2 Corinthians 4:13 – “We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written (Psalm 116:10), I believe, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe and therefore speak…..”
We believe that there is only one means of salvation from sin, Judgement and Hell; and that is to call upon the Lord Jesus Christ, believing in your heart that He died upon the cross on your behalf as a sacrifice for your sin; that He was buried and that on the third day, God raised Him to life again.
This will result in your being forgiven, born again and becoming a member of the ‘Body of Christ’ (The Church). You will receive the Spirit of Christ and God will call you His son and you may therefore call God your Father.
Jesus made this profound statement, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. For there is no other name under heaven given among men, whereby we MUST be saved (Acts 4:12). 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 (John 3:16).
The scriptures declare that in the volume of the book it is written of me to do thy will, O God (Psalm 40:7). God’s will for the Lord Jesus was that He would be the only way of salvation for mankind. For this to be accomplished He would have to voluntarily lay down His life for the sins of the world. He was to be the one and only sacrifice. For without the shedding of blood there can be no forgiveness of sins (Hebrews 10:12, 14; 1 Peter 1:18-20). The judgement for sin was death (Romans 6:23). The Lord Jesus took this punishment for us in His own body and paid the price for our salvation. In so doing, as He rose from the dead He took the keys of Hell and Death (Revelation 1:18; Hebrews 2:14).
This message is the good news of God to mankind and is referred to in scriptures as the gospel (1 Corinthians 15:1-4). Whoever repents of their sin, confesses and believes in their heart that God has raised Jesus from the dead shall be saved. For with the heart man believes unto righteousness: and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation (Romans 10:9-10). By God’s grace He gives us the power to become sons of God. We are then born again, not of blood, nor by the will of man, but of God. Salvation is all God’s doing. The bible says that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved (Acts 2:21). God sends the Spirit of His Son into our hearts and for the first time we are truly able to say, Abba Father (Galatians 4:6). We become sons of God and by the Holy Ghost He sets us in His Body as it pleases Him.
We were all dead in our sins and trespasses, but it is only God who can raised the dead to life through His incredible salvation plan. Lazarus could never have been raised to life unless he died and was buried. We too are baptized into His death, and buried by baptism, so God can raised us to life through the gospel. Salvation belongs to our God (Psalm 68:19-20). Man has no part in it!