Let’s look briefly at the facts that we should know, then we can progress from there…
Fact #1 All people are sinners…
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”
“For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.”
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Death means you will not be in God’s heaven. There will be separation from God for all eternity in hell.
Fact #2 God loves you…
“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.”
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
“In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace;“
Fact #3 We must repent and believe that Jesus paid the complete price for our sin.
“And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”
“9That 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. 10For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 13For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.“
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:”
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” (note: this is present tense; RIGHT NOW!!!)
“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”
“10He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. 11And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. 13These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”
“And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.”
“8For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
“15And that he died for all, that they which henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again… 17Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new… 18And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;”
“Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
“The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:”
“But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.”
“35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
“13In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, 14Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.”
©2014 Mark Davis
- Assurance of Salvation
- Lesson 1 – Assurance of Salvation – Lesson
- Are You Ashamed?
- Why Would YOU Want To Be A Christian?
- True Independence
- How To Be Saved – Step by Step Instructions
- “I Can PROVE It”
- Personal Accountabilities
- What is it That Saves You?
- The Printed Page
- How Many Ways Are There To Get To Heaven?
- YOU’RE DEAD — NOW WHAT?