Growing up in church, I’ve known about God since I was 5, if not younger. I was exposed to what people called Christian “music” at a very early age (thankfully, I’ve recovered from that experience, and now listen to good music). I remember saying “the sinner’s prayer” at some point during my childhood…and then again when I was a teenager (several times, usually at youth camp), and then again when I was in college. I never really stopped to ask myself why this was the case, until the other day I realized that I can’t be the only one who has either gone through this, or is going through it now.
I believe this concept is at the very heart of Scripture, and I think will be a bit much for one post. So, I’m going to break this down into a few posts over the next few weeks.
What I’ll address to appropriately cover this topic:
1) Misconceptions of sin and salvation
2) The effects of sin according to Scripture
3) Rest in the Cross
4) The works of God in man’s salvation
5) A Biblical summary of Salvation