How to Know God...
Who Needs Salvation? Everyone needs salvation because we have all sinned.
Romans 3:10-12 and 23 "There is none righteous, no, not one; There is none who understands, there is none who seeks after God. They have all turned aside; they have together become unprofitable; there is none who does good, no, not one."
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."
Why do we need Salvation? The price or consequence for sin is death.
Romans 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
How has God provided Salvation for us? Through Jesus Christ, who died for our sins. God the Father sent His son Jesus to the world to stand in our place and overcome sin and death.
Romans 5:8 "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
How can we receive salvation? We receive salvation and eternal life only through faith in Jesus Christ.
Romans 10:9-10 and 13 "If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."
"For whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
What is the result of Salvation? Salvation through Jesus Christ brings us into a relationship of peace with God.
Romans 5:1 "Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ."
Romans 8:1 "There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit."
Romans 8:38-39 "For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."