Can you explain salvation to me?
We are glad we can share with you the love of God, which He has revealed to us through the Lord Jesus Christ. The only way we have acceptance before God is through Jesus, God's only Son, who came from heaven to live on earth.
He fully understands our problems because He lived as a man on the earth for thirty-three years. He did not sin, and yet He took our sins upon Himself and paid the penalty for sin by His death on the cross (Romans 6:23, Hebrews 4:15, 1 Peter 2:24). Three days after He died, He arose from the dead; and forty days later He ascended into heaven where He intercedes in our behalf (Romans 8:34 and Hebrews 7:25).
John 3:16-17 and John 10:10 tell of the great love God has for us. Because of His love, God wants us to come to Him just as we are. He longs for us to talk to Him freely about our sins and our needs. We encourage you to do this. Admit your sins to God, ask His forgiveness, and thank Him for His love and acceptance of you.
If we give ourselves to Jesus, He comes into our hearts and lives there (Revelation 3:20). We are in Christ Jesus, and He is in us (John 15:4-7, Galatians 2:20). Jesus has all power and authority over sin and evil (Matthew 28:18, Hebrews 2:14-15, 1 John 3:8), and through Him we can also live victorious lives.
We read in 2 Corinthians 5:17: "When someone becomes a Christian he becomes a brand new person inside. He is not the same any more. A new life has begun!" (TLB). The Bible also says in 1 Corinthians 15:57: "How we thank God for all of this! It is he who makes us victorious through Jesus Christ our Lord!" (TLB).