Introduction – Setting The Stage
Romans 3:23 – [A]ll have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (NIV 1984).
Romans 6:23 – [T]he wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord (NIV 1984).
Wages – A payment in return (www.the free dictionary.com).
Gift – Something voluntarily transferred by one person to another without compensation (www.merriam-webster.com).
Hebrews 9:27 – [M]an is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away [save from] the sins of many people (NIV 1984).
Save – To deliver from sin.
Savior – A person [Jesus Christ] who helps people achieve salvation, or saves them from something [Hell] (https://en.wikipedia.org).
Jesus Christ – The only name that has the power to save (www.urbandictionary.com).
Acts 4:12 – It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead …Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved (NIV 1984). Continue reading “Whatever Happened to the Wages of Sin?”