Sunday, 28 November 2010


Christians believe that Jesus is their Saviour.  This immediately leads to the question: just what exactly has He saved us from?  The answer, in a nutshell, is what the Bible calls "sin": a proud and rebellious rejection of God and His laws.  Personally, I believe that Jesus saves us from three things:
  1. the penalty of sin (which is physical death and subsequent separation from God)
  2. the effects of sin (such as fear, guilt, loneliness, anguish and despair)
  3. the power of sin (such as addictions and compulsions).
Here are a few relevant Bible verses:

  • John 3:16: God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
  • John 5:24: Jesus said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.”
  • John 10:9: Jesus said, “I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved.”
  • John 14:6: Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
  • Acts 4:12: There is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.
  • 1 John 4:14: And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.

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