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✞ Jesus Did NOT Just "Die for Our Salvation
« on: October 22, 2013, 05:19:08 PM »
✞ Jesus Did NOT Just "Die for Our Salvation.

 Christ is risen! But why did he rise from the dead?

 When I ask someone, "Why did Jesus die on the cross?" They readily reply to pay the penalty for my sins. But then when I ask, "Why was he resurrected?" I usually get a blank look. You know, the deer in the headlights look. There is usually a long period of silence. They seem to be thinking, “Is this a trick question?”

If you where shot with a bullet and you died but a doctor quickly remove the bullet in surgery. Would that me the solution to your problem? NO....your still dead! It would be a step in the right direction, half of the solution, but you would next immediately need resuscitation (restoration to life.) A dead mans greatest need is LIFE!

 The Bible says: "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is *eternal life* through Jesus Christ our Lord." --Romans 6:23

 Most people know that Jesus *died for their sins* but don't know *Jesus also rose for their salvation*. This aspect of the biblical message is often neglected and overlooked. The emphasis is usually on the cross. In fact, the resurrection for many people (Even some preachers) doesn't figure into their understanding of salvation at all. Think about this a moment please....they are only placing their faith in 1/2 of the Gospel of Salvation. What they believe in is really not the gospel at all. One cant be saved by believing half the gospel.

 Let me ask you personally...did YOU come to Jesus merely to have your sins forgiven... or did you come to him for eternal life?

 You may ask, well were do I find forgiveness.

"In whom *we have*(past tense with continual action) redemption through his blood, *the forgiveness of sins*, according to the riches of his grace" --Eph. 1:7

 Paul makes it clear, if Jesus didn't rise from the dead "your faith" would be in vain(synonyms: futile, useless, pointless.)"

"And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and *YOUR faith* is also vain*.--1Cor.15:14 (emphasis mine)

 What is the Gospel message I MUST believe to be saved? So now Paul tells us the gospel (below) in the most concise terms as found any where in the scriptures the gospel message we must place our trust in to be saved.

 The Gospel of Salvation:
 1Corinthians 15:1-4
 1. Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you *the gospel* which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
 2. *By which also ye are saved*, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
 3. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that *Christ died for our sins* according to the scriptures;
 4. And that *he was buried*, and that *he rose again* the third day according to the scriptures:


 To be saved, place your *faith* right now in Jesus, that he died to pay your sin debt in full, was buried and rose from the dead to give you the gift of eternal life. This is what is required to receive salvation. And of course “faith” is to have the conviction that something is true that we rely-on or trust-in. Also there is a prohibition against adding ‘anything’ to the gospel or taking anything away from the gospel.
"...to make all men see"(Ephesians 3:9)

We don't change God's message -- His message changes us.

 

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