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Salvation is Simple; Faith Alone in Christ Alone

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Submitted by jennifer solis (United States), Oct 17, 2007 at 20:03

Hello Shri devi,

I have studied, for over thirty years, the Old and New Testaments in the original Greek and Hebrew of two-thousand years ago, so anything I relate is purely scriptural. I do not belong to any "denomination". The Greek and Hebrew of the Bible states:

God created Time for humanity. God has always existed; He is not confined nor defined by Time.

God created the first humans; Adam and Eve. They lived over 800 years, populating the Earth, and were the origins of the human race. When God first created Adam and Eve, Christ Himself (not His humanity, which would come later) taught Adam and Eve.

Later, God (Jesus Christ) revealed Himself in "theophanies" or "visions" before He came in the flesh. Also, scripture was availiable to Old-Testament believers (BC). Also, there were prophets. All of these gave the message of Salvation (before Christ came in the flesh, and before the complete Bible was availiable, as it is now).

Salvation, and the need of a Savior, is many times mentioned in the Bible. Salvation, which is defined as eternal life spent in the presence of God, is always received through belief in what Christ did on the Cross.

On the Cross, Jesus Christ, the Son of God (His being the Son of God was possible because Christ had no biological human father; according to scripture, sin or imperfection is pased down through the human father, Romans 5:12), paid the price for the sins of the world (John 3:16). All the sins were imputed to Him, Christ, while He was on the Cross. He took the punishment. He paid our "ransom" so we could be freed from the "slave market of sin".

All that it takes for us to receive eternal life (Salvation) is faith alone in Christ alone (what He did on the Cross) - Romans 6:23; John 5:24; John 11:25; Romans 8:1-2; John 3:16-18; John14:6; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1st Timothy 5:26; Galations 3:26; John 10:28; Romans 8:38-39; Acts 16:31.

"Good works" of humans do not impress God (Isaiah 64:6).

Since Christ paid the price, on the Cross, for the sins of the world, no one will ever again be judged for them. There will be a future "day of judgement" for those who reject Christ and what He did on the Cross; these people will be judged on the basis of their "deeds" or "good works". It will not measure up to God's standard (Romans 3:10; Romans 3:23) and they will be thrown into the Lake of Fire for eternity.

Only through faith (which requires NO "good deeds" or works, Ephesians 2:8-9) in Christ and what He did on the Cross do we receive eternal life with God in Heaven (and the Millenium, but that's a different subject).

The choice is yours.

Respectfully, Jennifer

P.S. God's "grace" is defined as His provision, based on His Character; that is, who and what God is, not who and what we are.

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