GET SAVED--Jesus came to SAVE!
His Salvation means:
Forgiveness of your sins, and the Promise of Heaven!
Here is the simple truth of the Bible's message of Salvation in Jesus Christ:
All Are Separated From God
The Bible informs us, that we have all been separated from God by sin.
(Romans 3:23; 5:12/ Isaiah 59:2)
Doomed, But Given A Way Out
Under God’s righteous Law, the cost of sin is death. Since we have all sinned before God, we are doomed to be separated from Him, forever suffering the torments of Hell.
But there is Great News: By trusting in JESUS CHRIST there is forgiveness and eternal life.
(Romans 6:23/ Isaiah 53:5)
The Gospel Of Jesus Christ
Even though we are sinners, God chose to redeem a people to Himself. So He sent His only Son, JESUS, to die in our place, that we might be reconciled back to Him. JESUS is our Salvation from the wrath that we deserve. (Romans 5:8-11/ Isaiah 53:8)
But, You Must Repent and Believe
You must repent of your sins and believe in your heart that JESUS died for you, and that God raised Him from the dead. Then confessing that Jesus is Lord, you are forgiven of your sins, and when you leave this earth, you will go to Heaven to be with Him forever. (Romans 10:9-10/ Isaiah 53:11b)
“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved...”
--Acts 16:31 (Nkjv)
"There is no greater message to be heard than that which we call the gospel. The gospel is called the ‘good news’ because it addresses the most serious problem that you and I have as human beings, and that problem is simply this: God is holy and He is just, and I’m not. And at the end of my life, I’m going to stand before a just and holy God, and I’ll be judged. And I’ll be judged either on the basis of my own righteousness–or lack of it–or the righteousness of another. The good news of the gospel is that Jesus lived a life of perfect righteousness, of perfect obedience to God, not for His own well being but for His people. He has done for me what I couldn’t possibly do for myself. But not only has He lived that life of perfect obedience, He offered Himself as a perfect sacrifice to satisfy the justice and the righteousness of God.
For God to forgive you is a very costly matter. It cost the sacrifice of His own Son. So valuable was that sacrifice that God pronounced it valuable by raising Him from the dead–so that Christ died for us, He was raised for our justification. So the gospel is something objective. It is the message of who Jesus is and what He did. And it also has a subjective dimension. How are the benefits of Jesus subjectively appropriated to us? How do I get it? The Bible makes it clear that we are justified by faith–and by faith alone. The only way you can receive the benefit of Christ’s life and death is by putting your trust in Him–and in Him alone. You do that, you’re declared just by God, you’re adopted into His family, you’re forgiven of all of your sins, and you have begun your pilgrimage for eternity." -R.C. Sproul
To put your faith in action, be sure to spend time with God by reading your Bible, praying, and telling others about Christ. Church is where Christians learn to do these things, so it's vital to get plugged in to a spiritually thriving fellowship!
E-mail Pastor Mike if you have any questions about faith in Jesus Christ.
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