God's Free Gift of Salvation
"But God, who is rich in mercy, for His great love wherewith He loved us" (Ephesians 2:4).
God’s Word declares that all have sinned (Romans 3:23), and sin separates us from a holy God who can never allow one sin in His presence. Unless our sins are taken away, sin will separate us eternally from Him in the lake of fire.
Singer Steven Curtis Chapman once said, "In the gospel, we discover we are far worse off than we thought, and far more loved than we ever dreamed."
God is rich in mercy and loves us with a "great love." Out of that great love, He sought our greatest and highest good, even though we have nothing in ourselves to commend ourselves to Him. And He sent His perfect Son to die for us, to bear the full punishment for our sins at the Cross (1 Corinthians 15:3,4).
God asks a very simple thing for salvation today: just believe that Christ died for you, for your sins personally, and that He rose again, and you are saved by grace through faith, your sins are forgiven, and you are ready for heaven. It’s been said, "The redeeming death of the Savior is sufficient for all, deficient for none, but efficient only for those who believe." Have you believed?
"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" (Ephesians 2:8,9).
Written by Pastor Kevin Sadler