The Gospel of Salvation

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“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved….That Christ died for our sins…was buried, and that He rose again the third day…” (1 Corinthians. 15:1-4).

The most critical issue every person will ever face concerns their relationship with God; thankfully, God has not left us wondering where we stand.

Why Do I Need to Be Saved:  No matter how good anyone believes they are, the fact is we have all sinned (Romans 3:23; 5:12; Ephesians 2:3), and our sin makes us unrighteous and separates us from God.  A JUST God MUST require payment for sin, or He would not be just.  Our sins MUST be paid for.

What Do I Need to Be Saved From:  The penalty (wage) for sin is death (Romans 6:23), and because sin (evil) can not dwell with God (Psalms 5:4; 101:7), our destination can only be hell (Psalms 9:16,17; Philippians 3:18,19).  Biblical salvation refers to being saved from the eternal consequences of our sins.

How Can I Be Saved:  The ONLY way to be saved from the penalty of sin is by believing The Gospel of Salvation (Romans 1:16; 2:16; 1 Corinthians 15:1,2).  The gospel or good news is God’s plan to reconcile God and man by dealing justly with man’s sin through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. 

If you believe that Christ died for YOUR sins, was buried, and rose again, then God forgives your sin based on Christ’s sacrificial death in your place and replaces it with His righteousness (Romans 3:22; 2 Corinthians 5:21).  Thus freeing you from the penalty of sin and making you, from that moment on, and forever more, a child of God and heir with Christ (Ephesians 1:13,14; 4:30; Titus 3:7).

God neither requires nor accepts ANY work on YOUR part for salvation either before or after believing the gospel.    It is a free gift to all who believe, based solely on the finished work of Christ and our belief in the gospel (Romans 3:28; 4:4,5; 11:6; Ephesians 2:8,9). 

It is God’s will for ALL to be saved (1 Timothy 2:4).

Where do YOU stand?  Have you obeyed “the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Thessalonians 1:8). 

“Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God” (Romans 5:1,2).