1 Understanding Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses Class #11 Jehovah's Witnesses Plan of Salvation
2 Christian Plan of Salvation Before we look at the Jehovah's Witness plan of salvation, let's talk about what the Christian plan of salvation says. In other words, when you share the Gospel, what is it that you are sharing? Open Discussion: What Is The Plan of Salvation (The Gospel)
3 1) Recognize You Have Fallen Short Admit you have disobeyed God's standards and that you stand guilty before God. Because we all sin (disobey God), the Bible says that the penalty of our sin is "death" and eternal separation from God. Romans 3:23: "All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God." Romans 6:23: "For the wages [payment] of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." James 2:10: "For whosoever shall keep the whole law and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all."
4 2) Good Deeds Can't Save Us Recognize that God says that the payment for our "sin" penalty is so great that no amount of "good deeds" we do can pay the price required to redeem us from the penalty of our sin. Scripture explains that any righteous deeds done in an attempt to please God are nothing but "filthy rags" of pride in God's sight! Ephesians 2:8-9: "For by grace are ye saved through faith and this not of yourselves, it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast."
5 2) Good Deeds Can't Save Us Romans 11:6: "And if by grace [unmerited favor or kindness], then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work." Romans 3:28: "Therefore we conclude that a man is justified [declared righteous] by faith without the deeds of the law."
6 3) Jesus Paid the Price Only Jesus who was God in the flesh (See Philippians 2:5-11) was worthy enough to pay the price required for our sins to be forgiven. Because salvation from our sins (i.e., eternal life) cost too much for us to be able to earn by our good behavior, Jesus paid the TOTAL price required for us to be released from our sin-debt so that we can go free and be granted entrance into God's presence.
7 3) Jesus Paid the Price By Christ's substitutionary payment for our sins by His death, God was able to remain righteous (in requiring full payment for the wrongs we've committed) and at the same time, extend love and mercy to us. When we accept the payment that Jesus made on our behalf, God immediately grants us forgiveness from the wrongs we've done (past, present and future) and makes us spiritually clean and acceptable in His sight on account of the atoning blood of Christ and through the renewing work of the Holy Spirit.
8 3) Jesus Paid the Price This gift of eternal life is offered "free" to anyone who accepts His death and resurrection. Romans 6:23: "For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 4:4-5: "Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace [unmerited favor or kindness], but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth [declares righteous] the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness."
9 3) Jesus Paid the Price Romans 10:9-11, 13: That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
10 3) Jesus Paid the Price 1 Corinthians 15:1-4: Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.
11 4) Receive the Free Gift Through Jesus Jesus freely offers us His gift of eternal life in exchange for our sin, but we must reach out to Him and accept His gift before His payment for our sin-debt can be applied to our account. You can receive this gift by praying directly to Jesus. Personally ask Jesus to forgive you of your sins and to be the Lord (Master), God and Savior of your life. Romans 10:9, 13: "That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved...for whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
12 4) Receive the Free Gift Through Jesus Mark 2:7, 10-11: "' 'Who can forgive sins but God alone?'...but in order that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins' He said to the paralytic I say to you, rise, take up your pallet and go home." John 6:37: "All that the Father gives Me shall come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out." Acts 22:16: "...wash away your sins, calling on His name." John 10:27-28: "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they shall never perish; and no one shall snatch them out of My hand."
13 5) Your Life is Secure in Christ Understand that as a child of God, you are forever secure in His family! Just as there is nothing your own child can do to sever his/her relationship with you as a son or daughter, so it is with God. Once you are spiritually "born again" into God's family, you belong to HIM for all eternity! Because the penalty of all of your sins--past, present and future--have been atoned for by the blood of Christ, you stand righteous in God's eyes.
14 5) Your Life is Secure in Christ You no longer stand in your unworthy rags of pride, but stand pure and blameless, covered in the priceless blood of Christ. His Holy Spirit comes to dwell within you and you begin a new life as He transforms your heart from the inside out. Indeed, this is what Eternal Life is all about! Now that you have it, you have it for eternity! John 5:24: "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life."
