"...the preaching of the cross...is the power of God"
1 Corinthians 1:18
Crosstown Baptist Church
801 3rd Street Silvis, IL 61282
801 3rd Street Silvis, IL 61282 (309)792-3595
We believe that you can know for certain that you are going to heaven. God tells us,
"These things have I written unto you...that you may know that you have eternal life..." (1 Jn 5"13).
Heaven is a free gift:
"For by grace you have been saved through faith and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9).
Man is a sinner and cannot save himself:
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God," (Romans 3:23a); "your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you," (Isaiah 59:2); "For the wages of sin is death," (Romans 6:23).
Forgiveness comes through Jesus Christ:
"In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins according to the riches of His grace" (Ephesians 1:7); "In whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins" (Colossians 1:14); "...to turn them from darkness to light, ... that they may receive forgiveness of sins ..." (Acts 26:18).
Eternal life is the gift of God:
"...but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 3:23b); "it is the gift of God" (Ephesians 2:8c).
God's gift of forgiveness eternal life is received by faith:
"Therefore it is of faith that it might be by grace" (Romans 4:16); "For by grace are you saved through faith and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God" (Ephesians 2:8).