Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding./ In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight./ Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil.
Proverbs 3:5-7

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Intro | Salvation Is | Salvation's Assurance | Accepted In Him | Baptism 

Knowing God | My Significance | The Price  |  Problem and Promise

The Elements of Salvation


 
Justification As a sinner I stood before God guilty and condemned and fully deserving of eternal damnation, but He declares me righteous (Rom. 8:33) in Christ Jesus. It is His declaration that determines my righteousness on the basis of Jesus Christ and not because of anything I have done or will or will not do.
 
Forgiveness As a sinner I stood before God as a slave, but He has granted my freedom  (Rom. 6:18-22).
He did it because He chose to do it and delighted to do it

 
Redemption As a sinner I stood before God as a debtor, but the debt is paid by Him (I owe it no more) and it is forgotten  (Eph. 1:7). He did it because He chose to do it and delighted to do it -- not because of any merit of my own or any potential He saw in me. 
 
Reconciliation As a sinner I stood before God as an enemy, but He made me His friend   (2 Cor. 5:18-20) He did it because He chose to do it and delighted to do it -- not because of any merit of my own or any potential He saw in me. 
 

Adoption
As a sinner I stood before God as a stranger, but He made me His son (Eph. 1:5)  He did it because He chose to do it and delighted to do it -- not because of any merit of my own or any potential He saw in me. 

Isaiah 45:17 But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.