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Lesson 19: 1 John 4:14-15
1 John 4:14-15
And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
Matthew 1:20-21 (Matthew 1:18-2:21 records the birth of Jesus Christ.)
Luke 2:8-11 (Luke 2:1-20 also records the birth of Jesus Christ, with additional details.)
Acts 4:12 (Peter is speaking of Jesus Christ.)
You will notice the term “Saviour” or, in modern English, “Savior” in 1 John 4:14 and in Luke 2. You will see the related words “saved” and “salvation” in some of our related Scriptures. We will be studying this subject in more depth when we come to 1 John 5:10-13. For now, you need to keep in mind that “saved” isn’t just a religious buzzword. It describes a condition in which a guilty person who deserves God’s judgment in Hell and who isn’t on speaking terms with God has his or her sins forgiven, is put on a friendly basis with God, and has his or her final destination changed from Hell to Heaven. Salvation, of course, is the noun form of the verb to save, and the Savior is the One who gives us salvation. Pay careful attention to the related Scriptures for this lesson, as they will show you how you can be saved.
1. According to 1 John 4:14-15, Who is the Son of God?
2. What additional evidence that a person is saved is given in this text?
3. a) According to Romans 10:9-10, would an insincere confession that Jesus is the Son of God be enough? b) What else is needed?
4. Is there any way other than through Jesus to be saved?
5. Looking at John 3, and what you know of Jesus’ death and resurrection, what did Jesus do to save us? (If you need further help, look at 1 Corinthians 15:1-4.)
6. Have you believed on Jesus for salvation?
7. a) Does 1 John 4:14-15 indicate that anyone in the world can be saved, or does it limit salvation to certain racial or religious groups? b) What word in the text would suggest that salvation is for anyone?
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