The 4 Principles of Christianity & Salvation
- Understand that God loves you, and He created you to know Him
In John 3:16 Jesus says, "For
God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that
whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting
In John 17:3 Jesus says, "And
this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God,
and Jesus Christ whom You have sent."
- We cannot know God or His love personally, because man is
sinful. Romans 3:23 tells us that, "for all
have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" This
sin is what separates us.
Romans 6:23 tells us that, "the wages of sin is
death." This death is spiritual separation from God.
- Jesus Christ is God's ONLY
provision for man's sin. It is through Jesus
alone that we can personally know and experience God's love.
Romans 5:8 tells us that, "God
demonstrates His own Love toward us, in that while we were yet
sinners, Christ died for us"
I Corinthians 15:3-46 tells us that, "Christ
died for our sins...He was buried...He was raised on the third
day according to the Scriptures..."
John 14:6 tells us that He is the ONLY way, "Jesus
said to Him, 'I am the way, the truth, and
the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.'"
Jesus is the only Bridge between God and Man.
He paid the price for our sins. He died so that we might
- Knowing these truths alone is not enough. Each of us must
individually receive Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and
Savior. Then we can know God personally and experience His
We Must Receive Christ:
John 1:12 "But as many as received Him, to them He gave
the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His
We Must have Faith:
Ephesians 2:8-9 "For by grace you have been saved
through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift
of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should
When We Receive Christ...
We Experience a New Birth:
John 3:3,5-8 "Jesus answered, 'I
tell you the truth, unless one is born again, he cannot be in
Godís kingdom.'...'I tell you the truth, unless one is born
from water and the Spirit, he cannot enter Godís kingdom.
Human life comes from human parents,
but spiritual life comes from the Spirit. Donít
be surprised when I tell you, ĎYou must all be born again.í
The wind blows where it wants to and
you hear the sound of it, but you donít know where the wind
comes from or where it is going. It is the same with every
person who is born from the Spirit.'"
We must Personally Invite Him:
Revelation 3:20 Jesus reveals to us, "Behold,
I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and
opens the door, I will come in to him..."
Receiving Christ involves turning to God away from self
(repentance) and trusting Christ to come into our lives to
forgive us of our sins and to make us what He wants us to be.
If you are ready to receive
Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, you can do it right now
by Faith through Prayer.