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Salvation - Five Facts of Salvation Salvation - Five Facts of Salvation Tony Cansler / General While 80% of Americans say they are Christian, 45% call themselves «Born Again Christians» according to Barna Group, Ventura, California, USA That would represent that there is almost 120M people in the US that are Born again and I to be very honest with you have a hard time believing there is 120M Born Again living in the US According to a Consultant with NAMB the percent of Born Again Church members is 50%, According to a Barna survey on Protestant Churches 60% is Born Again (Crosswalk) This would represent there is around 90M Born Again in the US. I still have a hard time believing that. Many modern day church members who think they are saved are really only deceived. James Moffett said, "Within every congregation there is a small nucleus of people who believe, and they are surrounded by a much larger group who believe that they believe." It is reported that Billy Graham said on national television that 75-85% of church members are lost (We are unable to confirm that Graham said this or what the research was behind this). It is reported that Vance Havner said that over 65% of church members are lost. Shelton Jones is reported to have said that 80% of Baptist people are lost. R.A. Torrey said, "only about 10% of church members are saved." Bill Bright in a Sunday Exported from Logos Bible Software, 5:17 PM May 3, 2020. 1 morning sermon at Montreat Presbyterian To be honest, I think we would find it a challenge to find 50M that are urrently living in the US that are Born Again. We don’t know how many people in the US are Born Again but I am confident in saying two things (1) There is many more unsaved people in the US than there is Saved people. (2) The US is becoming more lost with each passing day. Friend, I wish not to make anyone doubt their salvation, however I wish that all would affirm or confirm that they are in fact Born Again. Jesus told Nicodemus “Ye Must Be Born Again” He also Told Him unless he is Born Again he cannot see the kingdom of God Fact One -You have Sin that Consumes You Last Sunday night we spoke about sin, sin is something that we face daily and are tempted with and is something we don’t like admitting is in our life. But it is a daily part of our life. To be honest, I think we don’t want to admit it because we like it so much. Here is a link to the study from last week on Sin. https://1drv.ms/u/s! AhKCAETbuDbHg45-6y3yuVx7ybKTyQ?e=WPNFMb Romans 3:10 KJV 1900 10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: Romans 3:23 KJV 1900 23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Ecclesiastes 7:20 KJV 1900 Exported from Logos Bible Software, 5:17 PM May 3, 2020. 2 20 For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not. 1 John 1:8 KJV 1900 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 1 John 3:4 KJV 1900 4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. 1 John 5:10 KJV 1900 10 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. 1 John 5:17 KJV 1900 17 All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death. It is imperative that is you are not born again before you move forward you admit to yourself and to the Lord that you are a sinner. For some of you it might be a difficult pill to swallow but it must be done. Fact Two -Your Sin is Condemning You Romans 6:23 KJV 1900 23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Not only do you have sin in your life like the rest of us, but that sin is destroying your life and you are dying in your sin. Shall we view death (in this text) from sin in three realms. 1. The First Realm is Spiritual Death. Our Sin separates Exported from Logos Bible Software, 5:17 PM May 3, 2020. 3 us from God Is 59:1-2 and we need to understand each time we commit sin that is pushing us away from God and separating us from him. 2. The Second Realm is Physical Death. Had man never partook of sin in the garden of eden I am not sure that they would have even known what death was. We can’t prove that with the scripture but think about it. Personally I believe based on this text this is one of the Realms of Death that Sin brings forth. Gen 3 I Felt this was a good place to call out that there is sin that is killing America today literally. Drugs, Alcohol, Murder, Abortion, and there is others. 3. The Third Realm is Eternal Death. If we Physically Die while we are Spiritually Dead in our sin it will mean that we will be eternally separated from God. Rev 20:10-15 Romans 5:12 KJV 1900 12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: Ezekiel 18:4 KJV 1900 4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die. James 1:15 KJV 1900 15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. Have you been able to come to a place where you recognize you not only have sin but that your sin is destroying you. Fact Three -You have a Exported from Logos Bible Software, 5:17 PM May 3, 2020. 4 Savior that Cares for You I have given you two points of bad news, now, let me give you some good news. Even while you are a Sinner, Christ loves you Rom 5:8 . Everyone wants to be loved, it is a part of our humanity. You have people in your life that love you and care for you. Even if you think that you don’t, you do. The Lord Jesus Christ loves you, many of you were taught as a child “Jesus Loves me, this I know, for the bible tells me so” That has never changed, Yes, Jesus does love you. Jesus does not look at who you are, what you look like, what you have, or what you don’t have, nor does he look at what you have done (right or wrong) to determine if he is going to love you. That is conditional love, Jesus loves us unconditionally. Having someone in your life that loves you in spite of you faults and failures is something to be cherished. The devil will tell you that no one loves you but rest assured that the Lord Loves you! 1 John 4:19 KJV 1900 19 We love him, because he first loved us. John 15:13 KJV 1900 13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ephesians 5:2 KJV 1900 2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. 2 Corinthians 5:21 KJV 1900 21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. Exported from Logos Bible Software, 5:17 PM May 3, 2020. 5 Fact Four -You have a Savior that was Crucified for You How do we have proof of his love for us, we have proof of his love because He gave his life for us. Jesus took on death so we would not have to. Jesus didn't just die for those who would accept Him but He also died for those that would never accept Him. The muslims that hate Him, He died for them, for the atheist that refuse to admit He is God , He died for them. For the agnostic that aren’t sure if He is God or not, He dies for them. For the reprobate that loves their sin and will not turn from sin, He Died for You. Romans 5:8 KJV 1900 8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 1 John 3:6 KJV 1900 6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. 1 Peter 3:18 KJV 1900 18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: Isaiah 53:6 KJV 1900 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned every one to his own way; And the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. Hebrews 9:26 KJV 1900 26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. Exported from Logos Bible Software, 5:17 PM May 3, 2020. 6 1 Corinthians 15:3 KJV 1900 3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; Fact Five -You Can Be Saved Christ is no respecter of persons and again, It doesn’t matter if you have money or not. It does not matter is you are a “major” or “minor” sin (which we don’t view it as that, sin is sin, no matter if it 1 sin or 100) Romans 10:9–10 KJV 1900 9 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. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10:13 KJV 1900 13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Acts 2:21 KJV 1900 21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 1:16 KJV 1900 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. Acts 16:30–31 KJV 1900 30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? 31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. Exported from Logos Bible Software, 5:17 PM May 3, 2020. 7 Sinners Prayer Exported from Logos Bible Software, 5:17 PM May 3, 2020. 8
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