…that salvation is according to an eternal purpose which God planned before the world began, when he chose a particular people in Christ, and ordained them to everlasting salvation.
…that the Scriptures teach that everyone is born a sinner and there is none righteous, no not one (Romans 3:10). Therefore, we all have earned the wages of sin, which is death (Romans 6:23). The eternal wrath of God is upon us all unless he/she repents of sin. Man’s greatest need is a Savior – the forgiveness of sin – to be reconciled to God. By the grace of God He provided a Savior for us in the person of His Son, Jesus Christ. The Bible says that God demonstrated His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8). That act of Christ’s love is what saves us from sin and hell, for salvation is not of our works but only by grace are you saved through faith (Ephesians 2:8-9). By faith alone in Christ’s sacrificial death, our sin, when repented of, can be exchanged for His righteousness, and that allows us to be justified in God’s sight. Salvation is totally dependent upon God. He planned our salvation for His glory, the Son died for our salvation, and the Spirit applies salvation to our hearts. By this divine activity we are no longer condemned as sinners but accepted as sons fit for everlasting glory. So in the words of the Reformers, our salvation is by grace alone, by faith alone, in Christ alone, for God’s glory alone! We rejoice to know that there is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1).
So we preach the Good News of Jesus Christ – His free grace comes to all who will repent of their sins and believe He suffered, died and rose again for them. Man must come to faith in Christ through the means of the preaching of the gospel. Those who truly believe will continue to grow in their faith and hunger and thirst to know the Lord Jesus better.