Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty. When we repent of our sins and trust only in Jesus as Lord and Savior, we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12, 14:6; Titus 3:5-7; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1, 10:9-13; 1 John 5:13