The Truth About Salvation

Eph. 2:8-9 "For by grace are ye saved through faith..."

The Truth About Salvation

You are a sinner.
Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God"
Romans 3:10-12 “...There is none righteous, no, not one…”
Isaiah 64:6 "But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags."

God (your creator) is perfectly holy. Sin has no place in heaven.
Habakkuk 1:13 “Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity…”

After you die, you will stand before almighty God.
Hebrews 9:27 “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment”
Romans 14:11-13 “For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.”

Because of your sin, your sentence will be eternity in Hell.
Romans 6:23 ”For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Revelation 20:15 “whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”

Thankfully, God in his love and mercy has provided a Savior.
Romans 5:8 "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

The sacrifice of Jesus Christ provides salvation. His blood can wash your sin away.
Isaiah 53:6 “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.”
Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow…”
I John 1:7 "...the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin."

Only by believing in Christ is salvation possible.
Acts 16:30-31 "...Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved..."
Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
John 10:9 “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved...”

You cannot work your way to heaven. You do not work for a gift.
Ephesians 2:8-9 "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast."
Titus 3:5 "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us..."

God simply asks that you have enough faith to call upon Christ to save you.
Romans 10:9  “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
John 3:15 "That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life."
Romans 10:13 "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
1 Corinthians 1:18 “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.”

If you neglect or reject the Savior, your final destination is most assuredly Hell.
Hebrews 2:3 “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation…”
John 3:36 “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”

Don’t trust your brain or your heart. They’ll deceive you.
I Corinthians 3:19 “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God…”
Jeremiah 17:9 “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”

Don’t follow the crowd either. Most people are Hell bound.
Matthew 7:13-14 “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”

Life is Short. Make your decision today.
James 4:14 “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.”
Luke 12:20 “But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?”

Don’t have enough faith to believe? Read the Bible.
Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
Romans 10:17 “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
2 Timothy 3:15 “...thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.”