Four Simple Truths

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1. No One is Good Enough... One of the most common beliefs about salvation is that God will ultimately save everyone whose "good deeds" outweigh their "bad deeds". However, God's standard is perfection and none of us have lived a perfect life. That's why the Bible tells us that "all have sinned and fall short of the glory (perfection) of God" -Romans 3:23. When we recognize this fact we realize no matter how good we are in the future, God's forgiveness and acceptance is a goal we can never attain by our own goodness.

2. Jesus Paid the Price... The wrong that we have done has made us guilty before God and earned God's punishment. "For the wages of sin is death" - Romans 6:23. This punishment is what the Bible refers to as (spiritual) death - being separated from God and becoming the object of his wrath. The good news of the gospel is that Jesus suffered God's wrath in our place when he died on the cross. He endured the punishment that we deserved, so that we could receive the forgiveness we did not deserve. That's called Grace!

3. Salvaton is Received  as a Free Gift, Not Earned... When we forsake our attempts to earn God's forgiveness and place our trust completely in what Jesus has already done for us, we experience God's saving grace. The gift of his salvation becomes ours! "but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" - Romans 6:23. His grace introduces us into a brand new relationship with God that allows us to call him our Heavenly Father.

4. Simply Ask... You can place your trust in Jesus right now. You don't have to wait until you get to a church or talk to a pastor. You can talk to Jesus and place your trust in him for your forgiveness right were you are. We encourage you to take that first step in your journey in grace now. If you do, we'd love to hear about your decision to trust Jesus.