Salvation Is A Gift
The God of the Bible created the Universe
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (NASB®) *
The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth ...
Deep inside, we all understand that God exists. We see order in His Creation:
from the planets orbiting the Sun,
to electrons orbiting the atom's nucleus,
to the DNA molecules that carry the thousands of genes that describe us,
to the design of the human eye,
to . . . well, just about everywhere we look ...
For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.
For thus says the Lord, who created the heavens (He is the God who formed the earth and made it, He established itand did not create it a waste place, but formed it to be inhabited), "I am the Lord, and there is none else.
God's love for us may be difficult for us to understand, However, He chose to send His Son, to become human flesh, to live a perfect life on Earth, and to become a sacrifice for us, securing our salvation.
For God so loved the world, that He gave His unique Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners,
Christ died for us.
God saves man by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone. No works before, during, or after the moment of faith in Christ contribute anything to the free gift of forgiveness and eternal life one receives through faith in Christ.
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.
There is no other way.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
“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.”
1 Timothy 2:5
For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus
No act of obedience, whether preceding or following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, such as commitment or willingness to obey, sorrow for sin, turning from one’s sin, baptism, or submission to the Lordship of Christ, may be added to, or considered a part of, faith as a condition for receiving eternal salvation. The saving transaction between God and the sinner consists simply of the giving and receiving of a free gift that is without cost to the believer.
But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness,
Nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the Law; since by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified.
He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit.
The necessary object of faith, as stated in the Scriptures, is believing that Christ alone died on my behalf, for my sins.
1 Corinthians 15:3-4
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.
Rejecting His free gift will result in your separation from God for all eternity.
He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.
The free gift of eternal life may be yours by believing that Christ alone died as your substitute. If you have doubts about your eternal future, consider praying the following simple prayer:
I believe that Christ died on the Cross for my sins;
and, I trust in Him for my salvation,
accepting His work on my behalf."
The salvation of all believers is kept secure forever. When a sinner, in a moment of time, believes once in the Lord Jesus Christ as his own personal Savior from the penalty of sin (everlasting death), he is saved completely and forever and can never be lost, no matter what he or anyone else does, even if he stops believing in Christ as Savior.
Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
2 Timothy 2:13
If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.
Jesus said, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand."
If you would like to read more about God's protecting you for all eternity, please visit our web page where Eternal Security is discussed in detail.
God does, however, discipline an erring son as a beloved child when necessary. A belief in God’s merciful and secure salvation is not a license for careless living but, on the contrary, a powerful incentive for godly living.
* All of the verses on this web page were taken from the New American Standard Bible : 1995 update. 1995. La Habra, CA: The Lockman Foundation.