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The central message of Christianity is the gospel of Jesus Christ. The word gospel means “good news.” Christianity offers the best news of all time! Indeed, it offers the only solution to our most pressing crises. No educational program, political party, or psychological therapy is able to address the deepest problem of the human race. […]

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The Character of Humanity

To grasp and appreciate the gospel, we must not only understand some-thing about the character of God but also something about our character. What the Bible has to say about us is not flattering or pleasant, but it is accurate. Humanity Is Morally Corrupt Before he fell into sin, man’s original state was noble, but […]

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The Great Dilemma

It is comforting to know that God is holy and righteous. It would be terrifying if the omnipotent Ruler of the universe were evil. To the thinking man, however, the absolute goodness of God is also disturbing. If God is good, what will He do with those of us who are not? What will a […]

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The Resurrection

It is the testimony of the Bible that Christ not only died for the sins of His people but that He was raised from the dead on the third day. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is foundational to Christianity. If Christ was not raised, then the gospel is a myth and our faith is useless […]

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Christ’s Accomplishment

Immediately before His death, Christ declared, “It is finished!” (John 19:30). This brief statement was Christ’s declaration of victory. By His death He accomplished all that was necessary for humanity’s salvation. The demands of God’s justice against us were satisfied, and His wrath was appeased. God is both just and the justifier of wicked people […]

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Self-Examination: Are You Repenting?

We have learned that we must repent to be saved. The question that now remains to be answered is personal: Have you repented? Are you repenting? The following exploratory questions will help you determine if genuine repentance is a reality in your life. Do you now think differently about God? Do you see that God, […]

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Self-Examination: Are You Believing?

We must believe in Jesus Christ to be saved. The question that now remains to be answered is personal: Have you believed? Are you believing, trusting, and relying upon the person and work of Jesus Christ? The following exploratory questions will help you determine if genuine faith is a reality in your life. Are you […]

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Evidence of Conversion

The Bible teaches us that Christians should examine, or test, themselves to see if they are in the faith (2 Corinthians 13:5). For such an examination to be accurate, however, we must have a true standard. It is not wise to judge ourselves according to our own or others’ opinions. The Word of God is […]

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The Benefits of Salvation

Although we cannot properly set forth and describe all the benefits of salvation in a booklet, it is helpful for us to review a few of them. First, the Christian is regenerated. The Bible teaches us that all people are born spiritually dead and unwilling to respond to God in love and obedience (Romans 8:7; […]

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How Then Shall We Live?

The Bible calls us to live in a manner that is worthy of our calling (Ephesians 4:1), to grow in conformity to the image of Christ (Romans 8:29), and to walk in the good works that God has prepared for us to do (Ephesians 2:10). In response to the mercies of God, we should present […]

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Growth in Sanctification

The Bible teaches us that sanctification (our personal growth in holi-ness, or Christlikeness) is the will of God (1 Thessalonians 4:3; Hebrews 12:14; 1 Peter 1:14–16). For this to become a reality in our lives, we must pursue God through reading the Bible, prayer, fellowship with godly believers, and abstaining from the sinful things of […]