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How Jesus Saves

God’s Plan of Salvation 1 John 5:11-12:   “And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. The one who has the Son has this eternal life; the one who does not have the Son of God does not have this eternal life.” This passage tells us that God has given us eternal life and this life is in His Son, Jesus Christ. In other words, the way to possess eternal life is to possess God’s Son. The question is, “How can a person have the Son of God?” Man’s Problem Separation From God Isaiah 59:2 -  “But your sinful acts have alienated you from your God; your sins have caused him to reject you and not listen to your prayers.” Romans 5:8   -  “But God demonstrates his own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” According to Romans 5:8, demonstrated His love for us through the death of His Son. Why did Christ have to die for us? Because Scripture declares all men to be sinful. To “sin” means to miss the mark. The

Justification and Righteousness by Faith

God called Abraham out of Mesopotamia and promised to give his descendants the land of Canaan. After Abraham was in the land of Canaan, The word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: "Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward." But Abram said, "O Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?... You have given me no children; so a servant in my household will be my heir." Then the word of the Lord came to him: "This man will not be your heir, but a son coming from your own body will be your heir." He took him outside and said, "Look up at the heavens and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.... So shall your offspring be." (Genesis 15:1-5) This was a phenomenal promise. But, even more remarkable is what we read in verse 6: "Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.