15 5) Your Life is Secure in Christ John 6:47: "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes has eternal life." Romans 8:1: "There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." Romans 8:8-9: "and those who are in the flesh cannot please God. However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him." Romans 8:14: "For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God." 2 Corinthians 5:17: "Therefore if any man is in Christ, He is a new creature, old things are passed away; behold all things are become new."
16 Jehovah's Witness on Salvation There are two classes of Christians The Anointed class will go to heaven as spirit sons of God. These include all Christians from the first century to nineteenth century who were Witness-like Christians, Russell and all of the Bible Students up through 1935, and maybe a small number of Witnesses since The Great Crowd or Other Sheep will be resurrected on earth and given an opportunity to live on earth forever. This great crowd will include all pre-christian believers and most of those now living.
17 Jehovah's Witness on Salvation Salvation requires faith in Christ plus hard work. Salvation is ultimately a matter of proving oneself worthy by changing one's life according to the Watchtower organization's directives. Only the 144,000 are born again. The 144,000 are the same as the anointed class They are born again as a precondition of becoming spirits in heaven, not as a precondition of salvation.
18 Little Flock Only the Little Flock is the Body of Christ Not all of Jehovah's witnesses expect to go to heaven. Indeed, only a small proportion, a "little flock", of them do. (Luke 12:32) Almighty God, who sets all members in his organization as is pleasing to him, has limited to 144,000 the number of the "body of Christ", whose members will reign with Christ Jesus in God's heavenly kingdom. Only a small remnant, sufficient to complete the fullness of that body, now remain on earth. (Let God Be True, 1946, p )
19 Little Flock Little Flock chosen by 1935 We understand that this heavenly calling continued down through the centuries, though during the so-called Dark Ages, there may have been times when the number of anointed ones were very few. With the reestablishment of true Christianity near the end of the last century, more were called and chosen. But it seems that in the mid-1930's, the full number of the 144,000 was basically completed. Thus there began to appear a group of loyal Christians with the earthly hope. Jesus termed such other sheep, who unite in worship with the anointed as one approved flock. (Watchtower Aug. 15, 1996 p.31)
20 Ask... According to Luke 12:22, who is Jesus speaking to in the thirteen verses that span Luke 12:22-34? Where specifically is there any indication in the text of Luke 12:32 that the 144,000 of Revelation chapters 7 and 14 are being spoken of here? Where does Scripture indicate that entrance into this so-called little flock of anointed believers would be closed in 1935?
21 Ask... Can you think of a single verse in the Bible where Jesus limits the citizenship of heaven to 144,000 people? Since Hebrews 11:16 says that the Old Testament saints were longing for a better country a heavenly one; Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them, doesn't that mean the Watchtower Society is wrong for saying they will be excluded from heaven?
22 Ask... What justification is there for switching methods of interpretation, from literal to figurative, right in the middle of Revelation 7:4? (literal 144,000 but figurative Jews) Are there women in the Anointed Class? How do you reconcile that with Revelation 14:4 which clearly indicates that the 144,000 are all men who have not been defiled with women? How do you reconcile the Watchtower teaching that there will be the Anointed Class in heaven and the other sheep on earth when John 10:16 says all believers will be together in one flock under one shepherd?
23 Requirements for Salvation According to the Watchtower Organization, there are four requirements for salvation (Watchtower, Feb. 15, 1983, p. 12) 1. Knowledgeable about the Father Jesus Christ identified a first requirement when he said in prayer to his Father: "This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you, the only true God, and of the one whom you sent forth, Jesus Christ." (John 17:3) Knowledge of God and of Jesus Christ includes knowledge of God's purposes regarding the earth and of Christ's role as earth's new King. Will you take in such knowledge by studying the Bible?
24 Requirements for Salvation 2. Obey God's laws Many have found the second requirement more difficult. It is to obey God's laws, yes, to conform one's life to the moral requirements set out in the Bible. This includes refraining from a debauched, immoral way of life. ' 1 Corinthians 6:9, 10; 1 Peter 4:3, 4.'
