Helps to Salvation
Read these seven important facts together with the scripture references provided.
God is the Creator. (READ Genesis 1:1)
He created all things by Jesus Christ. (READ Ephesians 3:9)
Man (male and female) was created in the image and likeness of God. (READ Genesis 1:26-27)
2. MAN’S DEMISE
Man disobeyed God and, therefore, fell from his first estate. (READ Genesis 2:16-17, 3:1-19)
Man died when he disobeyed God’s command. (READ Genesis 2:17)
All have sinned [disobeyed God]. (READ Romans 3:23)
Man is dead in trespasses and sin. (READ Ephesians 2:1)
3. WHAT IS SIN
Sin is servitude to self/selfishness and is inherent in all men. It is both rejection and rebellion against God and His commandments; it is the “transgression” of God’s law. (READ John 8:34, Romans 5:12, I John 3:4)
4. MAN’S REDEMPTION
God freely justifies us from sin through the redemption that is in Jesus Christ. (READ Romans 3:24, Ephesians 1:7)
5. GOD’S SALVATION
God saves men from sin through faith in the Gospel message. (READ Matthew 1:21, Romans 1:6, 10:10, Ephesians 1:13, Jude 1:3)
6. HOW CAN I BE SAVED?
By repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ the Saviour. (READ Matthew 4:17, Luke 13:3, Luke 5:32, Acts 2:38, 3:19, 17:30, 26:20, II Peter 3:9)
7. WHEN CAN I BE SAVED?
At any time, but don’t leave it too late - “…now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation”. II Corinthians 6:2. (READ Jeremiah 8:20). Everyone of us will be judged by God’s standards - not our own. His standards are “His righteousness” and “His holiness”, and are available to us only through Jesus Christ.