From: Lynette Palecek
God makes it very clear that we all need to be saved in order to go to heaven. Sin entered the world when Adam and Eve sinned. Each of us was born with a sinful flesh. See Ps. 51:56. When we were old enough mentally to know the difference between good and evil, we needed to be saved to go to heaven. Rom. 5:13b says “but sin is not imputed when there is no law.” This is a very key verse because it proves that when a person’s mental age never progressed beyond infancy, then that person’s soul went to heaven when he or she died because he or she never knew the difference between good and evil.
A lot of people are confused by the Bible because all of the modern versions are different from each other. This causes some people to become atheists or agnostics. None of the modern versions are reliable. They all have errors in them and they pervert God’s word. Only the A.V. 1611 King James version is inerrant and infallible. John 1:1 says “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:14 says “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth.”
The following scriptures show the facts of sin. Rom. 3:10 says “As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one.” Rom. 3:23 says “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” See Ecc. 7:20, Isaiah 64:6, and Jer. 17:9,10. I John 1:8 says “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” Also see Ps. 119:155.
God shows us the penalties of sin in the following scriptures. Rom. 6:23a says “For the wages of sin is death.” Also see Ezekiel 18:4,20, Rom. 14:12, Heb. 9:27, James 1:15, and Rev. 20:12-15.
Man can’t save himself as these scriptures prove. Titus 3:5 says “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.” Eph. 2:8,9 says “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” See Isaiah 64:6, Gal. 2:16, and Rom. 3:20.
In part three next Sunday, I will write about proof that God loves us, God’s remedy, man’s responsibility, and the results of salvation.