BEFORE STUDYING THE CHAPTER ON SALVATION
Please Read the account of Christ's Passion and Crucifixion in the Book of JOHN, Chapters 18 through 20.
Lesson 9 Page 1

Prayer: "Oh GOD, thank you that out of the millions on earth you saw fit that I should hear the Gospel and be saved. Let me examine my heart today and make sure I have truly accepted Christ as my Savior. If I am not saved, Oh Lord help me today to be truly born into your family. Amen."

Review the Scripture verses for Lessons 1-8. 

Review "Points to Remember" in all preceding lessons. Do the test for Lesson 7 in the test section. 

Read the Memory verse 5 times. 

MEMORY VERSE 

(Titus 2:11):
"For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men."

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With the terrible chapters on SIN and HELL behind us, what a relief it is to write this wonderful chapter on SALVATION. 

GOD hates sin - but loves the sinner.  We read in GOD'S Word that puzzling but true fact that GOD in His foreknowledge planned for man's salvation even before the creation of the world. Revelation 13:8b speaks of "the Lamb slain before the foundation of the world." 

The crimson thread (salvation through death of Christ) runs throughout the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation. 

Remember Lesson 6 on the fall of man after Adam and Eve disobeyed god.  They died spiritually and became sinners.  They were naked and could not stand before GOD.  Genesis 3:7a: "And the eyes of them both were opened, and knew they were naked..." Their fellowship was broken. 

Genesis 3, verse 15b says: "I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed (Satan) and her seed.  It shall bruise thy Satan's head, and thou shall bruise his Christ's heel." 

Here in the third chapter of Genesis, the first book of the Bible, we have both the virgin birth and the atoning death of Christ set forth. 

Notice it says of "her" seed - (the woman's seed) would the Savior come, setting forth the Virgin birth.  Christ came of a woman not of man's seed.  Why?  Doctors and scientists tell us that the blood of the child comes from the father.  Therefore, anyone conceived by a human father would have a fallen sinful nature and tainted blood.  He, too, would need a Savior to die for him.  therefore, GOD declares that our Savior, JESUS CHRIST, must not have a sinful nature, but must be Virgin born.  The definition of a virgin is this - a woman who has never known (or had intimate relationship) with a man sexually. 

Jeremiah 31:22b declares, A woman shall compass a man.” Isaiah 7:14 – “Behold a virgin shall conceive (not a young woman), and bear a son and shall call His name Immanuel. (God with us).”

You say, “that is a physical impossibility.” Yes! but not a spiritual impossibility. 

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