I was so happy I couldn’t even fall asleep. I had just shared the message of salvation by faith alone in Christ alone with my friend. As I watched her amazement at such a message, I was reminded of the first time I really heard the gospel message. It was shocking!
How can it be that all I have to do is believe in the redeeming work of Christ? How can it be that simple? Yet, it is. Christ has been God’s plan from the very beginning, even before creation.
The message is simple, yet astounding!
- God is holy and just, unable to overlook your sin. He is also Love so He provided a way for you.
- You are sinful, never able to meet God’s standard of holiness, guilty, unable to save yourself.
- Christ,the sinless Son of God, the only One who could meet God’s standard of holiness, was willing to pay the penalty for your sins by his death on the cross. His sacrifice once and for all removed the sin barrier between you and God.
There is no debt for you to pay. Christ already paid it.
There is nothing you must do to earn your salvation. Christ already provided it.
The only requirement for you to be saved is to believe. You must rely on the fact that Christ’s sacrifice on the cross took care of your sin problem in the eyes of God. The moment you believe, Christ’s righteousness will be credited to your account!
Believe in Christ today! It matters not if you are a good person or a bad person. No one is good enough to save themself and no one is too bad for Christ to save! Christ alone is the hope of salvation!
John 3:16-17, Ephesians 2;4-9, Galatians 3:13, 2 Corinthians 5:18-21