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John 3: I6

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. "
    John 3: I6 declares four things about salvation that everyone needs to know.

  1. THE STATE OF MAN.
    1. We are all in a perishing state.
      1. whosoever believeth In him should not perish… "
    2. Because we are in a sinful stale
      1. “but the scripture hath concluded all under sin… " Gal. 3:22
      2. "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God " Rom 3:23
  2. THE NATURE OF GOD.
    1. God is just - and must punish sin.
      1. The penalty of sin is death
        1. Romans 5:12
        2. Romans 6:23
    2. God is merciful - therefore doesn't want us to perish.
      1. I John 4:8 "God is love. "
      2. John 3: I6 "For God so loved the world.. "
    3. God solved this problem through the person of Jesus Christ.
  3. THE SACRIFICE OF CHRIST.
    1. Christ paid the penalty of sin.
      1. John 1:29
      2. Romans 5:8
    2. It is through Him that we can be saved.
      1. John 3:17
  4. THE WAY OF ETERNAL LIFE.
    1. Heaven is a free gift. Romans 6:23
    2. It is not earned or deserved. Eph. 2: 8. 9
    3. It is through repentance and faith in Jesus alone. John 3:16
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