What is Salvation?
SALVATION means to be rescued from sin and its punishment and set free to know, love and serve God. Jesus replies, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin…, if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” -John 8:34,36 (NKJV)
ALL PEOPLE have turned away from God and broken the law of God. The Bible calls this sin. “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” -Romans 3:23 (NKJV)
LEFT TO OURSELVES, there is no rescue, and the justice of God requires our eternal damnation in the terrors of hell. “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him.” –John 3:36 (NKJV)
VICTORY over sin was obtained when God sent His Son Jesus to earth. Jesus obeyed God’s laws perfectly. Yet He died to pay for the sins of all who believe. “In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” -1 John 4:10 (NKJV)
ADMITTING that our sin has put us in a desperate situation is the first step in our rescue. “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” -1 John 1:8-9 (NKJV)
TAKING the free gift of Jesus’ payment for our sin makes ‘not guilty’ in God’s sight. “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” –Romans 6:12 (NKJV)
IN GRATITUDE for such love, we follow Him in obedience and sacrificial service. “I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.” –Romans 12:1 (NKJV)
ONLY JESUS has provided the way to salvation. “Nor is there salvation inany other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” –Acts 4:12 (NKJV)
NOW is the time to make your decision. “…Today, if you will hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.” –Hebrews 3:15 (NKJV)
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