This course explains why Jesus is the only way to heaven; why a person can never be saved by good works, and why a person has to make this decision before death.
This Salvation Bible Course Booklet is lovingly dedicated to our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who loved us, and died for us that we might be saved from all of our sins; and also to the memory of His servant:
a deacon of the Liberty Baptist Church for many years. He wholeheartedly gave himself to getting out the Gospel: by going out soulwinning, by preaching in the park, by handing out gospel tracts, by giving his farm wagon to use as a gospel float in the parades, by teaching Sunday School, and more. How about you? Have you come to know the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior? Are you serving Him? View Brother Ken’s life story called, “Walking On Thin Ice!” (Tract #TR-E-112)
Bible Study Course
Welcome to the Liberty Bible Course! Please get a KING JAMES translation of the Bible, and refer to the front index if you need help in locating the Books of the Bible. The number before the colon (:) refers to the chapter, and the number or numbers after it refer to the verse or verses. Fill in the blanks with the proper answer from the Bible. May God richly guide and bless you in this study!
I. See That All Have Sinned.
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)
A. What is sin?
1. According to 1 John 3:4, sin is the ________________________ of the law.
What does it mean to “transgress” the law?
It has two basic meanings:
#1 — “To go beyond what the law allows.”
#2 — “Not to do as much as the law commands.”
Note: Please notice the following two examples in Scripture.
2. James 2:11 says that if you ________ someone, you become a transgressor of the law — you have gone beyond what the law allows.
3. According to James 2:8,9, if you show respect (in the form of partiality) toward certain people, then you are a transgressor, because you are to love your _______________ as yourself — you have not done the minimum of what the law requires.
Note: Although killing someone is a more serious crime than not loving one’s neighbor, they are both sin. One is going beyond what the law allows, and the other is not doing the least that the law requires. This last point is not often thought of as sin, but it is.
4. James 4:17 tells us that if we know to do ________, and do not do it, then we are committing sin.
5. It is not just the big crimes that are sin, but all disobedience, according to James 2:10. It says that if you obey the whole law, and yet disobey in one point, you are __________ of all.
Illustration: The speed laws out on the expressway are a good picture of this truth. The speed limit at the present time is ____ miles per hour. If you go 1 m.p.h. faster than that, are you breaking the law? ____. But there is also another speed law out on the expressway, which says that you must at least go ____ miles per hour. If you go 1 m.p.h. slower than that, are you breaking the law? ____. You will probably not receive a ticket unless you are going well above or well below the speed law, but do you see that just 1 m.p.h. places you outside the boundaries of the law? ____.
In the same way, we have all transgressed God’s law.
At times, we have gone beyond what He allows.
At other times, we have not done the least
which He has commanded.
Question: Do you realize that you are a sinner; that is, that you have transgressed the law of God? q YES q NO
B. Why is there sin in the world?
1. According to Romans 5:12, sin entered into the world by one ________.
2. Romans 5:14 tells us the name of the first man to transgress or sin. What was his name? ________
3. In Genesis 1:27, it tells us that man was created in the image of ______.
4. Genesis 1:31 says that everything that God has made (including man) was very ________.
Note: It is obvious that man was not created as a sinner, because he was created in the image, the likeness (morally, intellectually, and emotionally) of God. So where did man ever get the idea to sin?
5. When God created man, where did He place him to live and work, according to Genesis 2:15 _________________________________
6. Genesis 2:16,17 shows us that there was only one law and one penalty in that place. What were they?
a. The law —
b. The penalty —
Note: The tree was named that, because man had never experienced disobedience or evil before; but if he chose to disobey and eat of it, he would have personal knowledge of doing both good and evil.
7. According to Genesis 2:21-23, what did God make out of Adam’s rib? ______________
8. In Genesis 3:1-5, Satan, through a serpent, tempted the woman to ______ of the forbidden tree.
9. Who ate of the tree first — the man, or the woman? ________________ (vs. 6)
Note: Romans 5:12 declares that sin entered into the world by one ______.
Even though it was the woman who ate of it first,
it was Adam who was held responsible for such an action.
