1. God’s purpose for our lives is to worship and serve Him. I Corinthians 10:31
In the beginning God had a perfect relationship with mankind, until Adam and Eve sinned. Genesis 3:16-19
2. From that point forward all of mankind was born with a sinful nature, impeding our relationship with God. Romans 3:23
3. The result of this disobedience to God, or sin, is separation from God through death, both spiritually and physically.Romans 6:23 Ephesians 2:1 Hebrews 9:27
4. There are many ways the world tells us we can gain eternal life, Proverbs 14:12
- Good works
But none of these will work. There is only 1 true way to eternal life. Ephesians 2:8-9
5. God sent His Son, Jesus, to die on the cross for our sins so that we may have eternal life. John 3:16 Romans 5:8 I Peter 3:18
6. For us, as sinners, to be saved from sin, we must receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. We must repent of our sins and ask Jesus to forgive us of our sins. Acts 3:19, I John 1:9
We must believe that God’s Son, Jesus, died on the cross for our sins, rose again, and that he is our Savior. Romans 10:13
Repent and Believe.
See the post What is the Gospel for more information
Amen, good gospel explanation! Thank you!
Just got reminded to J. Alleine’s warning to unbelievers:
I appreciate your comments on the Gospel but you leave out a crucial part – baptism. And before you refer me to scripture(s) (such as the ones indicated above) regarding grace, I will freely admit that you are correct – we are saved by grace. But, we are not saved by grace exclusively. Baptism is not a work, it is an act of obedience. Jesus Himself told the apostles and other disciples in what we refer to as “the Great Commission” to not only teach but also to baptize. If we are to assume that the Great Commission applies to us today (and it does), then we also are commanded to baptize. The only reason that Paul does not refer to baptism in the verses from Ephesians that you have listed above is that he is writing to a group of baptized believers (the church at Ephesus). You MUST consider context as well as the original intended audience when you quote scripture. Anything less puts us in danger of teaching erroneously. I must also point out that you declined to mention that after we accept Jesus as our Savior (and are baptized for the remission/forgiveness of sins) we must live faithfully until death. Please feel free to contact me regarding this. I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss it with you. Thank you for your time.
wrong for salvation…….theres not one verse in the bible for salvation that says to repent of sins…….repent yes but not of sins…….the word repent biblically means to have a change of mind and comes from the word METANOIA…….in the book of John the word repent is NEVER mentioned for salvation but the word believe is written over 80 times….all God requires for salvation is for one to hear the gospel and then believe on him who he sent…when one does believe that have at the same the same time repented..they have went from unbelief to believing…..they changed their mind…
“Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out” Acts 3:19
“Repent, therefore, of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, if possible, the intent of your heart may be forgiven you.” Acts 8:22
“For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.” 2 Corinthians 7:10
Well that was easy enough. What do you think repentance, or in your understanding “a change of mind” is from? From what to what?
Thanks for trolling by.
So we are saved by grace + obedience? But in your view obedience (of baptism) isn’t a work? What IS a work?