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"SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES"

"For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but, as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe." I Thessalonians 2: 13

The correct understanding of man's sinful condition and the salvation that is available in Jesus Christ alone is derived from a study of God's Word, the Holy Bible. The human authors, which God used to record His thoughts and words, all agree that the Bible is inspired, inerrant, and providentially preserved. These terms are very importĀ­ant because they mean that the Bible is God speaking directly to man. It gives us the answer to man's most basic need which is forgiveness of sin and peace with God. We urge you to seriously consider the statements made in this brochure, to check the passages in the Holy Bible that are given as support, and to receive Christ as your Saviour. Your forgiveness of sin and peace with God depends on how you respond to the claims of Jesus presented in the Bible. Don't delay, search the Scripture today! If you do not own a Bible or New Testament, please complete the mailing slip that is a part of this brochure, and one will be sent to you.

 UNDERSTANDING SALVATION
 
A.  MAN'S CONDITION:
  1. Sinful - corrupt, guilty, polluted. ROMANS 3: 9 - 19
  2.

Condemned and under the sentence of eternal damnation. JOHN 3:18, JOHN 5:28 & 29, ROMANS 5:12 & 18

  3. Separated from God - does not desire fellowship with God. PSALM 10: 4 , JOHN 3:19 & 20, ROMANS 3:11, EPHESIANS 2:1-3, EPHESIANS 4: I8
  4.

Does not accept the seriousness of his sinful condition. PROVERBS 14:9, ROMANS 1: 18- 32

  5. Cannot correct his condition without God's help. JOHN 15:4 & 5, EPHESIANS 2:8 & 9, TITUS 3:5 , ROMANS 5: 6 , II TIMOTHY I: 9
     
B.  GOD'S PROVISION:
  1. God sent His son to satisfy His requirement of a blood sacrifice for the forgiveness of sin and the pardoning of the believer. JOHN 3: 16, ROMANS 5: 8, HEBREWS 9:22, I PETER 1:18-21
  2. God sent His Son to die on the cross thereby providing the means of forgiveness of sin, divine ,pardon and the restoration of fellowship between God and man. JOHN 3:16, ROMANS 3:24-26, I PETER 2:24, I PETER 3: 18
  3. God resurrected Jesus Christ, thus declaring Him to be His Son and confirming His death as a perfect satisfaction of God's requirements. MATTHEW 27:50-54, MATTHEW 28:1-8, LUKE 24:1-9, ROMANS 1:4, I CORINTHIANS 15:1-58
  4. God send His Holy Spirit to enlighten and convict those whom He has chosen and loved, thus leading them to faith in Christ. JEREMIAH 31:3, EZEKIEL 36:27, JOHN 14:16-17 & 26, JOHN 16:7-14, ROMANS 8:14-16, I CORINTHIANS 2:9-14
  5. God gives the gift of faith unto His chosen so that they are enabled to accept the salvation made available through the shed blood of Christ. JOHN 1:12, JOHN 6: 44, ROMANS 5: I, EPHESIANS 2: 8 & 9, HEBREWS II : 6
  6. God grants forgiveness of sin and supernaturally creates in the sinner a new nature and adopts him into the Family of God. JOHN 1:12,
II CORINTHIANS 5:17, GALATIANS 4:4-5, EPHESIANS 1:5-7, I JOHN 1:9
     
C.  MAN'S RESPONSE
  1. Acknowledges his uncorrectable sinful condition. LUKE 18:9-14, JOHN 9:40 -41, EPHESIANS 4:18
  2. Admits his need of a Saviour and Lord. I CHRONICLES 16:35, ISAIAH 55:6 & 7, MARK 9:14-27, ACTS 3:19, ACTS 16:25-34, ROMANS 7:14-25, ROMANS 10:13
  3. Confesses his sin to God and pleads for His mercy to be applied to his sinful condition. PSALM 32:5, PSALM 51:1- 19, ROMANS 10: 9 - 13, TITUS 3: 5
  4. Receives Christ's sacrificial work on the cross in his place, by faith, as payment for his sin. JOHN 1:12, JOHN 10:9-11, II CORINTHIANS 5:21,
I PETER 3: 18
  5. Asks Christ, through prayer with faith, to forgive his sin and to be his Saviour. ACTS 2:21, ROMANS 10:9 & 10, HEBREWS II : 6
  6. Repents of his sinful ways and conforms his life to the teaching of God's Word thereby acknowledging Christ as Lord. ACTS 3:19, ACTS 8;22, ACTS 17:30-31, TITUS 2:11 & 12, JAMES 1:21
  7. Seeks daily fellowship with God through Prayer and Bible Study. ACTS 2:42, I THESSALONIANS 5:17, II TIMOTHY 2:15, I JOHN 1:3
  8. Seeks fellowship with other believers in a Bible believing Church. ACTS 2:42 & 46-47, II CORINTHIANS 6:14-17,I TIMOTHY 6:3-5, I JOHN 1:3 & 7
     
