3-1-Jesus Is The Way To God and We Are Created In His Image
JESUS CHRIST IS THE UNION OF GOD AND MAN.
HE IS TRUE GOD AND TRUE MAN, CONCEIVED OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AND BORN OF THE VIRGIN MARY.
HE LIVED A SINLESS LIFE AND DIED ON THE CROSS AS A SACRIFICE FOR THE SINS OF ALL MEN.
HE AROSE BODILY FROM THE DEAD, ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN AND IS PRESENTLY SEATED AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER AS OUR HIGH PRIEST AND ADVOCATE
John 11:25-26 - Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.
3-2-We Are Created In His Image
MAN WAS CREATED IN THE IMAGE OF GOD, BUT FELL INTO SIN, WHICH RESULTED IN HIS SPIRITUAL DEATH AND SEPARATION FROM GOD.
Romans 3:10 - As it is written, There is none righteous no, not one.
Romans 3:23 - For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.
ONLY THROUGH REGENERATION BY THE HOLY SPIRIT CAN SALVATION AND SPIRITUAL LIFE BE OBTAINED.
Romans 5:8 - But God commandeth His love toward us. In that, while we were sinners, Chris died for us.
Romans 6:23 - For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
THIS PROCESS OF REGENERATION, REFERRED TO AS BEING “BORN AGAIN” IN THE WORD, TAKES PLACE THROUGH A COMBINATION OF FAITH AND CONFESSION.
AS A PERSON MAKES THE DECISION TO BELIEVE IN THE DEATH AND RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST AND CONFESSES WITH HIS MOUTH THE LORDSHIP OF JESUS IN HIS LIFE, A MIRACLE OF REGENERATION BY THE HOLY SPIRIT TAKES PLACE.
Romans 10:9-10 - 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.
Romans 10:13 - For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
A NEW CHRISTIAN IS BORN INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
FOR HIM, OLD THINGS ARE PASSED AWAY AND ALL THINGS ARE NEW!
2 Corinthians 5:17 - Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Jesus Is The Way To God and We Are Created In His Image.
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