Three ingredients for salvation

August 13th, 2008

A couple of weeks ago I shared in this post what Jesus saved us from. I shared that salvation involves two main ideas…

  1. Being rescued from the penalty of sin – which means death and eternal separation from God.
  2. Being in right relationship with God – both now and for all eternity.

In essence the salvation Jesus has purchased puts us in a right relationship with God.

In taking this a step further we look at the three chief ingredients for a person to be saved. They are a need, a provision and a response.

  1. A Need – Each of us needs to realise that we have sinned and fallen short of God’s standards in the way we live our lives. We have all fallen short in some way at some time in our lives and only Jesus can save us (Romans 3:23).
  2. A Provision – The Bible tells us that while the punishment for sin is death and eternal separation from God, there is some good news. God has given us a gift of eternal life if we are trusting in Jesus Christ (Romans 6:23)
  3. A Response – Jesus has played His part in dying on the cross for us and making the way open to God. However we all need to respond personally to this offer (Revelations 3:20).

If you would like to respond to what Jesus has done and come into a personal relationship with God today. Please visit my “Peace with God” page. It is a chance to make a whole new start with God.