D.  MAN'S ASSURANCE
    Assurance of salvation comes to the believer in two ways. One, through a new life of obedience to the Word of God which results in a growing desire for fellowship with God and His people, development of a godly character, and of distinctive testimony in the world. Two, through the believer's life-long discovery that God is Faithful in keeping the promises He has given in His Word. ROMANS 5: I, ROMANS 6: II - I 3 & I 6 , ROMANS 8:1 & 16-17, ACTS 3:41-42, II GALATIANS 5:22-23, HEBREWS 10: 25 , I .JOHN 3: 14 - I 6 , .JUDE 1:20-21 ROMANS 15: I 3 , CORINTHIANS 5:17 TITUS 3:8, .JOHN 2: IS- 17, .JOHN 5: II - I3 ,
     
E.  MAN'S TRANSFORMATION
    The person who accepts Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour must be aware that his decision is a vow of life-long commitment. To the degree that a person yields control of his life to God and submits to His authority in all things, he will experience the indwelling power of the Spirit of Christ molding his sinful character into one of purity, righteousness and obedience . ROMANS 6, ROMANS 8: I - 14 , ROMANS 12:1-2,
II CORINTHIANS 3:17-18, GALATIANS 2:20, GALATIANS 5:22-23, .JAMES I: 5 - 6 ,II PETER I: 2 - 10 , I JOHN 1:7, I. JOHN 2:3-6, I .JOHN 3:14,
III .JOHN I: 3 & 4
     
F.  MAN'S BLESSING AND DESTINY
  1.

Has the powerful assistance of the Holy Spirit to apply the work of Christ and the teaching of the Word of God to a believers life. .JOHN 14:15- I7 & 26 - 27, .JOHN I6: I3 - I4, .JOHN I7: I7 , ROMANS 8: 1-27, ROMANS 15: 13, I CORINTHIANS 2: 11-14, GALATIANS 5:22 & 23, EPHESIANS 3:14-21

  2. Adoption into and fellowship with the Family of God . JOHN 1:12-13, JOHN 13:34-35,  ACTS 2:42 & 46-47, I CORINTHIANS 1:9, EPHESIANS I: 4-6, I JOHN 1:1-3
  3. The sure hope of Eternal life. JOHN 3:16, .JOHN 6:47, JOHN 10:27-28, II TIMOTHY 1:10, TITUS 3:7, I JOHN 5:11-13
  4. The resurrection of the body. JOB 19:25-27, I CORINTHIANS 15:1-58, I THESSALONIANS 4:13-18
  5. Earthly rewards for earthly service. GENESIS 15:1, PSALMS 58:11, II CORINTHIANS 1:3-5, II CORINTHIANS 2:14, II CORINTHIANS 9:8, EPHESIANS 1:3, II PETER 1:3, I JOHN 5:4 & 5
  6. Heavenly rewards for earthly service. I CORINTHIANS 9:25, II CORINTHIANS 5:10, II TIMOTHY 4:8, JAMES 1:12, I PETER 5:4, REVELATION 22:12
     
G.  CONSEQUENCES OF UNBELIEF
    Just as God blesses those who trust in Christ, so He punishes those who, whether through ignorance or rebellion, reject the salvation which is in Christ. The responsibility of the unsaved sinner for his sin results in trouble during this life and torment throughout eternity. MARK 9:42-48, ROMANS 6: 23, II CORINTHIANS 5: 10, II THESSALONIANS I: 6 - I 0 , HEBREWS 9: 2 7 , REVELATION 20:10-15, REVELATION 21:7 & 8
     

"A PLEA TO THE UNCONVINCED"

"The fool hath said in his heart there is no God" (Psalm 14:1) . "There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death" (Proverbs 16 :25). Any person who has not been reconciled to God through the way He has prescribed is not in a right relationship with Him.

If you die not properly reconciled to God you fall into one of the two categories of people who are mentioned in the Scripture passages quoted above. The right method to receive reconciliation is to confess your sin to Christ, ask forgiveness of Him, and trust in His sacrificial work on the cross for your redemption, your forgiveness, and your salvation! He took your place, suffered your punishment, met all the requirements of God's justice for you! Therefore it simply remains for you to trust Christ by faith receiving Him as Saviour and making Him the Lord, the Master of your life.

You may say that the thoughts, ideas, and concepts that have been presented are nonsense, irrelevant, or you simply can't accept them. However, be warned that your eternal destiny depends on your decision. Be further warned that God will hold you responsible for the choice you make. You will not be able to blame God for punishing you eternally because you were forewarned and you chose not to accept His free offer of Salvation!

Be reminded that the Bible is God speaking directly to us whether or not we believe it or accept it. It is absolute truth! Further, God's Word tells us "God is not mocked, for what so ever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the spirit shall of the spirit reap life ever lasting. " (Galatians 6:7 & 8) Simply said, follow God's way and reap forgiveness and life everlasting or follow yourself and reap everlasting punishment.

We plead with you to study the statements and the supporting Scripture passages contained in this brochure. Ask God, through prayer, to give you understanding of His Word, so that you can receive the earthly and heavenly blessings which His love wants for you instead of the eternal punishment His justice demands for you.

 


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