Christ died for your sins, So you wouldn't have to.
All have sinned, and the wages of sin is death. But the Lord Jesus Christ paid for your sins on the cross, and if you believe from your heart that He did this for you, you will receive the free gift of eternal life.
“Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.”
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
“And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.”
“That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise.” —Eph. 1:12-13
“For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:”
—1 Cor. 15:3-4
“As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.”
“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” —John 3:14-18
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”—Rom. 6:23
Statement of faith—
I believe that Christ died on the cross for our sins according the Scriptures, was buried, and rose again. We are saved by grace, not by works. You can't lose the free gift of eternal life; otherwise it wouldn't be free (you'd have to work to get it & keep it, or work to lose it) and it wouldn't be eternal.
Good works do not save us or keep us saved. The only thing that saves us is the blood of Jesus who paid the penalty for sin. Our faith in His dying-in-our-place justifies us in the sight of God. Jesus took our sin, and we receive the righteousness of Christ through faith. Once we are saved, we are sealed with the Holy Spirit. With the power of the Holy Spirit within us, we can begin the lifelong journey of service and holiness as we work out the salvation that has already been worked into us through the cross.
I believe in the authority of Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation. It is God-breathed and given to instruct, guide, encourage, and equip us. By learning what was written to whom, and why & when, a lot of the confusion that arises around Scripture & various doctrines and denominations simply goes away. It is essential to understand the dispensations. Right now we are in the age of grace under the ministry of the Apostle Paul.