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Before beginning any study it is important, as a believer, to have confessed your sins to God in accordance with 1Jn.1:9 so that you may be in fellowship, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and ready to learn Bible Doctrine.
 
If you are not a believer in Christ as your savior, then confession of your known sin is not the issue. The issue for you is what are you going to do with the Gospel?
 
The Gospel message says:
 
<> You are a sinner.
For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not. [Eccl.7:20]
 
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; [Rom.3:23]
 
The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one. [Ps.14:2-3]
<> God hates your sin, but He loves you.
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. [Jn.3:16]
<> The penalty for sin is separation from God (spiritual death).
For the wages of sin is death; [Rom.6:23a]
 
In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; [2Thes.1:8-9]
<> Because sin can't exist in a perfect Heaven, then when you die you will go to Hell.
But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. [Isa.59:2]
 
For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee. The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity. [Ps.5:4-5]
 
And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life. [Rev.21:27]
<> God doesn't want this to happen, but someone must pay the sin debt. Because He loves you He came to Earth as a man to pay the penalty Himself.
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. [2Cor.5:21]
 
For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: [1Pet.3:18]
 
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. [1Pet.2:24]
 
Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. [Tit.2:14]
<> God the Son died on the cross, went to Hell, rose again three days later and is now seated at the right hand of God the Father.
For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. [Mat.12:40]
 
And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were exceeding sorry. [Mat.17:23]
 
He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you [Mat.28:6-7]
<> Christ has paid off your sin debt and has earned your everlasting life.
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. [2Cor.5:21]
 
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. [Rom.5:8-9]
<> Jesus would like to give you your everlasting life as a gift. You can't pay for it, or try to earn it. It is provided only as a gift to those that accept it on faith alone.
But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. [Rom.4:5]
 
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. [Eph.2: 8-9]
<> To accept the gift on faith is to believe, or trust, wholly and only that Christ's payment on the cross fully covered your sin debt and that the benefit of this payment (eternal life) is offered as a gift only to those who believe Christ made the whole payment.
And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace. [Lu.7: 50]
 
To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins. [Acts 10:43]
 
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. [Acts 16:31]
<> As soon as you trust Christ you receive everlasting life. Not when you die, but right now! No matter what happens you will always have a home waiting for you in Heaven, because everlasting life is everlasting.
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. [Jn.3:36]
 
All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. [Jn.6:37]
 
And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. [Jn.6:39]
 
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. [Jn.6:47]
 
To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. [1Pet.1:4-5]
<> Going to church is good, but it won't pay for your sin!
 
<> Living a good life is admirable, but it won't pay for your sin!
 
<> Asking Jesus into your heart is popular, but it won't pay for your sin!
 
<> Making Jesus the lord and master of your life is a frequently heard requirement, but it can't lead to salvation because it can't pay for your sin!
 
<> Praying the "sinner's prayer" is also popular, but it won't pay for your sin!
 
<> None of your works will satisfy your sin debt. Only a sinless death will satisfy the payment and Christ completed that payment on the cross when He said, "It is finished." There is nothing left for you to do except to either believe it or reject it!
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. [Eph.2: 8-9]
 
But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. [Rom.4:5]
 
What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith.

But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone; [Rom.9:30-32]

And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. [Rom.11:6]

Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. [Gal.2:16]

But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. [Gal.3:11]

Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; [Tit.3:5]

<> Adding your own works as "icing on the cake" is not an option!

And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. [Rom.11:6]

The most important decision you will ever make is the decision to accept, or reject the Gospel. Remember, there are no unbelievers in Hell--they all become believers the instant they arrive! By then it's too late. Now it is your opportunity to place your trust in God's ability to save. You decide.
 
Okay, if you have understood and Gospel and placed your full trust and faith in God's plan to cover your sin debt then you are saved.
 
If this is the first time you can recall actually understanding and believing the Gospel (that is, you are finally putting the salvation 'puzzle pieces' together and believing in the resulting picture of grace minus all of your works), then please click the link below. We won't try to contact you or collect any information about you. We won't do anything at all (unless you ask us to). We just like to be encouraged from time-to-time that the website is having an impact.

Click here if as a result of what you have read you now understand the Gospel and are trusting in Christ.

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