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"What are the foundational truths of Jesus we must believe to realize our salvation?"

I'm going to shut up and let the Scriptures speak for themselves. Maybe I/we should do this more often.

The apostle Paul tells us the truths he first accepted about Jesus, and that we must accept in order to realize the salvation Jesus has already bought for us. He reminds a group of believers what Jesus did for them (and us, and the world) that is at the heart of their faith in Him. 1 Corinthians 15:1–4 (words in italics are mine),
Now I am making known to you, brethren, the evangel (good news) which I bring to you, which also you accepted, in which also you stand, 2 through which also you are saved, if you are retaining what I said in bringing the evangel to you, outside and except you believe feignedly (not truly; fake belief). 3 For I give over to you among the first what also I accepted, that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, 4 and that He was entombed, and that He has been roused the third day according to the scriptures
Concordant Literal New Testament
It's perfectly fine (and recommended) to reread these powerful words—maybe several times—to really sink them into your heart.

1. Christ died
2. Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures
3. He was entombed
4. He has been roused the third day according to the scriptures

Believe in Him.


P.S. If you'd like to read a much more in depth treatment of thÄ“ good news where I don't shut up, read The good news of Jesus and how it benefits you 


  1. you dont speak to those awakened to their perishing condition, faith is realizing he died for me and receives the ungodly. otherwise its an act of logic and not faith. preaching that a Man loves women in general, wouldnt comfort any woman who is not the personal object of the mans affection.

  2. I appreciate you commenting, Anonymous. But I must admit, your comment is somewhat confusing. Can you clarify what you mean?

  3. So what is your message to the unbelievers then? "Enjoy life as much as you can because you will face the Tribulation and Judgment before the White Throne." Or simply "be depressed and stay in your bed forever".

  4. Thank you for your question. Neither of the options you've provided are scriptural.

    When speaking to unbelievers, I follow the apostle Paul's example in Ephesians 1:13-14, which reads, "In Whom you also -- on hearing the word of truth, the evangel of your salvation -- in Whom on believing also, you are sealed with the holy spirit of promise
    14 (which is an earnest of the enjoyment of our allotment, to the deliverance of that which has been procured) for the laud of His glory!"

    While these people were unbelievers, Paul told them "the word of truth, the evangel (good news) of your (their) salvation." They were already saved by Christ, that's why he called it "your salvation." Some of those he told this to believed it and were sealed with the holy spirit of promise. These people began to enjoy their salvation that Jesus accomplished.

    The good news of salvation is for all because Jesus saved all. Some will believe in this life, some won't. But their belief or unbelief doesn't change the fact of their salvation which was accomplished by the work of Jesus. Their belief or unbelief determines when they will begin to experience the joys of their salvation. It's a done deal. I made a video on this subject. Check it out here:


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