What Is Salvation?
1. Why do we need to be saved?
The Bible has the answer. The Bible says, "All have sinned and come short of the glory of God" (see Romans 3:23).
Sin is doing wrong or evil. Sin occurred in heaven when one of the angels rebelled and attempted to attack God to remove Him from His throne. After the battle between the archangel Michael and his angels, and satan (adversary) and his angels, the devil was thrown to the earth. (see Isaiah 14:12-17, Ezekiel 28:11-17, Revelation 12:7-9)
2. God’s Creation of Man/Gods Commandment
God created man and woman, Adam and Eve, as sinless beings. God instructed Adam not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the middle of the garden, east in Eden. Furthermore, the Lord God warned them that in the day that they eat of the tree they would surely die. (see Genesis 2:7-25)
After satan deceived Eve and they ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, they discovered their nakedness. God delves out punishment and Christ was sent by the Lord God to pay for the sin of the whole world (see Genesis chapter 3)
God provided man with the only way out of death.
In Genesis 3:15 (NLT), the Lord God said to the devil, "From now on, you and the woman will be enemies, and your offspring and her offspring will be enemies. He (Jesus) will crush your (satan's) head, and you will strike his heel."
This was a prophetic word from God to set in motion the birth of Christ to save man from his sins and to "undo, loosen, and dissolve the works the devil has done." (see 1 John 3:8 AMP)
Every person that is born into this world is born into sin, except the Lord Jesus.
"Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me."
"Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin,
and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned." (Psalm 51:5, Romans 5:12)
Christ was born of the Virgin Mary (see Luke 1:26-38)
As predicted, thousands of years ago, the Lord Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary. The reason why it was necessary for the Lord Jesus to be born from a virgin is to ensure that His blood would not come from man. After Mary questioned the archangel Gabriel about how she is to conceive, she accepted the assignment. The Holy Spirit overshadowed Mary and planted within her womb the Lord Jesus.
It is medically verified that the sperm, not the egg carries the blood line.
The blood of Jesus is sinless blood so long as Jesus doesn't sin. When it was time for Christ to die, the Father allowed the sins of the whole world to be placed on Jesus as a sacrifice for our sins. According to Isaiah 53, the Lord God poured the cup of His wrath on His own Son. The wrath that awaits every man will come for those that refuse to accept the offer of eternal salvation (see Psalm 2:12 and Revelation 19:15-16).
3. Christ dies on the cross (see Matthew 26:45-65)
Christ (meaning Messiah, or the Anointed One), died on the cross for the sins of the whole world. John the Baptist said, "Behold! The Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world."
Christ is Resurrected from the dead and satan is defeated. The power and guilt of sin is destroyed (see Matthew 28:1-10, Romans chapter 6, Romans 10:9-10, Colossians 2:13-15).
As proof that the Lord God was satisfied that the sins of man were paid in full, God raised Jesus from the dead. Jesus gave His life so that you would live. No other god or man's religion comes close to what only Jesus would do for you. To save you from your sins so you would not perish, but have eternal life!
Our sins are paid for in full because the Lord Jesus Christ paid the penalty of death for all man.
The justice of God was fully satisfied because God required sinless blood to appease His righteousness.
4. To Accept God’s Offer Of Salvation
When we SAY that Jesus is the Son of the living God, that Jesus is Lord, when we BELIEVE that God raised Jesus from the dead, according to Romans 10:9-10, we shall be saved.
This is an act of grace through faith, not of works. We can never earn eternal life.
Paul siad in Ephesians 2:8-9, "For by grace are you saved through faith and that not of yourselves, it (grace) is a gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast."
"For God so loved (you) the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16
5. What Is The Penalty For Refusing This Offer Of Salvation?
If you willingly refuse salvation or if you die before you repent and believe that Jesus is Lord, the Bible is very clear.
"He that believes and is baptized shall be saved. He that doesn't believe is condemned." Mark 16:16
"The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (see Romans 6:23).
"The soul that sins, it shall die" (see Ezekiel 18:20a).
"And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire."
(see Revelation 20:15)
Hebrews 2:3 (AMP) says, "How shall we escape [appropriate retribution] if we neglect and refuse to pay attention to such a great salvation [as is now offered to us, letting it drift past us forever."
You do not have a better way than the Lord God (100%, we doubt you have a better way).
Every person has a casket. What happens after the casket is left entirely up to you. To avoid the lake of fire, receive Him into your heart now! Because the next moment is not promised to anyone!
To receive Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior go to How Can I Be Committed To Christ.
Note: It is not a grammatical error where satan is not given an uppercase letter. satan is not worthy of grammatical correctness. Therefore, do not be grammatically offended.