Bible Truths: Salvation


The Gospel or Good news proclaims that all humans can be saved from their sins by faith in Jesus Christ. God sent Jesus Christ His Son into this world to be the sacrificial Lamb of God that would atone for the sins of the world (Jn. 1:29). The body of Jesus Christ was a sacrificial body anointed and separated by the Holy Spirit (Lk. 1:35; Heb. 10:5). The Holy Spirit revealed the sufferings of Jesus Christ, which He was to suffer for our sins, to the prophets of old (1Pet.1:10,11). Christ became the Mediator between man and God through His incarnation and atoning death; thus, through the sacrifice of His body by the Eternal Spirit (Heb. 9:14) He opened a way for us into God's presence (Heb. 10:19,20).  Through His atoning death and resurrection Jesus Christ has become the path of reconciliation between God and man (Rom. 5:10; Heb. 1:3). 

Those who reject this offer of salvation will remain in their condemnation and will "be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power" (2Thess. 1:9). Those who accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior are delivered from the power of darkness into the Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ (Col. 1:13). They are given the right to sonship and are co-heirs with Jesus Christ (Jn. 1:12; Rom. 8:17). 

The blessings of salvation are as follows:

  1. Forgiveness from sins (Eph.1:7).
  2. Justification (Rom. 4:25)
  3. Eternal life (Jn. 3:16).
  4. Citizenship in Heaven (Phil. 3:20).
  5. Eternal inheritance (Heb. 9:15).
  6. Authority over demons and diseases (Lk. 10:19).
  7. The fruit of the Holy Spirit (Gal. 5:22,23). 
  8. A glorified resurrection (1Cor. 15:51-54).

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