salvation

Serving the Lord Jesus Christ

 

Separation From God

 

Isaiah 59:2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, And your sins have hid his face from you, so that he will not hear.

 

Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

 

According to Romans 5:8, God demonstrated His love for us through the death of His Son. Why did Christ have to die for us? Because Scripture declares all men to be sinful. To ďsinĒ means to miss the mark. The Bible declares ďall have sinned and fall short of the glory (the perfect holiness) of GodĒ (Rom. 3:23). In other words, our sin separates us from God who is perfect holiness (righteousness and justice) and God must therefore judge sinful man.

 

Godís Solution

 

God is not only perfect holiness (whose holy character we can never attain to on our own or by our works of righteousness) but He is also perfect love and full of grace and mercy. Because of His love and grace, He has not left us without hope and a solution.

 

Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

 

This is the good news of the Bible, the message of the gospel. Itís the message of the gift of Godís own Son who became man (the God-man), lived a sinless life, died on the cross for our sin, and was raised from the grave proving both the fact He is Godís Son and the value of His death for us as our substitute.

 

Romans 1:4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:

 

Romans 4:25 Who was delivered for our offenses, and was raised again because of our justification.

 

2 Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.

 

1 Peter 3:18 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;

 

 

 

How Do We Receive Godís Son?

 

Because of what Jesus Christ accomplished for us on the cross, the Bible states ďHe that has the Son has life.Ē We can receive the Son, Jesus Christ, as our Savior by personal faith, by trusting in the person of Christ and His death for our sins.

 

John 1:12 But as many as received Him, to them he gave the power to become the sons of God, {even} to them that believe on his name:

 

John 3:16-18 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. For God† sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not comdemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

 

This means we must each come to God the same way: (1) as a sinner who recognizes his sinfulness, (2) realizes no human works can result in salvation, and (3) relies totally on Christ alone by faith alone for our salvation.

 

If you would like to receive and trust Christ as your personal Savior, you may want to express your faith in Christ by a simple prayer acknowledging your sinfulness, accepting His forgiveness and putting your faith in Christ for your salvation.

 

If you have just trusted in Christ, you need to learn about your new life and how to walk with the Lord.† Contact us so we can help get you on the way with your new life in Christ.