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What is adoption?

What is adoption? “But to all who did receive Him, He gave them the right to be children of God, to those who believe in His name.” — John 1:12 Answer: When a person becomes a Christian, God makes him or her part of His eternal family. While everyone is God’s offspring in the general way of being His creation, only Christians…

What is justification?

What is justification? “Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” — Romans 5:1 Answer: To be pardoned of sin and declared right with God. Sinners are justified on the basis that Christ paid their penalty on the cross. Only those who trust Christ for salvation are justified.      …

What is regeneration?

What is regeneration? “Jesus replied, ‘I assure you: Unless someone is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” — John 3:3 Answer: The word “regeneration” means new life and is another way of saying, “born again”. The Holy Spirit makes people alive to God, and fixes their broken “want to”. This changes the direction of a person’s life.    …

What is saving faith?

What is saving faith? “For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift–not from works, so that no one can boast.” — Ephesians 2:8-9 Answer: Faith is trusting Jesus to do things for you that you cannot do for yourself. Faith is trusting Jesus to forgive you, to change your life, and to…

What is repentance?

What is repentance? “Therefore repent and turn back, that your sins may be wiped out so that seasons of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.” — Acts 3:19 Answer: Repentance is a sincere change of mind and of attitude in which the sinner turns to God from sin.           (Taken from “Know the Truth:60 Questions…

What is election?

What is election? “…from the beginning God has chosen you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and through belief in the truth.” — 2nd Thessalonians 2:13 Answer: Election is God’s eternal plan, formed before the world began, to save sinners. In election, the sovereignty of God goes together with the responsibility of people. Election…