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How To Acquire Salvation and Eternal Life For Yourself

 You Must ‘Work Out’ Your Salvation | Implying that you have to do something; to act

My dear friends, you always obeyed when I was with you. Now that I am away, you should obey even more. So work with fear and trembling to discover what it really means to be saved. Philippians 2:12 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

“So work with fear and trembling to discover what it really means to be saved.”

“Fear and trembling before God acknowledge that He is the Almighty and we are His children and children need to have a reverential respect and regard for Him as natural children should have for their parents.” – excerpt from article by Jack Wellman


Who And What Is The Believer Of Christ?

Forgiven

(To forgive is to grant pardon for or remission of (an offense, sin, etc.); absolve.)
Christ Nailed to the Cross- Gerard David (circa 1450:1460–1523)
Christ Nailed to the Cross- Gerard David (circa 1450:1460–1523)

Christ sacrificed his life’s blood to set us free, which means that our sins are now forgiven. Christ did this because God was so kind to us. God has great wisdom and understanding,  Ephesians 1:7  Contemporary English Version (CEV)

“Christ did this because God was so kind to us. God has great wisdom and understanding, …”

 Every one of the prophets has said that all who have faith in Jesus will have their sins forgiven in his name. Acts 10:43 Contemporary English Version (CEV)


 Justified

(To justify is to 1. To demonstrate or prove to be just, right, or valid: justified each budgetary expense as necessary; anger that is justified by the circumstances. 2. To declare free of blame; absolve. 3. To free (a human) of the guilt and penalty attached to grievous sin. Used of God.)

cropped-jesuslogobanner51.pngWe see that people are acceptable to God because they have faith, and not because they obey the Law. Romans 3:28 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

“We see that people are acceptable to God because they have faith, and not because they obey the Law.”

But everyone who has faith in Jesus is set free. Acts 13:39 Contemporary English Version (CEV)


A new creation…

Anyone who belongs to Christ is a new person. The past is forgotten, and everything is new.  2 Corinthians 5:17 Contemporary English Version (CEV)


Sanctified

(To sanctify is to 1. To set apart for sacred use; consecrate. 2. To make holy; purify. 3. To give religious sanction to, as with an oath or vow: sanctify a marriage. 4. To give social or moral sanction to. 5. To make productive of holiness or spiritual blessing.

“He sent Christ Jesus to save us and to make us wise, acceptable, and holy”

You are God’s children. He sent Christ Jesus to save us and to make us wise, acceptable, and holy.  1 Corinthians 1:30 Contemporary English Version (CEV)


Sealed by the Holy Spirit

Christ also brought you the truth, which is the good news about how you can be saved. You put your faith in Christ and were given the promised Holy Spirit to show that you belong to God.  Ephesians 1:13 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

The Spirit makes you sure that someday you will be free from your sins.

The Spirit makes you sure that someday you will be free from your sins. Ephesians 4:30 Contemporary English Version (CEV)


Made the Temple of the Holy Spirit

You surely know that your body is a temple where the Holy Spirit lives. The Spirit is in you and is a gift from God. You are no longer your own.  1 Corinthians 6:19 Contemporary English Version (CEV)


Delivered from condemnation

If you belong to Christ Jesus, you won’t be punished. Romans 8:1 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

“I tell you for certain that everyone who hears my message and has faith in the one who sent me has eternal life and will never be condemned.”

I tell you for certain that everyone who hears my message and has faith in the one who sent me has eternal life and will never be condemned. They have already gone from death to life. John 5:24 Contemporary English Version (CEV)


Given peace

By faith we have been made acceptable to God. And now, because of our Lord Jesus Christ, we live at peace with God. Romans 5:1 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

I give you peace, the kind of peace that only I can give. It isn’t like the peace that this world can give. So don’t be worried or afraid. John 14:27 Contemporary English Version (CEV)


Made an heir of God

So if you belong to Christ, you are now part of Abraham’s family, and you will be given what God has promised.  Galatians 3:29 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

“You are no longer slaves. You are God’s children, and you will be given what he has promised.”

You are no longer slaves. You are God’s children, and you will be given what he has promised. Galatians 4:7 Contemporary English Version (CEV)


Blessed with all spiritual blessings

Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ for the spiritual blessings that Christ has brought us from heaven! Ephesians 1:3 Contemporary English Version (CEV)


Ask Jesus into your heart now.


Evidences of Salvation:

Love for the Brethren

We know what love is because Jesus gave his life for us. That’s why we must give our lives for each other.  1 John 3:16 Contemporary English Version (CEV)


Witness of the Spirit

God’s Spirit makes us sure that we are his children. Romans 8:16 Contemporary English Version (CEV)


Guidance of the Spirit

Only those people who are led by God’s Spirit are his children.  Romans 8:14 Contemporary English Version (CEV)


Love of God in heart

…that will never disappoint us. All of this happens because God has given us the Holy Spirit, who fills our hearts with his love. Romans 5:5 Contemporary English Version (CEV)


Have Fruits of the Spirit

God’s Spirit makes us loving, happy, peaceful, patient, kind, good, faithful, gentle, and self-controlled. There is no law against behaving in any of these ways. Galatians 5:22-23 Contemporary English Version (CEV)


Keeping Christ’s Commandments

When we obey God, we are sure that we know him. But if we claim to know him and don’t obey him, we are lying and the truth isn’t in our hearts. We truly love God only when we obey him as we should, and then we know that we belong to him. If we say we are his, we must follow the example of Christ. 1 John 2:3-6 Contemporary English Version (CEV)


Doing Righteousness

(To be righteous is to be  1. Morally upright; without guilt or sin: a righteous parishioner. 2. In accordance with virtue or morality: a righteous judgment. 3. Morally justifiable: righteous anger.)

You can tell God’s children from the devil’s children, because those who belong to the devil refuse to do right or to love each other. 1 John 3:10 Contemporary English Version (CEV)


Overcoming the world

Every child of God can defeat the world, and our faith is what gives us this victory.  1 John 5:4 Contemporary English Version (CEV)


Spiritual Understanding

That’s why only someone who has God’s Spirit can understand spiritual blessings. Anyone who doesn’t have God’s Spirit thinks these blessings are foolish. 15 People who are guided by the Spirit can make all kinds of judgments, but they cannot be judged by others.  1 Corinthians 2:14-15 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

Christ, the Holy One, has blessed you, and now all of you understand. I did not need to write you about the truth, since you already know it. You also know that liars do not belong to the truth. And a liar is anyone who says that Jesus isn’t truly Christ. Anyone who says this is an enemy of Christ and rejects both the Father and the Son. If we reject the Son, we reject the Father. But if we say that we accept the Son, we have the Father. Keep thinking about the message you first heard, and you will always be one in your heart with the Son and with the Father. The Son has promised us eternal life.

I am writing to warn you about those people who are misleading you. But Christ has blessed you with the Holy Spirit. Now the Spirit stays in you, and you don’t need any teachers. The Spirit is truthful and teaches you everything. So stay one in your heart with Christ, just as the Spirit has taught you to do. 1 John 2:20-27 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

We know that Jesus Christ the Son of God has come and has shown us the true God. And because of Jesus, we now belong to the true God who gives eternal life.  1 John 5:20 Contemporary English Version (CEV)


Ask Jesus into your heart now.


 

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