He was right there with her and did not stop her,
even though he knew that it was wrong.
Illustration: When the space shuttle Challenger exploded on takeoff, it was not the workers who installed the faulty seals who were blamed. The blame did not rest upon the workers who inspected the space shuttle that morning. The blame rested upon the one in charge who gave permission to launch, when there was the possibility of trouble. Even so, Adam, the one in charge, was held responsible for the disaster of sin, because he could have stopped it from happening.
C. Why do we sin?
1. Romans 5:19 tells us that by one man’s (Adam’s) disobedience, many were made _________.
2. Psalm 51:5 states that we were born or conceived in _______.
3. According to Job 14:4, you cannot bring something clean out of something __________.
Because of Adam and Eve’s sin, we are also born in sin.
The process of conception and birth are not sinful in themselves,
but it is the sin nature that is passed down from the parents
to the children at the moment of conception.
Illustration: Doctors tell us that a baby born of a mother addicted to drugs will also be addicted. The baby will actually be born craving that drug, and it will experience withdrawal symptoms if it is withheld.
Sin is passed down in much the same way. The first parents, Adam and Eve, tasted of sin; and since that time, every baby of human parents has been born with a nature craving and desiring sin. It is what we call the “sin nature”.
No one has to teach you how to sin — you do it
“naturally”. In fact, if you are honest with yourself,
you find it easier to do wrong than to do right.
No one has to teach a child how to get mad or how
to lie, because it is in his very “nature” to do such things.
4. Romans 3:23 tells us that ______ people have sinned.
5. In Ecclesiastes 7:20, we read that there is not a just man anywhere upon __________, that does only good and never sins.
6. 1 John 1:10 says that we are calling God a ________ if we say that we have not sinned.
Note: We are not only sinners by nature, but also sinners by choice. We were born as sinners, but we cannot blame all of our sin upon Adam and Eve, nor upon our parents; because we have, time after time, made the choice to sin.
We often hear people blame crime upon their
“environment,” or upon their “surroundings,”
as if they had no choice but to commit the crime.
But it is not big cities and crowds that cause
crime — it is man’s sinful heart.
Illustration:Take, for example, the crime of murder. Please take your Bible and turn to Genesis chapter 4, and discover the background of the first murder.
a. What were the names of the first four people upon earth, according to verses 1 and 2? ________ ________ ________ ________
b. Verse 8 reveals that the first murder did not take place in a large city, but out in a __________.
c. That verse also shows us that the first murderer did not kill a stranger, but his very own ______________.
d. The motive for the murder, according to verses 4-9, was not that Cain needed anything from Abel, but that Cain was ______________ of Abel’s better offering.
Note: So the very first person to ever be born, Cain (Adam & Eve were directly created by God, not naturally born of earthly parents), made the choice to kill his very own brother.
Question: Do you realize that you were not only born with a sin nature, but that you have also made the choice to sin countless times? q YES q NO
1. What is sin?
a. It is the __________________________ of the law.
b. It is committed by going beyond what the law ____________, or not doing as much as it ________________.
2. Why is there sin in the world?
a. We cannot blame it upon God, because everything He created was pronounced as being very ________.
b. Sin came into the world because Adam and Eve disobeyed God’s command not to eat of the ________________________________
3. Why do we sin?
a. Because we are ________ with a sin nature.
b. Also, because, time after time, we have made the ___________ to sin.
II. See The Penalty of Sin.
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
A. Sin brings death.
1. Romans 6:23 tells us that the wages, or payment, of sin is __________.
2. According to Romans 5:12, death entered into the world because of ______.
3. That same verse further states that all men will die because ______ have sinned.
4. Because of man’s sin, we read in Genesis 3:22-24 that he was barred from eating of the __________________________; so, physically, he would not live forever.
Note: It is very clear that God created man to physically live forever. There was to be no death; but, because of man’s sin, death entered into the world.
