Jesus Is Our Saviour
A ship loaded with passengers was sailing across the ocean. One night the ship began to sink. As the ship slowly sank into the water, its crew prepared the passengers so they would be saved from drowning. Some of the passengers believed the crew and obeyed what the crew told them to do. Others did not believe the ship was sinking and went back to sleep. All the people were in danger. All needed to be saved. But only those who believed the warnings and obeyed the instructions were saved. The rest drowned! Who was to blame for their drowning? They were because they refused to accept the only message which could save them.
It is easy for us to see the need of salvation for people on a sinking ship. But we may miss the need for salvation from our own sins. All of us are in great danger because of our sins. One day we will all be judged by God (Hebrews 9:27). We will be judged according to our works (Revelation 20:12). None of us live a perfect life. We all make mistakes. We often do things we know are wrong. The Bible says:
for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). When we refuse to obey the will of God, we are guilty of sin (James 4:17). When we break the law of God, we are also sinning (1 John 3:4). Our sins separate us from God (Isaiah 59:1-2). All who are still in their sins on Judgment Day will be cast into Hell (Matthew 25:46; 2 Peter 2:4-9).
All through the Bible, God has warned us of our need to be saved from our sins. God punishes all who die in their sins, but He has also provided a way out of our sins so that we can be saved from Hell. God sent a Saviour, Jesus Christ, who died as an offering for our sins (1 Peter 2:24-25; 1 John 2:2).
Jesus came to this earth to die for our sins. Sin is so bad and the debt is so heavy that the sacrifice of God’s only begotten Son was the only thing that could pay the price. Jesus not only died for our sins, but He also rose from the dead to prove that death has no power over Him (Revelation 1:18).
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the good news which tells of what the Saviour did for us. It also tells how to accept the Saviour so that we can be saved (Hebrews 5:8-9). We must believe in Him (John 8:24). We must repent of all our sins (Luke 13:3). We must confess our faith that
Jesus Christ is the Son of God (Matthew 10:32-33; Acts 8:37). We must be baptized so that our sins will be washed away (Mark 16:15-16; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:4).
If we do not listen to the warnings in God’s Word, we will be lost! If we believe God’s warning and obey His will, we will be saved. Jesus Christ is man’s only Saviour. Will you not accept Him today by believing in Him and obeying His will?
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