Salvation

 

We at Geneva Christian Fellowship seek to give glory and honor to God by being faithful to share the “Good News” of the Gospel of Christ with all mankind. Unfortunately there is also some bad news.

The “Bad News” is that the rebellion of the first man, Adam, against God’s command brought death, suffering, and separation from God into this world. We see the results all around us. All of Adam’s descendants are sinful from conception (Psalm 51:5) and have themselves entered into this rebellion (sin). They therefore cannot live with a Holy God, but are condemned to separation from God. The Bible says that “all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Rom 3:23) and that all are therefore subject to “everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power” (2 Thes 1:9).

But the “Good News” is that God has done something about it. “For God so loved the world that He gave his only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

Jesus Christ the Lord, though totally sinless, suffered, on behalf of mankind, the penalty of mankind’s sin, which is death and separation from God. He did this to satisfy the righteous demands of the holiness and justice of God, His Father. Jesus was the perfect sacrifice; He died on the cross, but on the third day, He rose again, conquering death, so that all who truly believe in Him, repent of their sin and trust in him (rather than their own merit), are able to come back to God and live for eternity with their Creator.

Therefore: “He who believes on Him is not condemned, but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only-begotten Son of God” (John 3:18).

What a wonderful Savior, and what a wonderful salvation in Christ Jesus our Lord!

If you want to know more of what the Bible says about how you can receive eternal life, please write, call, or e-mail the Geneva Christian Fellowship, and we would be delighted to help you.