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Why is Jesus the only way for us?

Discussion in 'Christian Advice' started by Jisoo Shin, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. Jisoo Shin

    Jisoo Shin New Member

    United Kingdom
    1 John 3:8 I Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.

    1. Most people cannot distinguish salvation from life.
    1) They think that all religions are the same.
    2) They think that doing good words is the goal of all religions.
    3) They think the way to be saved is to do meritorious and virtuous deeds.
    4) Christianity is not a religion but life itself.
    5) Religion is manmade, but the Gospel is given by God.
    6) Religion is about man searching for God,
    but the Gospel is about God coming down to man.
    7) Religions’ standard of measurement is works,
    but the standard of the Gospel is God’s gift of salvation.

    2. It is because most people do not realize the condemned state of the unsaved.
    1) Original sin signifies the state of not being save. Romans 3:10, 23
    2) This means that they are still in the hands of Satan who appeared in Genesis chapter 3. Ephesians 2:2-3
    3) The state of condemnations is terrible.
    (1) The spirit is held by Satan’s spirit.
    (2) It is the cursed spirit that is under Satan’s control
    (3) Naturally, they suffer from idolatry, ancestor worship, talismans, possession rituals,
    fortune-telling, superstitions, and religious until they perish.
    a. They leave this world having failed in life.
    b. Destruction continues to the third and fourth generations. Exodus 20:4
    c. Their bodies suffer from mental illnesses, sicknesses
    that come from demon possession, and unknown sicknesses. Matthew 8:16-17
    (4) And finally, they end up in Hell. Luke 16:19-31, Revelations 14:1-9

    3. There is only one Savior, Jesus Christ.
    1) He must be the One who has the power to defeat Satan’s power.
    2) He must come clothed in flesh. John 1:1, John 1:14
    3) But He must be without sin. Hebrews 4:15, 1 Peter 3:18
    4) He must not be a descendant of Adam. Born of virgin
    5) A sinless person must die to pay the price of sin. Genesis 2:17
    6) He must resurrect as evidence that He is God. 1 Corinthians 15:3-5
    7) He is Jesus Christ, the Savior.
    8) Only Jesus, who is truly man and truly God,
    can defeat Satan’s power and save man. Philippians 2:6-9
    9) This is confirmed in reality as well. Acts 16:16-18

    4. What is salvation? Ephesians 2:1-6
    1) It is forgiveness and freedom from the sin that definitely results in destruction.
    (1) Original sin – sin that causes eternal condemnation. Ephesians 2:1
    (2) Actual sins – trespasses that result from Original sin. Ephesians 2:1
    (3) Ancestors’ sins – the consequence of idol worship
    that brings disasters to the descendants. Exodus 20:4
    2) It is escaping from Satan’s power now and the resulting fate. Ephesians 2:2
    3) It is being seated in heaven in the future. Ephesians 2:6
    4) Evidences of salvation bear fruit in your present life. Ephesians 2:7-10

    5. Healing – People tormented by demons
    1) Faith – Genesis 3:15, Matthew 16:13-15, Matthew 17:1-8, Matthew 28:16-20, Acts 1:8
    2) Spiritual power – scheduled prayer, continuous prayer, spiritual power

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  2. Ojpalosa

    Ojpalosa Member

    Amazing. Thank you!