25 Requirements for Salvation 3. Be associated with the Jehovah's Witnesses A third requirement is that we be associated with God's channel, his organization. God has always used an organization. For example, only those in the ark in Noah's day survived the Flood, and only those associated with the Christian congregation in the first century had God's favor. (Acts 4:12) Similarly, Jehovah is using only one organization today to accomplish his will. To receive everlasting life in the earthly Paradise we must identify that organization and serve God as part of it.
26 Requirements for Salvation 4. Be loyal in spreading the kingdom news of God The fourth requirement is connected with loyalty. God requires that prospective subjects of his Kingdom support his government by loyally advocating his Kingdom rule to others. Jesus Christ explained: "This good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth." (Matthew 24:14) Will you meet this requirement by telling others about God's Kingdom?
27 What is Missing Watchtower salvation does not focus on coming to Christ as Jesus stated in Matt. 11:28. It does not focus on the sacrifice of Christ on the cross (torture stake) and what Jesus did. It does not mention what saves us in 1 Cor. 15:1-4; namely, the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. Instead, it focuses on the Father, itself as an organization, and works. It is the works issue that is the most problematic here.
28 What is Missing The Jehovah's Witness organization teaches works righteousness in combination with the sacrifice of Christ. This combination of our works and Jesus' sacrifice is a teaching that is not only a heresy, but also makes salvation void. "Accepting the message of salvation and devoting ourselves to God through Christ and being baptized in water is only the beginning of our exercise of faith. It is only the beginning of our obedience to God. It sets us on the way to everlasting life, but it does not mean our final salvation," (This Means Everlasting Life, 1950, p. 181)
29 Same Words, Different Meaning Just like we saw with Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses say some of the same things we do but have an entirely different meaning. They affirm that good works do not earn salvation, but they say they are prerequisites for salvation. They say we are saved by grace, but they teach that grace only gives the opportunity for human beings to work out their salvation or earn it by their actions. They say Jesus died for their sin, but only the original sin of Adam, not any we have done.
30 Same Words, Different Meaning They speak of the free gift Christ gave us in his death, but since that only removed original sin, it only gives us a chance for salvation that we did not have and does not assure of us salvation. They speak of the need for grace and faith in Christ to be saved, but we saw from the quote above that it is the starting point, not ending point. They speak of being born again (John 3:3-5), but this applies only to the Anointed Class.
31 The Life and Work of Jesus Jehovah's Witnesses Teach That Jesus... Was Jehovah's God first and only direct creation. Was called The Word or Michael and was the chief angel or archangel. Was a spirit being with a spirit body. Created all other things. Was born a human using the life force of Michael (and Michael no longer existed). Was only a human being while on the earth. Was born from a virgin.
32 The Work of Jesus Jehovah's Witnesses Teach That Jesus... Lived a sinless life, as a human being. Died on a stake as a ransom for sin. Paid for the sin of Adam (original sin) only. Was recreated by God as a spirit being. Had his old human body dissolved into gases. Lives in heaven with God and will never return to the earth. Invisible presence established his kingdom on earth in 1914.
33 The Ransom Sacrifice of Jesus The Watchtower Society teaches that the human life Jesus laid down in sacrifice was exactly equal to the human life Adam fell with. Since one man's sin (that of Adam), had been responsible for causing the entire human family to be sinners, the shed blood of another perfect human (in effect, a second Adam), being of corresponding value, could balance the scale of justice. (Reasoning from the Scriptures, 1989,p 308) If Jesus had been God, then the ransom payment would have been way too much.
34 The Ransom Sacrifice of Jesus The idea of Ransom from 1 Timothy 2:5-6 For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time. The word translated ransom is antilutron which means what is given in exchange for another as a price of his redemption. The idea is simply a substitution and has nothing to do with relative value.
35 Ask... Did you know that Greek language authorities tell us that the meaning of the Greek word for ransom simply involves the idea of substitution and not a strict no more/no less type of correspondence? If what was needed was a perfect human, why did God need to send his Son to earth as a man at all? Could not he have just made one from scratch?
