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Read Introduction to 1 Peter

 

“’Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are disobedient,
“The stone which the builders rejected
Has become the chief cornerstone’”
 
 
Therefore, to you who believe
 
A believer is a person who has believed on Jesus Christ unto salvation. This transaction does not take place when you are confirmed or are baptized or join a church. This happens in a vital confrontation with the cross of Christ. 
 
John 6:47 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life.”
 
John 20:31 “But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.”
 
Acts 16:31 “So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”
 
PRINCIPLE: 
 
Belief in the cross to pay for our sin is the only basis for salvation.
 
APPLICATION:
 
Either, we embrace Jesus as our Savior or we stay lost and go on our merry way to hell. However, the older we get the route to hell gets less merry. It can get grim when we lay at death’s door and there is no hope. It becomes a fearsome, ugly thing. People who die without Christ have no hope, no future beyond the grave.
 
Those who believe in Jesus Christ as the only way (John 14:6; Acts 4:12) have eternal life. 
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