B. Sin brings spiritual death.
1. God warned Adam that if he ate of the forbidden tree, he would die that very ______, according to Genesis 2:17.
2. That could not have referred to physical death, because they continued to live and face certain consequences. Please read Genesis 3:16-19, and see what the consequences were.
a. The woman would now face greatly multiplied sorrow (in the form of labor and pain) in conception, and in bringing forth ________________.
b. Adam would have sorrow (in the form of labor and pain), because the ___________ would now be cursed. He would have to work hard in the sweat of his face to provide food for his family.
It is obvious that Adam and Eve did not die physically
the day that they sinned, because God handed down
physical hardships with which they now had to live.
So in what way did they die that day?
Note: Please notice the following questions to discover the answer.
3. Please read John 3:1-12, and fill in the following blanks.
a. Jesus said in verse 3, that except a person is ________ again, he will not be able to see the kingdom of God.
b. In verse 4, Nicodemus wonders how he is ever going to fit back into his mother’s ________ to be born for the second time.
c. Jesus makes it clear in verses 5 and 6 that He is not talking about two physical births.
1.) “That which is born of the flesh is __________.”
2.) “That which is born of the Spirit is ____________.”
Note: Jesus makes it very clear that He is referring to two separate births — a physical one, and a spiritual one.
Illustration: In verse 8, Jesus gives a picture of the spiritual birth by comparing it to the ________.
You cannot see the wind, but you can certainly see
what it does to the trees and objects in its path.
Even so, you cannot see the actual spirit of a person
being “born again” (because the spirit of a person is
invisible like the wind), but you can sure see
the effect of such a birth in a person’s life.
That person will experience a new desire to do right, so bad attitudes and habits will change. This does not mean that the person suddenly becomes perfect (we will not be perfect until we get to heaven). But just as the wind moves things in the direction it is blowing, so God will move the believer in the direction of righteousness.
4. James 2:26 says that the body without the __________ is dead.
Note: There is much controversy over exactly when life starts, and when it ends. Psalm 51:5 showed us earlier that the sin nature is passed down at conception, so a person is “living” at that moment.
The medical definition of death has changed over the years. It used to be that when a heartbeat or pulse could no longer be detected, the person was considered to be dead. Now, with machines capable of pumping blood and oxygen into a person whose body has ceased to function, a new definition of death has been put forth.
It is now accepted medically, that a person has died when the brain waves cease.
The Bible defines physical death as “the moment
when the spirit leaves the body.”
But the Bible speaks of more than just one death, the physical death. Please study the following verses to discover what other death a person could possibly experience.
5. In Revelation 20:6, a person is said to be blessed and holy if he has a part in the first resurrection, because the ____________ death will have no power over him.
6. According to Revelation 20:14, the second death occurs when death and hell are cast into the ____________________________.
Death is never “ceasing to exist”. Death is separation.
#1 — Physical death is when the spirit is separated
from the body.
#2 — Spiritual death is when the spirit is separated from God.
(This is what happened the day that Adam and Eve sinned.
The only way they could ever be united again with God
in their spirits, would be if they were spiritually
“born again,” or “brought to life.”)
#3 — The second death is when a person is
physically and spiritually separated from God forever.
(The lost person is physically resurrected to stand
before God at the Great White Throne Judgment, and then
cast into the lake of fire to be separated from God forever.)
7. Daniel 12:2 says that many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth (they are physically dead) shall awake (they will be physically resurrected). But their resurrections are quite different. “Some to everlasting life (here referring to Old Testament believers receiving their new glorified bodies), and some to __________ and everlasting contempt” (here referring to lost people being physically resurrected to experience that second death — eternal separation from God).
8. According to John 5:28,29, “______ that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth.”
9. What happens when they are resurrected is not the same for everyone, because verse 29 says, “they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of __________________.”
10. Acts 24:15 teaches the same thing, that lost people will be physically resurrected to face an eternal judgment, because it says, “there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and ____________.”
Illustration: Please read Luke 16:19-31 to discover what it is like immediately after a person dies.
To the person who is spiritually born again, it is peace and comfort. But to the person who is spiritually dead, it is pain and torment.
Notice that a person’s decision cannot be changed after death occurs.
The rich man in this story has yet to face the Great White Throne Judgment, where he will be cast into the lake of fire.
