The Way Out of Hell

The Way Out of Hell

I am going to beat this horse until it is dead (saying – not literally)!

HELL is a real place, people!  You are going to end up there someday unless you come to the understanding that YOU are a SINNER! And, being a sinner, you will pay for those sins in HELL when you die – UNLESS… unless you accept the substitutionary sacrifice that someone has made for your eternal death in HELL.

That someone happens to have been JESUS!  Jesus died on a rugged cross for you and for me and raised again from the dead so that we don’t have to pay the penalty for our sins in HELL… He bore our sins upon that cross so that we don’t have to bear our own sins in HELL.

All we have to do is ASK Jesus to forgive us of our sins and ACCEPT His free gift of that payment so we don’t have to go to HELL.

Oh, by the way, did I mention that since YOU don’t HAVE TO go to HELL, instead, you will go to HEAVEN.

That’s right, a free gift that all YOU have to do is accept it… I’ve already done it…

How about you?

Are you going to Heaven or HELL?

It is your CHOICE!

If you don’t make that choice, you are already making the choice – to go to HELL!

Make the choice right now to have your sins forgiven and enable you to go to Heaven.

If you need more information, you should read any or all of the following articles.  They will explain to you how it all works.

You may not have another opportunity to make the choice again – do it NOW!  

These will tell you how:

©2013 Mark Davis

 

Assurance of Salvation

John 3: 16
“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.”

— John 3: 36
“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.”

1 John 5:12, 13 —
“He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God
hath not life.  These 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.”

Ephesians 3: 11, 12
“According to the eternal purpose which he
purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:  In whom we have boldness
and access with confidence by the faith of him.”

1 John 3: 14 —
“We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we
love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother
abideth in death.”

— 1 John 3:19 – 21
“And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall
assure our hearts before him.  
For if our heart condemn us, God is
greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.  
Beloved,
if our heart condemn us not, then have
we confidence toward God.”

Hebrews 10: 22 —
“Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith,
having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience,
and our bodies washed with pure water.”

Job 19: 25 – 27
“For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:  And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:  Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.”

— Psalm 4: 3
“But know that the LORD hath
set apart him that is godly for himself:
the LORD will hear when I call unto him.”

Romans 8: 16 —
“The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit,
that we are the children of God:”

Romans 8:38, 39
“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels,
nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present,
nor things to come, 
Nor 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.”

— 2 Timothy 1:12
“For the which cause I also suffer these things:
nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom
I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that
which I have committed unto him against that day.”

John 5: 24 —
“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.”

Ephesians 1: 7
“In whom we have redemption through his blood,
the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;”

— John 10: 27 – 30
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish,
neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all;
and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.
I and my Father are one.”

Ephesians 1: 12 – 14
“That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. In 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, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.”

Philippians 1: 6
“Being confident of this very thing,
that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it
until the day of Jesus Christ:”

Ephesians 2: 8 – 9 —
“For by grace are ye saved through faith;
and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

— John 6: 37
“All that the Father giveth me shall come to me;
and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.”

John 20: 31 —
“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.”

John 6: 39, 40
“And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.  And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.”

Acts 2: 21
“And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call
on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

— John 1: 12
“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:”

1 John 5: 18 —
“We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not;
but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself,
and that wicked one toucheth him not.”

— 1 John 5: 1
“Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God:
and every one that loveth him that begat loveth
him also that is begotten of him.”

Hebrews 6: 17 – 20
Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:  That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:  Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever…”

©2013 Mark Davis

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Lesson 1 – Assurance of Salvation – Lesson

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Lesson 1

ASSURANCE OF SALVATION

One of the most important things in your new life as a Christian is your assurance of salvation. There are far too many people today who lack this assurance. They simply do not know that they are saved.

IT IS POSSIBLE FOR YOU TO KNOW YOU ARE SAVED.

I John 5:13 — “These 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.”

This verse clearly teaches that you can know you are saved.

IT IS IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO KNOW YOU ARE SAVED.

Assurance of salvation is the most important thing in life (Mark 8:36).

Assurance of salvation is necessary to make you the successful witness God wants you to be.

HOW CAN YOU KNOW YOU ARE SAVED?

By the Word of God

The only sure basis for our assurance is the Bible, God’s Word. God says, “Whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life” (John 3:36).

We know we are saved because God’s Word says that when we believe on the Lord Jesus Christ we have everlasting life.

HOW CAN OTHERS KNOW YOU ARE SAVED?

By the life you live

We are saved by faith, not by works. However, we need to live a good and exemplary Christian life so that others can be attracted to Christ by our testimony. Because others watch our lives to see if there is a change, we must live so that they can see Christ in us.

“This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men” (Titus 3:8).

IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER

1. There is a plan of salvation.

It is important that you understand clearly the plan of salvation. Therefore, we give it here so that you do understand.

a. You are a sinner.

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”                   –Romans 3:23

b. As a sinner, you are under condemnation.

“For the wages of sin is death’ but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” –Romans 6:23

c. Christ paid the price for your sins and mine.

“For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit.” –I Peter 3:18

d. You and I are saved by believing on the Lord Jesus Christ.

“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.” –John 3:16

2. God receives those who receive His Son.

“But as many as received him, to them gave he power [right or privilege or authority] to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” –John 1:12

3. Your becoming a Christian does not mean you are perfect.

The Bible does not teach that a Christian is perfect. Rather, a Christian is a sinner saved by grace. It is not possible to be perfect in this life. Perfection will come when we are taken out of this life and into the presence of the Lord.

This is important to realize, for many new converts get discouraged when they see they are not living as perfectly as they felt they would. Remember, you are a spiritual baby, and you need to grow in grace. God will work in you if you are willing to let Him do it.

“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”                              –Philippians 1:6

4. You are not saved by your feelings – and you do not receive assurance by your feelings.

Not once does the Bible say we need any special feeling to be saved. Of course, there will be a feeling of peace and joy when we know our sins are forgiven, but this feeling comes as a result of our salvation. It does not produce salvation.

Feelings can change, but God’s Word will remain the same. We need to rest completely on the Word of God as our only assurance. Your dare not base your assurance on any feelings you might have, and you should not doubt your salvation because of a lack of feeling.

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