Salvation is not in DOING something, but BELIEVING something. Believe ON the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved; believing how that Christ died for YOUR sins and that He was buried and rose again the third day. Salvation is free unto you (Romans 3:24, Titus 3:4-7)! It is the gift of God (Ephesians 2:8-9) The Gospel is -1 Corinthians 15:1-4
What must I do to be saved? This question has been asked often in this life. God saves sinners, the ungodly, those without strength, and His enemies. If you believe that you do not qualify as any of the things above then you cannot be saved. No matter how good you think you are, just know that you are not good enough to earn your way to Heaven. You must come to God in God's way.
Are You Concerned About Your Soul? If You Died Today, Where Will Your Soul Spend Eternity? Death Is Real!!
My Brothers And Sisters in 2018 And 2019 My Family Went Through A Roller Coaster Of Tragedies And Death.
My brothers and sisters, I’m grieved when I know that millions are dying and leaving this world without ever putting their trust in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ’s finished work at Calvary. Let me share this with you. Back in April of 2018, I had a niece that was murdered. In that same year I had a young cousin who died from an illness. In that same year of 2018, I had a brother who passed away. In March of 2019, I had a sister who was killed in a car accident by a young man who ran a red light fleeing from the police. The very next month my oldest brother passed away. By the way, it was my oldest brother’s daughter who was murdered in 2018. One of my Dad’s sister passed away in 2019. My father-in-law just passed away in April of this year from Covid-19.
My brothers and sisters, death is real. Thank God they were saved by believing that Jesus Christ died and was buried and arose again on the third day according to the scriptures. Keep my family in your prayers and all those who are grieving.
Genesis 2:16-17 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man (Adam) sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
Genesis 3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
Genesis 5:5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died. God who cannot lie, kept His word to Adam and Eve. They did die. God had two deaths in view here. One was spiritual and one was physical. Their sin immediately broke their previously unbroken fellowship between them and God. Satan changed the word of God to Eve and contradicted God with the words “And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die”
They died spiritually. Adam and Eve died spiritually that day and later on physically. But notice God didn’t specify how we are going to die physically. Death can come through sickness, accidents, and many other means but one thing for sure, it’s coming not unless we are raptured out of here (Rapture 1st Thessalonians 4:13-18).
Believe The Gospel (Today!! Right Now!!)
1st Corinthians 15:1-4 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Eternal life cannot be earned, it must be accepted as a free gift. Christ died for OUR sins. He didn’t have any sin of his own to pay for, so he chose to pay for our sins. This is how God showed his love for us. He died for us so that we could have righteousness and eternal life as a free gift. But that’s not all. If He had only died, this would not have been enough. Not only did He die, but He also “rose again the third day according to the scriptures.”
Christ’s resurrection purchased victory over death and proved that He was truly God. It is on the basis of Christ’s resurrection that God can offer you newness of life.
And this is what Paul says saves us. So, we believe the gospel, that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day. We put our faith and trust in Him as the One who paid the full penalty for our sins. It guarantees us that we have eternal life with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. If you do not put your faith in the gospel, then you will face eternal
"Learn How To Study The Word Of Truth (Holy Bible) Rightly Divided"
The doctrinal statement for By The Grace Of God Home Bible Study is summarized by the truths communicated to us in and through Ephesians 4:1-6:
One Body - In this present dispensation of the grace of God there is only one church, which is called the body of Christ. It consists of all those who are saved and it had its beginning with the salvation of the Apostle Paul (Rom. 11:11; I Cor. 12:13, 27,
Eph. 1:22-23, 3:1-11, 4:12; Col. 1:18, 24-25; I Tim.1:14-16).
One Spirit - The Holy Spirit is a person. He is coequal with the Father and the Son. He convicts the world of sin through the Word. He baptizes believers into the body of Christ. He regenerates, seals, indwells, enlightens, and empowers the believer (I Cor. 2:10, 12,6:19, 12:13; Eph. 3:16, 4:30; Titus 3:5).
The prophetic work and sign gifts of the Holy Spirit are not in operation today (I Cor. 12:1-31, 13:8-13). All supernatural gifts (such as those listed in (Rom. 12:6-8, I Cor. 12:8-10, and Eph. 4:11) were in effect during the period covered by the book of Acts, during which time the Word of God had not yet been completed.
Once the revelation of the mystery was completed and with the diminishing of the nation Israel, the sign gifts ceased and were "done away". The completed, inspired, and inerrant Word of God is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice. Today, the functions of evangelism, pastoring (shepherding), and teaching are carried out by men who "labor in the word and doctrine" (I Tim. 5:17).