Question: Do you realize that the penalty for your sin is not only physical death, but also a second death in the lake of fire forever?
q YES q NO
1. The wages of sin is __________.
2. Death entered into the world because of ______.
3. What are the two ways to be born?
4. A body without the ____________ is dead.
5. Death is never ceasing to exist, but is only ___________________.
6. List the three deaths below which man can die:
III. See The Love of God for Sinners.
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”(Romans 5:8)
A. He loved us enough to be born upon earth.
1. Please read Matthew 1:18-25, and fill in the following blanks.
a. Mary was espoused (engaged) to ____________. (vs. 18)
b. The baby in Mary’s womb was conceived of the ____________________. (vs.18-20)
c. The child was to be called Jesus, because He would ________ His people from their sins. (vs. 21)
d. This fulfilled the prophecy that “a ____________ shall be with child”.(vs. 23)
e. The child would also be called Emmanuel, because He would be, “______ with us”.(vs. 23)
Jesus was not born with a sin nature like you and I,
because His birth was a miracle of the Holy Ghost
coming upon the virgin Mary. He was upon the earth
as God in human flesh (see also John 1:14).
2. According to John 6:38, Jesus came down from ____________.
3. Please compare Matthew 2:1-6 and Micah 5:2. Micah 5:2 is a prophecy about Jesus, and it says that His “goings forth,” (His conducting of activity and business) has been from ______________________.
4. In John 5:18, the Jews clearly understood that Jesus, by claiming to be the Son of God, was saying that He was __________ with God.
Note: Jesus did not come into existence at His birth upon earth. He had always existed as God. Every person begins to exist at the moment they are conceived, but Jesus existed in heaven before His miracle birth. According to Micah 5:2, He has always existed. This can be said only of God — so Jesus is God.
Illustration: We admire and respect young men who willingly leave the pleasures and comfort of home to go and defend their country.
We admire people who give their lives for missionary service, thus leaving behind a life of comfort and possessions.
But think of Jesus. He left heaven, where there is no pain, no suffering, no dirt, and no sin. He left it all to be born out in a stable, and to eventually die for us, that we might be freed from sin. How much more should we love, admire, and respect Him!
B. He loved us enough to die on the cross.
1. Hebrews 9:22 says that there is no remission without the shedding of __________.
Note: The word remission means “to dismiss, release, or forgive”. There can be forgiveness no other way, because Romans 6:23 says that the wages of sin is __________.
2. After Adam and Eve sinned, Genesis 3:21 says that God made coats of __________ for them.
3. What must God have done to get animal skins?
Note: We see the sad truth here that our sin causes other people and things to suffer. God was gracious to man, and accepted the innocent blood of animals to cover man’s sin, temporarily.
4. Hebrews 10:4 says that it is impossible for the blood of animals to __________________ sins.
The blood of innocent animals was only the promise
of a future payment, and not the actual payment itself.
Illustration: It may be that you have a personal checking account. When you go to the store and write a check, that is not the actual payment for the items you purchase. That check is only the promise that the store will receive money from your account.
All of the blood of innocent animals that was shed for man’s sake was only a “check,” only a “promise” of the actual payment to come.
5. According to John 3:16, God loved us enough to give His ______ in our place.
6. Romans 5:7,8 tells us that some people are willing to die for a good person, but Christ died for us while we were yet ______________.
7. According to 1 Peter 3:18, this is the just dying for the ____________.
8. Hebrews 2:9 says that Jesus tasted __________ for every man.
9. Jesus, on the cross, put away sin by the sacrifice of ______________, according to Hebrews 9:26.
A perfect sacrifice was needed to save man from the
penalty of sin. Only a miraculous birth could produce
such a person. God gave His Son to be that one.
10. According to 1 Peter 2:21-24, He did no ______, but He bare our sins in His own body on the tree (the cross).
Illustration: Suppose that a man was trying to outrun the police, and lost control of his car. His car then hit a school bus, killing a
dozen children. The court decided that the man was worthy of the death penalty. Would you give your son to die in his place so that he could live? Probably not.
