THE NEED FOR SALVATION
This message is written to assist in understanding WHY Jesus came to die for our sins.
I will give you a basic outline concerning salvation and the grace of God through sending His Son Jesus to die on Calvary for our sins-His resurrection from the dead-and the salvation of those who believe that Christ came to die for us. I will then give you the scriptures involved (Romans 5:12-21; John 3:16; Romans 10:9).
WHY GOD SENT HIS SON JESUS CHRIST TO DIE FOR US
1. Adam disobeyed God and sinned. As a result, sin entered into the world and was transmitted into the life stream of the human race. All men are born with an impulse toward sin and evil.
2. Men sinned from Adam to Moses (even when there was not law).
3. The trespass of Adam brought forth sin, condemnation, and death. The fruit of Jesus Christ's life (the second Adam) brought forth grace, justification and life.
4. Jesus Christ came so that the penalty from Adam's transgression would be erased (to all that had faith to believe in Him). Our belief is imputed to us (make us) righteousness with God. Our belief is Jesus Christ makes us righteous and brings us into Covenant with God. This Covenant free us from the bonds of sin.
5. Judgment came from Adam's sin. The free gift (salvation-grace-righteousness) comes through Jesus Christ
Death through Adam-Life through Jesus (Romans 5:12-21)
Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned —To be sure, sin was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not charged against anyone’s account where there is no law. Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who is a pattern of the one to come. But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many!Nor can the gift of God be compared with the result of one man’s sin: The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification. For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ! Consequently, just as one trespass resulted in condemnation for all people, so also one righteous act resulted in justification and life for all people.For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous. The law was brought in so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
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.(John 3:16)
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.(Romans 10:9)
Jesus came, died, and was resurrected from the dead through the power of the Holy Spirit. He came as the Son of God with the purpose of dying for the sins of humanity. His blood was shed for the remission of our sins and is absolutely essential to a Covenant relationship with God.
Jesus’ sacrificial death made it possible for sinful man to approach an Holy God. Because of the sacrificial blood of Jesus Christ, believers are redeemed, forgiven, justified, and sanctified. Importantly, they have access to God, the Father. The Blood of Jesus Christ is precious; and through His Blood we are saved -have redemption, justification, reconciliation, sanctification, access to God, and daily forgiveness of our sins.
This is a strong statement - however, a true one - those who refuse to believe in the saving death and ressurection of Jesus Christ will spend eternity in the lake of fire, forever separated from God the Father (Revelation 20:15). For the Word of God states:
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment (Hebrew 9:27).”