God & His Salvation
The Problem for all Mankind:
We all like to achieve and accomplish great things. We like to think that we are good people and that, despite our mistakes, good things will happen to us if we try to do good things for others. The Bible teaches otherwise.
- Romans 3:10, 23: “There is no one righteous, not even one;”…”for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
- We all are sinners and God who is holy, has promised to punish sin with death, physically and eternally. Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death.”
- We live, we die, and we face God’s judgment. Hebrews 9:27: “It is appointed to men to die once, and after this comes judgment.” In Matthew 25:41, Jesus says, “Depart from me, you who are cursed: in the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.”
The Solution God Offers Us
The Son of God became the perfect sacrifice for sinners, bearing our guilt, taking the full brunt of God’s wrath and punishment by suffering the cruel death by crucifixion, although He had done no wrong. He was buried but rose from the dead on the third day, overcoming the curse and power of death.
- Romans 5:6: “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this; while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
- II Corinthians 5:21: “God made him who had no sin, to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”
- John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
- I John 1:9: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
- John 17:3: “Now this is eternal life that they may know you, the only true God and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.”
- When we approach the God of our universe through humble repentance and faith in Jesus Christ, the only way of salvation, we enjoy an acceptance that never fails. Matthew 11:28: “Come unto me, all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
- Consider eternity. How dreadful is Hell? How delightful is Heaven? Hebrews 4:7b: “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.”