Salvation for the Christian involves release from the penalty, power, guilt, and, ultimately, the presence of sin. This is God’s gracious gift given through the sacrificial atoning death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. All who believe in Christ and put their personal faith in Christ alone for their forgiveness of sin are granted forgiveness and adopted into God’s family on the basis of Christ alone. The Father ordains the salvation plan. Jesus accomplishes salvation by living a sin free life and dying a death we deserve in order to satisfy God’s righteous anger at sinful humanity. The Holy Spirit applies salvation to our lives by continually sanctifying us and causing us to become more Christ-like. The Jehovah plan involves allegiance to Jehovah plus good works (baptism, Kingdom Hall work, etc.). Those who are ignorant of Jehovah are given a second chance to believe after death.
1. Do you favor the Jehovah’s Witness idea of a second chance to believe after death? Why or why not?
2. Take a look at Hebrews 9:27. What does this verse say about the second chance program?
Challenge: Pray for the Jehovah’s Witness people in our community. Pray that the Holy Spirit would invade their soul and steer them toward the truth of faith in Jesus Christ.
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