The Cost of Jesus’ Sacrifice

Most religions in the world teach that you must work for your salvation by overcoming sin on your own. We are to do this by following a system of laws alone (Quran, Dharma, Talmud, etc) to qualify as a “good person”. Christianity is different in that we are rescued from slavery to sin (John 8:34, Rom 6:6-20) because we cannot escape it on our own. It’s the holy spirit that was promised to circumcise our hearts (Deut 30:6, Jer 4:4, Ez 36:25-27, Joel 2:28-32, Acts 2:16-21, Rom 2:29, and Col 2:11) so that we could accomplish the task of keeping God’s commands. Lastly, the Holy Spirit is only available to those who received Jesus as Lord (John 14:15-17, Rom 8:5-11).

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