Why Do People Need To Be Saved

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Why does a person need to be saved?

The Bible says that only a few people will end up in Heaven and many will receive a wide road to destruction. Even though Jesus paid for everyone’s sins, each person must come to the realization that they are a sinner and need their savior. They have to get to a point where they trust in Jesus and truly believe that He died on the cross just to save them. Romans 5:6-8 says “ For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Christ died for all of humanity so that we
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In Romans 3:24 it says “But they are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” “His Grace” means Jesus dying on the cross, which also means His act of selflessness that He viewed as an unmerited favor for all of humanity. Salvation comes to those who make a relationship with God through Jesus. The entire work of salvation is a work of God’s grace or his unmerited favor which is a free gift given to those who are willing to receive it. When one enters into a relationship with Christ, they move to the category of being saved which means they are born again. Entering a relationship with Christ means a non-believer becomes a believer and a non-Christian becomes a Christian. This faith in Jesus is referred to in Romans 3:22. “Even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe; for there is no distinction.” The process of beginning a relationship with Christ starts with the acknowledgement of sin, faith in Jesus, repentance, and confession. For “if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be …show more content…
This means we, as christians, give all of ourself to God so that He may work through us and we may work for Him. We are bound to Christ totally and completely. This also means we are willing to do listen to God and obey what he commands us to do. In Romans 6:4 it says “Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in the newness of life.” This means that we are baptized into Christ. Now, to be baptized is to be fully submerged into water. Therefore, to be baptized in Christ, is to be fully submerged in the church, His teachings, and in His word. Then, after being submerged in all of this, we are to conform it to our lives and strive to become more like Christ. Romans 8:14 states “For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.” Our heavenly Father is much like an earthly father. He takes care of our needs and He gives us the desires of our heart if it is His will. He allows us to have troubles so that we learn to have faith and trust in Him. God takes care of us but that does not mean everything will be smooth sailing. When we become believers in Christ we still live in a world of evil. As believers,

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