jesus Christ is and what he did for you, you can know that you are forgiven in God’s eyes and redeemed by the cross of Christ. If you choose to accept this gift of eternal life from God, you can tell Him through prayer.
“Dear Lord, I admit that I am a sinner and have fallen short of God’s righteousness. I cannot provide the payment for my sin. Jesus Christ’s death on the cross provided a perfect payment for my sin. I believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead and overcame death. I place my trust fully in the work of Jesus Christ and humbly put my faith in him to forgive me of my sin. Thank you for saving me. Amen.”
If you have any questions
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