One Hope - The imminent, personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ to catch up the members of His body to be with Him forever is the "blessed hope" of the believer (I Thes. 4:13-18; Titus 2:13). The body of Christ will not be on the earth during the time of Jacob's trouble, also known as the Tribulation (Rom 13:11; I Thes. 4:13-16, 5:1-11; II Thes. 2:1-17). We believe that the church, the Body of Christ, will be taken out of this world by Jesus Christ Himself, when He descends from heaven according to (I Thessalonians 4;13-18). This event was kept secret (mystery) by God, and is a distinctive part of the new and special revelation given to the apostle Paul (I Corinthians 15:51) for us as members of Christ's own body, He being the Head. We confirm strongly that this blessed hope (Titus 2:13) is found only in Paul's epistles and concerns only the church, which is His body. This event will take place before the prophesied seven year tribulation period begins (Romans 5:9, I Thessalonians 5:9), which directly precedes the second coming of Christ to the earth to set up His earthly millennial kingdom in which He will rule and reign with His chosen people, the nation of Israel.
One Lord - Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He is true God and true man (Matt. 1:20-23; Rom. 1:3; Phil. 2:6-9). He suffered and died as the propitiation of God for sin (Rom. 3:25), and three days later He rose bodily from the dead. We no longer "know" Him through the accounts of His earthly ministry, but as the resurrected Head of the Church, which is His body (Rom. 15:8; II Cor. 5:16; Eph. 1:20-23).
One Faith - The body of truth revealed to the Apostle Paul for us to believe, in this, the age of God's wonderful grace (Eph. 3:2; Col. 1:25). Sound doctrine for the age of grace was revealed to Paul. These sound words should be held onto by the saints and committed to faithful men who shall teach others also (II Tim. 1:13). In Gal. 1:11-12 and I Tim. 6:3, Paul states that his gospel was "by revelation of Jesus Christ" and that his words are the words of the Lord Jesus Christ (I Cor. 14:37). God's truth for living today is found in Paul's writings, Romans through Philemon. The book of Romans is the foundation to be built upon, progressively and successively, through to the book of Philemon, and this pattern of instruction works to produce godly edification in the life of each believer.
One Baptism - The Bible teaches of many baptisms, however, there is only one baptism recognized by the Word of God for this present dispensation of grace. That is the spiritual baptism by which the believer, when he/she trusts Christ as his/her Savior, is identified with the Lord in His death, His burial, and His resurrection. This spiritual baptism is also the means whereby the believer is given victory over sin (Rom. 6:1-5; I Cor. 12:13; Gal. 3:27; Col. 2:11).
One God and Father of all - There is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (I Kings 8:60; Isaiah 45:18; John 8:19; II Cor. 13:14).
The gospel of salvation from the penalty of sin - Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice. All who believe on Him are justified on the basis of His shed blood (Rom. 3:24-28, 5:8-9 I Cor 15:1-4). People today are saved by grace through faith alone, and at the moment of salvation are sealed by the Holy Spirit and are eternally secure (Eph. 1:11-14, 2:8-9).
The lost, the unsaved, will suffer eternal damnation as payment for their sins (Rom. 2:1-11, 6:23; Eph. 5:6; II Thes. 1:7-9; Rev. 20:11-15, 21:8).
The mission and commission of the church is to proclaim the message of reconciliation (II Cor. 5:14-21) and to preach Jesus Christ according to the revelation of the mystery, as first revealed to the Apostle Paul (Rom. 16:25; Eph. 3:1-9; I Tim. 1:16).
The Bible - The entire Bible is inspired of God (Matt. 4:4; II Tim. 3:16) and is without error in the original writings. God promises that He will preserve the words of scripture (Ps. 12:6-7; Matt. 24:35), and has kept His promise by preserving His infallible words. The Authorized King James Version is an accurate translation of the preserved words of God in the English language, is without error, for English speaking people.
Prayer - Talking to God. Prayer is in the name or authority of the Lord Jesus Christ (Phil. 4:6-7; I Thes. 5:17). The purpose of prayer is to conform our thoughts and actions to God's word through the work of the Spirit (Eph. 3:14-21).
Satan - He is a living and personal devil (John 8:44; Eph. 2:2; I Peter 5:8; Rev. 12:9). As God has changed His dealings with man, Satan adjusts his tactics to mimic what God is doing (II Cor. 11:13-15).