36 Mediator between God and Man The Watchtower Society argues that because Jesus mediates between God and mankind (see 1 Timothy 2:5), it is clear that he cannot be viewed as God. After all since by definition a mediator is someone separate from those who need mediation, it would be a contradiction for Jesus to be one entity with either of the parties he is trying to reconcile. That would be a pretending to be something he is not. (Should You Believe in the Trinity, 1989, p 15)
37 Ask... If Christ, as mediator between God and man, cannot be God since a mediator is separate from those who need mediating, then doesn't this also mean he cannot be man? If Christ as a man can be a mediator between God and man, then can't Christ as God also be a mediator between God and man? Do you see that if Jesus has both a human nature and divine nature, that he would be the best mediator between God and man?
38 Being Born Again Watchtower literature says that being born again enables one to become a son of God with the prospect of sharing in the Kingdom of God (John 3:5-6). We somewhat agree but say it is a certainty, not a prospect. Also, they only want to apply it to the 144,000. They also say that the last part shows that those in the Kingdom of God will have spirit bodies and the rest on earth have bodies of flesh and blood.
39 Being Born Again They also say that Jesus was born again. We disagree since Jesus had no need to be born again, he was already from above (John 3:31; John 8:23) and was sinless (Hebrews 4:15). Christ was fully God (John 1:1; 8:58; 20:28) and came to provide redemption (1 Timothy 2:5-6). He, as the redeemer, did not himself need to be redeemed. The one who possesses life in himself (John 5:26) does not need to receive such life from another.
40 Ask... 1 John 5:1 says that everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God. Doesn't this include everyone and not a select group of 144,000? If becoming born of God is open to everyone who believes (John 3:5) then isn't the kingdom open to more than 144,000?
41 Ask... Why is it that every passage in the New Testament that speaks of being born again says that all who believe in Jesus can be born again, with no mention of limiting this experience to a mere 144,000 people? Can you show me a single passage anywhere in Scripture that says that Jesus became born again?
42 Is Christ Sufficient for Salvation? Is believing in Christ sufficient for salvation? Or must we combine believing in Christ with doing good works? Emphasize to the Jehovah's Witness that close to 200 times in the New Testament salvation is said to be by faith alone, with no works in sight. Some of these verses are: that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him. (John 3:15) For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
43 Is Christ Sufficient for Salvation? Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life. (John 5:24) Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die, (John 11:25) I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness. (John 12:46) But these are written that you may believe[a] that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. (John 20:31)
44 Is Christ Sufficient for Salvation? For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9) He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, (Titus 3:5) Know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in[a] Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified. (Galatians 2:16)
45 Ask... Does salvation as described in these verse sound like the concept of salvation that is set forth in Watchtower literature, or do you see a difference? Can you see that good works do not cause salvation but are a by-product of salvation? (Matthew 7:15-23; 1 Timothy 5:10,25) Can you see that James 2:14-16 says that genuine faith produces food works, but it is the faith that saves and not the good works?
46 The Resurrection of Jesus Jesus was raised into his old but glorified physical body (Luke 24:39). The body had the same scars as he was buried with and Jesus says he is flesh and bones. If this was not true then Jesus was lying. Acts 2:31 says that Jesus' body did not see corruption. This is because he was raised to life just as Lazarus was in a physical body.
47 Ask... The resurrected Jesus said in Luke 24:39 that He was not a spirit and He has a flesh-andbones bode. How do you relate this to the Watchtower teaching that Jesus was raised as a spirit creature without a physical body? How did Jesus define temple in John 2:19-21? Since the temple is Jesus body, and because He said He would raise this temple (body), then isn't Jesus here speaking of a bodily resurrection in John 2:19-21?