But God did exactly that for us. We were running away from Him, going our own way. In the process, we have dragged many people down with us. Because of our sin, we deserve death — eternal death. But God was willing to give His Son to die in our place, that we might live forever.
Question: Do you realize that God loved you enough, personally, to give His Son to die in your place? q YES q NO
1. Jesus was conceived in Mary’s womb by the ____________________.
2. Jesus was not created at His birth, because He came down from ____________.
3. It is impossible for the blood of animals to __________________ sin.
4. Jesus put away sin by the sacrifice of _______________.
IV. See The Answer for Salvation.
“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. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
A. We must come to God in repentance.
1. Luke 13:3 says that all people will perish, unless they ____________.
To “repent,” means “to perceive afterwards,” or
“to change your mind”. You change your mind about sin
(that it is not worth the cost, nor is it really satisfying).
You change your mind about God (that He is not just a
swear word, but a loving God that gave His Son
to die in your place to pay for your sin debt).
2. Godly ____________ for sin, according to II Corinthians 7:10, produces repentance.
3. According to that verse, the sorrow of the world (unsaved people) produces __________.
Note: All people, at one time or another, feel guilty or bad when they have done something wrong. At that point, the sorrow of the world leads a person to depression, and possibly even to suicide.
But godly sorrow at that point, will lead a person to God – where true forgiveness can be obtained.
4. Acts 26:20 shows us that true repentance causes us to ________ to God.
Illustration: Suppose that you are out driving, and develop trouble with your car. If you just sit there doing nothing, your car will not get fixed, and your trouble will not go away. You will just get more and more discouraged.
The only other choice that you have is to get help from someone who is qualified to fix the problem. That will get your car running, and that will make you happy.
Even so, just sitting and feeling bad about your sin will never help you. You will only get more and more depressed. What you must do is go to the only one who can fix your sin problem — God.
Note: For fear of scaring people away with preaching on repentance, churches are now advertising, “Come as you are!” “Casual, accepting atmosphere!” Please notice the previous verses that we have covered here. If there is no repentance, then there is no salvation. A person coming to God with all of his/her sin, and no desire or intention of turning from it, is not truly repentant.
Repentance is not cleaning up yourself (that is self-reformation, and is doomed to fail).
Repentance is the desire to have God cleanse you from all of your sin,
and give you a new life in Christ Jesus.
B. We must come to God in faith.
1. Hebrews 11:6 says that a person who comes to God must ______________ that He is; that is, that He exists.
2. According to Hebrews 11:1, faith is the substance of things hoped for, and the ________________ of things which cannot be seen.
3. Romans 10:17 reveals that the only place to get faith is from the ________ of God, which is the Bible.
Note: Faith is not a blind leap in the dark. It is an intelligent step based on the facts of the Bible. You will notice from Hebrews 11:1, that faith has substance and evidence. These words can only be used of something which is real.
Illustration: The United States did not send men to the moon without first thoroughly researching the matter. It was not a blast out into the darkness of space, somehow hoping that the rocket would arrive at the right place to meet the moon. By careful calculations and much study, they determined that it was possible to safely land men on the moon.
It is foolish for people to just “hope” that somehow they will go to heaven.
No one will ever reach heaven by “accident”. It can only be reached through
hearing, believing, and obeying what the Bible says to do to get saved.
4. Romans 10:9,10 says that if you confess with your __________ the Lord Jesus, and if you believe in your __________ that He did indeed rise from the dead, then you shall be saved.
It takes more than believing that He will save you
— you must actually receive what He offers.
Illustration: Suppose that I offered you a million dollar check, and the bank confirmed to you that I actually had that much money. My offer would do you no good unless you accepted it.
Even so, many people realize that they are sinners. They also believe that Jesus did actually die on the cross, and that He rose again from the dead. They even know, down in their hearts, that they should get saved. But as long as they put it off, they will never be saved.
It is one thing to be offered something, and it is quite another thing to actually reach out and accept it.
