“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
This is the most important truth in the world – God loves each of us, whoever we are, whatever our lot in life! Every one of us can say, “I am loved by the Creator God.”
“and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21)
Steps to Salvation from Sin:
“It is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God.” (Romans 8:15)
For some, this confidence dawns gradually. For others, it is a sudden discovery at the moment of faith. Each of us can be assured of our acceptance with God! The “Witness of the Spirit” is more than an emotion that we feel, or a voice that we hear. It is an inner confidence that God is faithful, and that God does indeed keep his promise with us! This inward confidence is confirmed by outward change – i.e., a new style of life.
“We know we have passed from death to life because we love one another.” (I John 3:14)
“Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48)
To live in “perfect love” is to seek God’s will in every situation, and to desire the best for every individual. It is not a physical attraction, nor a mere friendly feeling. It is unending goodwill, even to the most unlovable. “Perfect love” is both an experience of the heart and a way of life in the world. The Holy Spirit desires to perfect God’s love in us and through us.