Jesus Christ Only Way to Eternal Salvation

The first and most important fundamental of the Christian faith is that Jesus Christ died and shed His blood on the cross to pay the wages of sin. Sin is disobedience to God’s Word. In the Garden of Eden God told man he could eat of any tree except from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. God told man that in that day, if he ate of that tree, he would die. Man was created in the likeness of God having a free will. Forbidding man to eat of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil was a test of man obedience to see which government he would abide, that of God the Father or his own selfish desire. Satan in the form of a serpent deceived man by twisting the Word of God and promoting man’s own selfish want. Man ate of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil and sin entered into the world. God’s Word is absolute truth and Adam convicted all mankind to the penalty of disobedience to God’s Word, which is sin resulting in death.

Man being born with a sin nature and being incapable to live a righteous life according to God’s Word needs atonement for his sins. It must be a blood atonement of a male without defect. In the Old Testament males out of the flock that had no blemish were sacrificed at the altar of God. All sin is cleansed with blood and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sin.

Because God loved His creation so much from the very beginning in Genesis He promised a Savior for man. All through the Old Testament there are references to the coming Messiah. Old Testament Biblical prophecy points to the true identity of Jesus Christ being the Son of God, the Savior, and the Lamb of God therefore being the true Messiah.

Here are scriptures for you to stand on that testify who Jesus is, our one and only Savior and approach to God the Father.

  • John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
  • 1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
  • Acts 4:12 “And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”
  • Ephesians 4:4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling;
  • John 6:51 “I am the living bread that came down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread also which I will give for the life of the world is My flesh.”
  • John 6:35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst.
  • John 8:12 Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”
  • John 10:9 “I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.
  • John 11:25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies,
  • John 14:6 Jesus *said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.

Thomas N Kirkpatrick

Durant Bible College

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