by: Donald Curtis
Pastor Donald Curtis
Salvation is one of the basic theological beliefs that is paramount to our understanding of the very love of God and for our entrance into the portals of Heaven. (Eph. 2:8-9) I believe through this amazing testament that salvation has been offered to humankind as a direct gift from God to everyone who would believe and accept it. (John 3:16) There is absolutely nothing we can do at all to earn, enhance or receive this gift outside of the very grace of God.
Because of these foundational verses and many others similar to them I believe that no one can enter the Kingdom of God unless they are truly born again and become righteous. (2 Corinthians 5:21)
Through salvation a new nature is given to us from above, a new life by the Holy Spirit through the Word of God, is necessary for salvation to genuinely take place in an individual and because of that we become the sons and daughters of God. (John 1:12)
This salvation only comes by the blood of the pure Lamb of God that was crucified on the cross and was placed in a borrowed tomb, but gloriously resurrected on the third day. (Rev 5:12) The sacrificial shed blood of Jesus made a sin atonement once and for all to whosoever will believe. (Hebrews 10:10) Jesus, who knew no sin, was made to be the sacrifice for our sins. (2 Cor. 5:21) There is nothing at all that we can do to add or diminish what Christ was able to accomplish on the cross of Calvary so that we are unable to boast.
When someone who is living in their sins puts faith in Jesus Christ and repents from their sinfulness with a broken and contrite spirit they are immediately saved and regenerated completely. (Isaiah 66:2) The Bible states that they have went from Spiritual death to spiritual life and that all things become new. (John 5:24) (2 Cor. 5:17)This creates an eternal relationship with the Lord, hence they are “saved” from their past, their sins, their eternal damnation and brought into the realization of a new abundant life, eternal home in Heaven and a freedom of their sins.
 Eph 2:8-9 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” KJV
 John 3:16 “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.” KJV
 2 Corinthians 5:21 states, “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” KJV
 John 1:12 “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:”
 Rev. 5:12 “Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.”
 Hebrews 10:10 “10 And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” NIT
 2 Corinthians 5:21 “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” (NKJV)
 Isaiah 66:2 “But to this one I will look, To him who is humble and contrite of spirit, and who trembles at My word.”
 John 5:24 “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”
 2 Cor. 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”