Jesus Saves

28 May

orc002bTo be saved means to become a child of God, to have all one’s sins forgiven and to receive the gift of eternal life.

To all who received Him [Jesus] to those who believed in His name, he gave the right to become children of God – John 1:12

The blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin – 1 John 1:7

God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son – 1 John 5:11,12

And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.

Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God.  God sent Jesus into the world so that we might have eternal life through Him.

God said about Jesus, “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”   – Luke 3:22

And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much better than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent name than they. Hebrews 1:3-4

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.  “For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.  “He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. –  John 3:16,17,18

gosptxtWe are told in the Bible that “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23), but God forgives our sins because of what Jesus has done when He died on the cross. He [Jesus] took the punishment we deserved for our sins.

“He was pieced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His wounds we are healed…The Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” – Isaiah 53:5,6

For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die.  But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.  – Romans 5:6-8

namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.  He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.  – 2 Corinthians 5:19-21

knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ. – 1 Peter 1:18,19

and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed. – 1 Peter2:24

We must repent, asking God to forgive us for our sins and believe in our heart that Jesus died for us, that He was risen on the 3rd day.  We must be born again,  and receive a new inner spiritual life which is given by God the Holy Spirit.  Those who do not believe will continue to live under the judgment of God and will be eternally lost.

“Come now, and let us reason together,”

Says the LORD,

“Though your sins are as scarlet,

They will be as white as snow;

Though they are red like crimson,

They will be like wool.  –  Isaiah 1:18

As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.  –  Psalms 103:12

“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment,  but has passed out of death into life. – John 5:24

“Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord;  – Acts 3:19

“Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” – Acts 16:31

Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” – John 3:3

Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.” – John 3:6

“If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, the old has gone, the new has come.” – 2 Corinthians 5:17

We can not earn our salvation. It is not by works or our own efforts. . It is by God’s unmerited favor and love [God’s grace].  We can have eternal life only through Jesus Christ and what He did on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins. Jesus Saves,  and is the only way of salvation and eternal life. 

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.” – Ephesians 2:8,9

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. – John 14:6

“And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.” – Acts 4:12

All Scriptures from: The New American Standard Bible

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