"Except a man be born again" (John 3:3).

All people should repent (Acts 17:30)

What must we be saved from? We must be "saved from wrath" (Ro 5:9). The reason for the wrath as explained to Adam is "'because you have listened to the voice of your wife . . . cursed is the ground because of you'" (Ge 3:17). Is God angry at the world? On the contrary, "God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son" (Jn 3:16). It is not a matter of retribution because "God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world" (:17). Jesus said "'I DESIRE COMPASSION, AND NOT SACRIFICE', for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners" (Mt 9:13). "Having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent" (Ac 17:30). The Holy Spirit convicts "'the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment; concerning sin because they do not believe in Me'" (Jn 16:8-9).


  • "The Son of Man has come to seek and save that which was lost" (Lk 19:10).
  • God sent "the Son into the world . . . that the world through Him might be saved" (Jn 3:17).
  • "Besides Me there is no savior" (Isa 43:11).
  • "There is one God, and one mediator also between God and men" (1Ti 2:5).
  • "There is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved" (Ac 4:12).
  • Jesus said, "'I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me'" (Jn 14:6).

Some might say that the rendition of Adam and Eve is just a metaphor because evolution proves otherwise. But consider how seriously the Bible treats Adam's disobedience.

The results are:

  1. "You will all likewise perish" (Lk 13:3).
  2. You "shall be condemned" (Mk 16:16).
  3. You are "dead in your trespasses and sins" (Eph 2:1).