48 Proofs of the Physical Resurrection Jesus' body retained the physical wounds from the cross. (Luke 24:39; John 20:27) The resurrected Christ ate food on four different occasions to show he was not a spirit. (Luke 24:30; 24:42-43; John 21:12-13; Acts 1:4) It would have been a deception if Jesus did this and was only spirit, and Jesus does not lie. The physical body of Jesus was touched and handled by different people. (Matthew 28:9; Luke 24:39)
49 Proofs of the Physical Resurrection The Greek work for body (soma), when used of a person always means a physical body. The body that is sown in death is the very same body that is raised in life (1 Corinthians 15:35-44) That which goes in the grave is raised to life. (1 Corinthians 15:42) Christ was raised immortal in the very same human body in which He died. (Luke 24:37-39; Acts 2:31; 1 John 4:2; 2 John 7)
50 Can You Be Good Enough? What is the difference between proving faithful and earning salvation? None of us are in position to earn God s gifts, least of all to earn the gift of life. But we can show ourselves worthy of the gift of eternal life by dedicating ourselves to Jehovah and then proving faithful to that dedication. (The Watchtower, August 15, 1952, p. 485)
51 Can You Be Good Enough? How long do you have to prove faithful before you can be assured of everlasting life? At the end of the thousand years, the last trace of sin and its consequence, death, will have been destroyed But does this reaching of perfection mean that such persons cannot sin? No, for persons reaching that state will not be assured of everlasting life until they prove faithful against a final attack by Satan the Devil. (Life Does Have a Purpose, 1977, p. 176)
52 Can You Be Good Enough? If Adam and Eve could not prove faithful even though they were perfect, how can you? one moment s indiscretion, one lapse in good judgment, may undo all that has been built up, even jeopardizing our eternal welfare. (The Watchtower, August 1, 1992, p. 17) If Jesus died for ALL sin, what sin would cause you to lose eternal life? If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny himself. 2 Timothy 2:13, NWT
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Christ s Death And Resurrection Paul Nethercott www.creationismonline.com The Purpose Of The Incarnation 1. To reveal God to the world 14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld
Prepare to Meet Thy God! MANY in the world believe that they have faith in God. They believe that they are able to please Him by obeying His laws, and that by so doing they will receive eternal life. In
1 P a g e G r a c e p t 1 S u n d a y, 1 1 / 1 1 / 1 8 TEXT: GRACE CAME BY CHRIST JOHN 1:15-17 15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred
Redeeming Grace Church Statement of Faith 1 Preamble Throughout church history, Christians have summarized the Bible s truths in short statements that have guided them through controversy and also united
1. The purpose of this lesson is threefold: (1) To review the commitment you made in becoming a Christian, (2) To review its significance, and (3) To learn the lasting benefits of real commitment. Understanding
DEAD OR ALIVE By: Phillip Hayes Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall
All Of Grace Galatians 1:3-5 Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, 4 who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age, according to the
A Catechism Ryan Kelly I. On the Doctrine of God 1. Who made you? God made me. Genesis 1:27 God created man in his own image. 2. What else did God make? God made all things. Genesis 1:1 In the beginning,
Chesswood Baptist Church Where Everybody is Somebody Pastor Howard Daniel, Jr. 4357 US Hwy 59 South P.O. Box 343 Livingston, Texas 77351 936-327-8870 MINISTRY OF THE WORD I HAVE FINISHED THE WORK WHICH
Jesus Saves _ A doctrinal study of man, sin and salvation 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. John
God says in Mark 16:16 that those who do not believe the gospel are unregenerate. He says in 1 Corinthians 15:3 that the gospel includes the truth that Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures.
The ALLS of Salvation Who and What Did Jesus Die For? By Dr. Thomas M. Cucuzza Copyright 2017 by Thomas M. Cucuzza All rights reserved. St. Cloud, MN 56301 All Bible quotations are taken from the Authorized
Justification Romans 3:21-4:8 It is a principle in most Western courts of law that a sentence in any case must be in accordance with the facts presented. No judge has the right to clear the guilty or to
Salvation, Assurance Then he believed in the Lord; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness. GENESIS 15.6... I will put you in the cleft of the rock and cover you with My hand. EXODUS 33.22b The Lord
Our Core Beliefs Cornerstone Church of Ames The Scriptures The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God's revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction.
