the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ

Here are a series of questions with answers from the Bible with regard to the soul of all men and our greatest need.


Why do I need to be rescued from the wrath of God?

Because of the Holiness of God.

“[God’s] eyes are too pure to approve evil, and [He] can not look on wickedness with favor.” (Habakkuk 1:13 NASB)

“But [my] iniquities have made a separation between [me] and God, And [my] sins have hidden His face from [me] so that He does not hear. (Isaiah 59:2 NASB)


Why do I need to be rescued from the wrath of God?
Because of the Justice of God.

“For the LORD is righteous, He loves righteousness; The upright will behold His face.” (Psalms 11:7 NASB)

“God is a righteous judge, and a God who has indignation every day. If a man does not repent, He will sharpen His sword; He has bent His bow and made it ready.” (Psalms 7:11-12 NASB)


Why do I need to be rescued from the wrath of God?
Because of my own depravity.

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23 NASB)

“All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment.” (Isaiah 64:6 NASB)

“… for it is written, ‘cursed is everyone who does not abide by all things written in the book of the law, to perform them.” (Galatians 3:10 NASB)


Because of God’s Holiness, God’s justice, and my depravity there is a great problem.

“He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous,
Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.” (Proverbs 17:15 NASB)

“Far be it from You to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth deal justly?” (Genesis 18:25 NASB)


Because there is a great problem between man and God, there is need for a greater solution. While God maintains His holiness and justice, the Bible affirms that in God’s love He has responded to the plight of man.

“By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” (1 John 4:9-10 NASB)


If God was motivated by love to rescue me, how did He demonstrate that love?

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed; for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.” (Romans 3:23-26 NASB)


What was my response to this demonstration of love?

Repentance!

“For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against You, You only, I have sinned and done what is evil in Your sight, so that You are justified when You speak and blameless when You judge.” (Psalms 51:3-4 NASB)


This work of rescuing me from the wrath of God was the work of Christ.
“…worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh.” (Philippians 3:3 NASB)


“Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you fail the test?” (2 Corinthians 13:5 NASB)


 

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