I’ve been blogging over the last few weeks about some very basic facts of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We looked at the sinfulness of man, God’s Holiness, How Jesus took the wrath we deserve, His sinlessness, and imputed righteousness.In order to close this series out I want to explain how we receive the benefits of the gospel.
See I grew up in a church that taught me that Jesus’ death was not enough by its self. I also had to perform certain sacraments in order to receive more saving grace. The problem with this is that Saving grace is not earned according to the Bible. It is received by faith and faith alone!
To be made right with God you have to have faith in the fact that Jesus’ death and Resurrection is all you need. Jesus did it for us, and it is available to all who have faith in Him! No more guilt, No more shame, no penance is required all you need is faith in Jesus, and faith in Him alone!
Here is what the Bible says:
21 then whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
9 if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 With the heart one believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth one confesses, resulting in salvation. 11 Now the Scripture says, No one who believes on Him will be put to shame
8 For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift— 9 not from works, so that no one can boast
Do you want to be made right with God and have a conscience that is clean?
let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience
If you look to the side bar of this blog you will see how to become a Christian. Follow them (It’s not the steps that save you! It’s your faith!) as a guide to salvation.
When you have finished…I want you to do me a favor. Let me know so I can rejoice with you!