God requires 100% perfection to be in His presence. Revelation 21:27 states, “But there shall by no means enter it (Heaven) anything that defiles or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of Life.”
We have all sinned and separated ourselves from God. Romans 3:23 states, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…”
God sent His Son Jesus Christ to be born in the flesh, 100% God and 100% Man, to be the perfect substitute for mankind’s sin. Through Jesus’ death on the cross our penalty of sin has been paid in full. He physically rose from the grave on the third day living in the power of an endless life.
We are saved from the penalty of sin, the present power of sin, and the future presence of sin by faith in Christ alone and not by our works. Ephesians 2: 8-9 states, “For by grace (undeserved and unearned love) you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.”
We can never lose our salvation. God promises that those who trust Him have eternal life and cannot be removed from the family of God. John 10:28 states, “And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.”
Berean Baptist Church affirms the 2000 Baptist Faith & Message