The Bible Teaches Us About God (15 questions; numbers 1-15) 1 15) 1. Who is God? God is the eternal and holy creator and keeper of the universe and the Savior of mankind (Genesis 1:1; Psalm 90:2; Hebrews
The Three Destinies of Man Have you ever wondered what will happen to all of the people who have ever died? We may even ask this question about family members or friends we have loved and lost to the great
So Great Salvation by J.F. Strombeck ~ 1940 ~ Second Edition Strombeck Agency, Inc. Moline Illinois ~out of print and in the public domain~ Chapter Two SO GREAT SALVATION It is well, at the very beginning,
5. Jesus Christ, The Sinner s Only Hope How Can I Be Saved? If no one and nothing in this world can save you, can you be saved? Remember, the standard that must be maintained and satisfied is God s holiness.
Statement of Faith 1 The Word of God We accept the Bible, including the 39 books of the Old Testament and the 27 books of the New Testament, as the written Word of God. The Bible is an essential and infallible
My Bible School Lesson # 12 Obedience Through Christ 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: John 1:12 Law and grace are closely
The Church at Ellerslie SUNDAY SERMON NOTES Eric Ludy Sunday, November 22, 2015 2 The Gospel Presentation A Study in the Actual Sharing of the Gospel And he [Jesus] said unto them, Go ye into all the world,
(Revised, 2011) PENTECOST CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST, INC. 102 NORTH 13 TH STREET PHOENIX, AZ 85034 PASTOR: BISHOP ARTHUR LORING The Mystery that Must be Revealed TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1
FAITH PLUS WORKS 1994 CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC FAITH 1. The Church is needed for your salvation It is in the Church that the fullness of the means of salvation has been deposited. It is in her that by
I Corinthians 15:21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. I Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy
CHAPTER IV: JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH Calvin called justification by faith the principle ground upon which religion must be supported. It was the foundation upon which Luther built not only his theology but
Redemption through His Blood Ephesians 1:7 By Randy Wages 9/12/10 I. Introduction: Note: The text below was prepared for oral delivery rather than for publication in print. As such, be aware that sentence
THE GRACE OF GOD Sunday Morning: March 18, 2001 Text: Hebrews 2:9 "But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the
Title: Jesus Christ our Righteousness Text: Romans 3: 9-31 Date: May 12, 2013 Place: SGBC, New Jersey Let s read Romans 3: 9-31. We have each come here from a busy week full of activity. You probably have
CHRIST our Mercy Seat! This Morning we are at the crux of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Romans 3:24-26 are some of the meatiest verses in the Bible yet they are no more then what God has been saying since
The Bible Teaches Us About God (15 questions; numbers 1-15) 1 15) 1. Who is God? God is the eternal and holy creator and keeper of the universe and the Savior of mankind (Genesis 1:1; Psalm 90:2; Hebrews
1 Corinthians 1:18-25 Last week we began a study of The Cross, specifically What the Cross Teaches Us. We set out to examine What the Cross Teaches Us People. We determined that the Cross teaches us that
Peace and Pardon From the Bible Thousands of honest individuals are battling a guilt complex and also searching for satisfying answers to life. Perhaps these selected passages of Scripture can help you
Love Lifted Me Recovery Ministries http://www.loveliftedmerecovery.com Another Jesus? (A Different Gospel - Works vs. Grace) by Mike Carrillo II Corinthians 11:3-4 "But I fear, lest by any means, as the
God s s Perfect Plan Overview of the Bible By David Dann God s s Perfect Plan God s s Perfect Plan The Bible communicates the will of God to mankind. God s s Perfect Plan The Bible communicates the will
ATTACHMENT TWO THE SIMPLE GOSPEL MESSAGE THE GOSPEL OF GRACE ETERNAL LIFE IS A FREE GIFT The gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23b) For by grace you have been saved through
What Will You Do With God s Gift? (John 3:16-21) This morning, I want us to take a fresh look at what is possibly the most well-known passage of the Bible the passage that includes John 3:16. But before