A FEW COMMON QUESTIONS

WHAT ARE WE SAVED FROM?

Our sins: Matthew 1.21 – She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.

Punishment: Matthew 25.46 - “Then they [the unrighteous] will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”

Purposeless living/Empty way of life: 1 Peter 1.18-19 – For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.

Separation from God: 1 Peter 3.18 – For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.

WHO CAN BE SAVED?

Everyone!: Romans 10.13 – ...Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

Christianity is not just for people with certain interests or behavior, or from certain social classes or ethnic backgrounds. It’s important to know that God wants everyone to be saved (2 Peter 3.9 says “He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”). Even if we have done terrible things and rebelled against God, He still extends His offer of forgiveness and salvation.

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