From John Davis' 'Christian Soldiers Battle Notes'
The Gospel Message
Realise you are a sinner - For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; (Rom 3v23) Death is a result of sin - For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Rom 6v23)
You need a Saviour - For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. (Luke 2v11)
You can’t save yourself – 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. (Eph 2v8+9)
Only Blood can wash away your sin – In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: (Col 1v14) But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
(I John 1v7)
There is only one Mediator - For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; (I Tim 2v5)
THAT MEANS NO PRIEST, RELIGION, NOR DENOMINATION WILL DO!
God loved you so much - 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 3v16)
It’s all about His death, burial and resurrection - Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: (I Cor 15v1+3+4)
Christ is the only way - Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14v6)
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son
shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. (John 3v36) The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. (Ps 9v17)
You have everything to gain - But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. (I Cor 2v9)
So what are you waiting for? Get saved today! Ask the Lord Jesus Christ to forgive you of all your sins right now and come and save you. You need to do this from your heart not from your head!
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. (Rom 10v9)
You cannot get saved without the Blood of Christ Eph 2v13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
Col 1v20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
Heb 9v12-14 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
1 John 1v7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
There isn’t one sin that the Blood of Christ cannot cleanse. No matter what you have done, the Blood of Christ can wash away all your sins… if you just put your faith and trust in the Lord.
Acts 20v28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy
Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. Note it is God’s Blood.
When are you saved?
You are saved the moment you quit trusting your own righteousness to get you to Heaven, and start trusting the righteousness of Jesus Christ.
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. (2 Cor 5v21)
Scriptures against salvation by works – Eph 2v8+9, Gal 3v21-29, Titus 3v5
Scriptures against salvation by the Law – Rom 10v4, Rom 7v4, Gal 5v4, Gal 2v16, Gal 3v11, John 1v7
Nobody gets to their deathbed and regrets living a life for God. Every other form of life you can have, being unsaved (and thus not a Christian) is futile, pointless and will get you no peace, joy, nor purpose.