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God Saves People for His Own Glory’s Sake
Adventure 9: God's Gift -- Salvation
Mission: 7

Question Answer
Why does God save believing sinners from their sins?

In His magnificent love and wisdom, God saves believing sinners because He wants great glory for Himself and great good for His people. Isaiah 43:25 – "I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; And I will not remember your sins."

The Difference This Truth Makes
So far, we have talked about conversion, true faith, saving repentance, and being born again. All these things happen at the beginning moment of life as a Christian, and all are necessary ingredients in receiving the free gift of salvation.

But why did God even create a plan of redemption in the first place? Why would the God of the universe put so much design
and sacrifice into providing a way for sinners to escape the power and presence and penalty of their sins?

You have already studied one reason! God’s goodness. God is so good! One of the main attributes of God’s goodness is His infinite, amazing love. No one loves like God loves. It is not humanly possible for us to love as much as God so loves the world. Not only did He lay down His life, but He laid it down for enemies! Romans 5:7-8 – For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Since we cannot even understand how great His love is, it may be even harder to imagine that God has an even greater reason
for wanting to save us: His own glory! Think about it: God created us to glorify Him and to enjoy Him forever. When we sin, we all fall short of God’s glory. When Jesus Christ came in the flesh to live and die and rise again, He did it out of love for His people – but ultimately, He did it so



 

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