The payment for sin is death. But God gives us the free gift of life forever in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 6:23 NCV
“Men (people) have always stumbled over the simplicity of salvation. That is why there are so many cults. Each one has a unique slant on the doctrine of salvation, each corrupting the simplicity of the gospel revealed in God’s Word (cf. 2 Corinthians 11:3) by espousing salvation by human works.
From start to finish, God’s Word disproves them all, and in a wonderfully consistent way. Its message, woven through sixty-six books, written over a span of fifteen hundred years by more than forty different authors, is marvelously unified and congruous. The message is simply that God graciously saves repentant sinners who come to Him in faith. There is no secret here, no mystery, no obscurity, no complexity….
….God has come down from heaven and spoken to us by His Son (Hebrews 1:1-2). We can never gain the right to climb to heaven and find the answers for ourselves….
Jesus is the only source of salvation. Those who do not believe in His name are condemned, excluded from the eternal life. No matter how sincere, how religious, how immersed in good works, everyone must be born again. There is no promise of life–only a guarantee of condemnation–for those who will not…turn from sin in obedient faith to the One who was lifted up so that they would not have to perish.”
—John MacArthur, from his book, “The Gospel According to Jesus”, 1988, Zondervan Publishing House.
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