5. Romans 6:23 tells us that eternal life is the ________ of God through Jesus Christ.
6. Ephesians 2:8,9 shows us that salvation is the ________ of God, and not of any works that we do.
Illustration: If you have to pay one penny for an item, then it is not a gift, but a purchase. If you have to work one minute for something, it is not a gift, but part of your wages.
In the verses above, salvation is said to be a gift. That means that you do not have to pay one penny for it, nor do you have to work one minute for it — because Jesus paid it all. What you must do is reach out and accept what God is freely offering to you.
Question: Have you turned to God from your sin, and have you asked the Lord Jesus Christ to save you? q YES q NO
1. Unless all people ____________, they will perish.
2. Godly ____________ for sin produces repentance.
3. What are the two words that describe faith, proving that it is not just a blind leap in the dark? ________________ __________________
4. The only place to get faith is from the __________.
5. To get saved, a person must do more than believe in God, he must actually ______________ what God is offering.
V. See The Assurance of Salvation.
“These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God;
that ye may know that ye have eternal life.” (I John 5:13)
A. You can never lose your salvation because of Jesus’ payment.
1. Hebrews 10:12 says that Jesus offered ______ sacrifice for sins for ________.
2. Hebrews 9:12 tells us that Jesus, by His own blood, entered in ________ into the holy place, having obtained ______________ redemption for us.
Note: Jesus paid for all the sins that every person has ever committed, or ever will commit. He did this by offering one sacrifice for all eternity.
3. According to Hebrews 10:17, God will remember our sins ____ more.
4. Psalms 103:12 says that as far as the east is from the west, so far has God ______________ our transgressions from us.
When we sin after we are saved, it does not affect
our relationship to God, but our fellowship.
5. 1 John 1:9 says that when we ______________ our sins, God will forgive us and cleanse us.
— relationship = “the state of being related to someone”
— fellowship = “the state of being able to communicate
or to share in common with someone”
Illustration: If a wife burns the supper in the oven, does that mean that the marriage relationship is broken? No, of course not. She has made a mistake which may harm their fellowship, their communication, that evening, but it certainly would not end their relationship.
If a husband forgets to bring home something to his wife on their wedding anniversary, does that mean that they are no longer married? No, of course not. But that mistake will probably cost him some fellowship, some communication with his wife, until he apologizes.
In the same way, when we sin after we are saved, it does
not affect our relationship with God, but our fellowship.
We do not lose our salvation, but we lose the ability to
communicate with God until we confess our sin.
6. Psalm 66:18 says that if we regard sin in our hearts, then the Lord will not ________ us when we pray.
Note: To keep a marriage running smoothly, mates must be willing to apologize when they do something wrong; otherwise, they will soon quit speaking to each other.
Even so, if we want God to hear our prayers — if we want to have communication with Him, then we must be willing to confess our sins to Him.
B. You can never lose your salvation because of Jesus’ promise.
1. In John 6:37, Jesus says that those who come to Him, He will in no wise (for no reason) cast ______.
2. John 10:28 shows that saved people are in Jesus’ hand, and that they can __________ perish, nor can any person pluck them ______ of His hand.
3. According to the next verse, they are also in the Father’s hand, and no person is able to pluck them ______ of His hand.
The picture is given that we are safely in Jesus’ hand,
and that no one can ever hope to break His strong grip
upon us. Then, outside of His hand is pictured the
Father’s hand. And no one can break His grip,
for He is greater than all. No one, not even the
devil, can break open God’s hand and cause
us to fall out and lose our salvation.
4. Romans 10:13 says that whosoever calls upon the Lord to save them, __________ be saved.
Note: You can never go forward in the Christian life, until you know for sure that you are saved, and that Jesus will never forsake you. That verse did not say “might be saved” — it said “shall be saved”.
1. Do you realize that God will never turn His back on you, and that He will never take away your salvation? q YES q NO
2. Do you realize that the Lord Jesus Christ paid the complete price for your sin, and because of that, you cannot lose your salvation? q YES q NO
1. How many sacrifices did Jesus have to make to take away all of our sins?______
2. Does God remember our sins after we are saved?_____
3. When we sin after we are saved, it does not affect our relationship with God, but our ____________________.
4. A saved person is in the hands of what two persons?
Please study your notes very carefully before taking this test. When you are finished, please return the entire booklet to us for grading. We will correct this booklet, and send it back to you, along with the next Bible Course study booklet for your further study. May God richly guide and direct you and give you wisdom.
1. Sin is the __________________________ of the law.
2. Sin is committed by going ____________ what the law allows, or not doing as ________ as it commands.
3. Sin entered into the world by one ______.
4. What was this person’s name? ________
5. What was the one law in the Garden of Eden?
6. Who was actually the first person to disobey God? ___________
7. Who was held responsible for the sin? ________
8. We were all ________ with a sin nature.
9. Time after time, we also have made the ____________ to sin.
10. The wages or payment of sin is __________.
11. Death entered into the world because of ______.
12. Jesus made it clear that there are two possible births: a ________________ one, and and a __________________ one.
13. Death is never ceasing to ___________, but it is only a separation.
14. Physical death is when the spirit is separated from the ________.
15. Spiritual death is when the spirit is separated from ______.
16. The second death is when a person is separated from God spiritually and _____________________ forever.
17. Jesus did not come into existence at His birth, because the Bible says that He came down from ____________.
18. Jesus, by claiming to be the Son of God, was saying that He was ___________ with God.
19. There is no remission or forgiveness of sins without the shedding of __________.
20. God accepted the innocent blood of _______________ to cover man’s sin until Jesus came and died for us.
21. Unless people repent from their sin, they will ____________.
22. Godly ____________ for sin produces repentance.
23. Faith in God is not a leap in the dark, because it is __________________ of things hoped for, and ________________ of things not seen.
24. It is not enough to believe that Jesus will save you — you must actually ______________ what He offers.
25. When a Christian sins, it does not affect his relationship to God (his salvation), but it affects his ____________________ (his ability to communicate) with God.
1. Based upon the Bible, do you know for sure that if you died right now you would go to heaven? q YES q NO
* If “Yes,” please indicate when you asked the Lord Jesus Christ to save you.
q While I was doing this study.
q Before I did this study.
* If “No,” please read the information below on how to be saved.
How The Bible Says You Can Be Saved
1. Do you realize that you have sinned? (Rom. 3:23) (I John 1:8)
2. Do you realize the penalty for your sin? (Rom. 6:23)
3. Do you realize that if you die in your sin, you will go to hell? (Psa. 9:17) (Prov. 15:24) (Luke 12:4,5)
4. Do you realize that the Lord Jesus Christ paid that death penalty for you? (Rom. 5:8) (I Pet. 3:18) (I Pet. 2:24)
5. Do you realize that it is only through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ that you can be saved, and not through any good works of your own? (I John 1:7) (I Pet. 1:18,19) (Eph. 2:8,9) (Titus 3:5-7)
6. Do you realize that after Jesus died for your sins, He arose victorious from the grave the third day, proving that His sacrifice was sufficient to pay for all of the sins of the whole world? (I Cor. 15:1-4)
7. Do you realize that to be saved you must repent (you must have the desire to turn from your sin and false beliefs, and for the Lord Jesus Christ to cleanse you from all your sin)? (Luke 13:3) (Acts 3:19) (Acts 26:20)
8. Do you realize that after you get saved, God’s first command for you is for you to get baptized and then to live for Him? (Acts 2:41) (II Cor. 5:17)
9. Are you ready to now pray and ask the Lord Jesus Christ to forgive you of all your sins, and to save you? (John 1:12) (Rom. 10:13) (I John 5:13)
* If you are, then bow your head right now and confess to God that you are a sinner deserving judgment. Ask the Lord Jesus Christ to forgive you of all your sins, and to save you. Ask Him to cleanse your life, and to give you the power to live for Him. Ask Him to lead you to a good, Bible-preaching church, where you can follow the first command after salvation — that of getting baptized and publicly confessing your faith in Him. Ask Him to help you find some good Christian friends to encourage you in the faith and to help you grow.
q — I have just asked the Lord Jesus Christ to save me.
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