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Understanding Salvation

JOHN 3:16-17
"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. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved."

The judgement of mankind has already been set in place. Without Christ, mankind is destined to die once and live out eternity in Hell, Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."

We are all sinners. Since Adam we have all been handed down, generation after generation, the sin nature. We cannot avoid it. This sin nature is what separates us from God. The idea here is not to judge someone or place the blame of sin on any one person. God gave us all a free will to choose to sin or not. Just as God gave Adam a free will to make his choice. Yes, we are all sinners but we do not have to live out our lives in sin and in fear of Hell. There is an escape. Just as God provided the way for the Israelites to escape Egypt, in the book of Exodus, he provides a way for us to escape the clutches of Hell.

John 14:6, "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." Jesus Christ is our escape. He is the way to salvation, the only way. He is the bridge between us and the Father in Heaven.

We are not saved by works. There is nothing we can physically do. Christ has done everything. Salvation comes through understanding:

1. Admit you are a sinner.
Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."

Romans 5:12 "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:"
1 John 1:10 "If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us."

2. Be willing to turn from sin (repent).
Luke 13:5 "I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish."
Acts 17:30 "And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:"

3. Believe that Jesus Christ's death, burial, and resurrection was for you.
Romans 5:8 "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
Romans 10:9 "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."

4. Through prayer, invite Jesus into your heart.

Romans 10:10 "For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."
Romans 10:13 "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."

There is no one prayer of salvation. Salvation is a change of the heart, mind, body, and soul. It is a submission to the Word of God, to his Son Jesus Christ, and to the Father in Heaven in all things.

We hope this section of the site has helped you today. Whether you are now a newborn Christian or a Christian confirming your salvation we hope you made a choice. We are not promised tomorrow or even the next second. Sometimes life, with it's many distraction, can cause us to ignore the Lord when He is talking to us. Please do not let this opportunity leave you. Acts 24:24-25, we learn of Felix the governor and his opportunity to accept the Lord into his heart. He decided that the time was not right, he wished to wait for a more convenient season. As far as we know that time never came again for Felix. The Lord does not sit around waiting on us. We must seize the day!

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