The Bible makes it clear that we are all born into this world as sinners. Sin is simply the bad things that we do, whether it is a small lie we tell or what we would classify as a major wrong. Sin is sin in the eyes of God and all sin separates us from God. God provided a means to which our sin can be forgiven. He sent his only begotten son, [John 3:16 KJV] 16 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.
Salvation comes when one realizes the condition he is naturally born in and realizes the penalty for sin is death. [Romans 6:23 KJV] 23 For the wages of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. The payment for our wrong doing is death and this is a physical death and a spiritual death. Spiritual in the sense that sin will separate you from God for ever.
There is hope though, as mentioned God sent his son to this earth to die on the cross. The Bible says that without the shedding of blood there can be no remission of sin. Christ fulfilled that obligation and has made a way for us to receive the free gift of salvation. [Romans 5:8 KJV] 8 But God commendeth (demonstrated) his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. [Romans 10:13 KJV] 13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Christ died for us when he knew what we really were. We simply admit that we have sinned, and we place our faith in what Christ has done. He died to take away the penalty of sin from us. He died so that we could live with him forever. Faith is something we all exhibit each and every day. Where it is walking into a building or driving over a bridge or even sitting in a chair. We trust the building designers and engineers that the building is sufficient enough to be in. We trust the engineers of the bridge that the bridge is sound structurally and will have no problem handling the weight of the cars driving on it. We also trust the makers of our chairs we sit in that they have fastened all the bolts properly and the chair will not collapse when we sit on it. Just as you trust these things without thinking about it, the same is what needs to be done with what Christ has done. We simply trust what he did on calvary. We call out to him in our state and he promises that he will save us.
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