Fall of Man
But your sins have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear.(Isaiah 59:2)
As a result of the fall of man in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:6), every part of man - his mind, will, emotions and flesh - have been corrupted by sin. Because of man’s sinful nature & God is holy, he does not and cannot seek God.
Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned. (Romans 5:12)
Man is by nature sinful and separated from God with no hope of remedying that situation. But God, by His power, provided the means of man’s redemption in the death, burial and resurrection of the Savior, Jesus Christ.
There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one. Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. (Romans 3:10-12,19)
Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. (1 Corinthians 6:9)
In the Christian doctrine of salvation, we are saved from “wrath,” that is, from God’s judgment of sin (Romans 5:9; 1 Thessalonians 5:9). