Friday, September 23, 2022

The Depravity of Man


The third doctrine that we will discuss is the belief that we are born into a world of sin, we are sinful creatures, and we will all die in sin (if we do not accept the gift of salvation, given to us through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, that is). Nobody can be saved by good deeds, positive thinking, giving to charity, treating others nicely, or anything else.

Not all roads lead to God. In fact, the Bible makes it very clear that the only way to God is through Jesus Christ. In John 14:6, Jesus says, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” [John 14:6, ESV]

There is nothing we can do to save ourselves, and there is no way that anybody can save us, aside from Christ. This doctrine explains why people of different faiths cannot have salvation. In order to receive the gift of salvation, one must confess with his mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord and believe in Him.

Only through Christ can we be justified. We are saved by grace, through faith, not as a result of our works.

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