Salvation through Jesus Christ

The Good News of Jesus Christ is simple. "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him. Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God." - John 3:16-18 ESV

"The Romans Road" is a compilation of Bible verses that lead the unbeliever to Christ.

Romans 3:23 ESV
"... For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God..."
Romans 3:10 ESV
"...As it is written: 'None is righteous, no, not one..."
Romans 5:12 ESV
"Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned..."

God, who is three Persons (the Father, the Son, and the Spirit) is Holy. He is perfect. When God created Adam and Eve, they were perfect too. Unfortunately, they chose to disobey (sin against) God. That choice plunged the world into chaos. God set forth His Law, including the Ten Commandments, to teach mankind how to live rightly. Because of sin, however, mankind is not capable of living up to God's standards. We are doomed to fail from the moment we are conceived.

Romans 6:23 ESV
"For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our LORD."

Because God is Holy, He rejects anything that is not consistent with His nature (sin). God's absolute justice demands a consequence for sin, which manifests in us as disobedience to His Perfect Will. No matter how big or small our sin seems to us, when we choose to disobey God we are choosing to separate ourselves from Him. The natural result of separation from God is death. Fortunately for mankind, God is not only just, He is loving too. God the Father (the first Person of the Trinity) send God the Son (the second Person of the Trinity). The Son, Who is Jesus Christ, came to Earth to redeem our unity with God's Will and restore our eternal life.

Romans 5:8 ESV
"... But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."

Jesus Christ lived in Israel during Roman occupation about 2,000 years ago. He lived a sinless life that set Him at odds with the religious leaders of the Jews. They accused Him of heresy for claiming that He was the Son of God. The religious leaders took Christ before the Roman Governor Pontius Pilate, who found Him guilty of no crime. Even so, they condemned Jesus to die on the cross. By going to the cross to die, Jesus paid the penalty for the sins of all mankind. Not only did Christ die, but after three days in the grave He rose from the dead and He is now standing at the right hand of the Father in Heaven. Some people ask "How could Jesus have paid for my sins? The things I have done in my life are too horrible to ever be forgiven." To reject His gift of a second chance because a sin seems too horrible actually minimizes the value of what He did for us on the cross. By saying that our sin is too great, we say that His sacrifice was too small. The beauty of God's Grace is that no one deserves it, but it is freely available to everyone. By overcoming death, Jesus demonstrated His power and the power of His love for us.

Romans 10:9-10 ESV
"... Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is LORD and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved."

Good works can not save a person from condemnation. Jesus Christ died on the cross to wash away our sins and was resurrected three days later. His sacrifice is the only justification available to mankind. We must confess that He is LORD. That means submitting to His will in our lives even though we are doomed to fail. We must also believe that God raised Jesus from the dead because that is where our confidence in His LORDSHIP comes from; it would profit us nothing to serve a dead king. By acknowledging His rule over us, we are committing our best human effort to living life in accordance with His Will for us. 

Romans 10:13 ESV
"For 'everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved."

Jesus already paid the price for our sins through His death on the cross and then He overcame death. His sacrifice is already done; it is finished. God Wills that none should perish, except by their own rejection of His sacrifice for us. Anyone, regardless of the crimes they have committed, is offered the opportunity to receive forgiveness for their sins. As difficult as it is for us to understand, the offer of salvation is extended even to the most wretched of sinners. Jesus loves us, and we can be confident that we will spend eternity with Him when we call on His name.

Romans 10:17 ESV
"So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ."

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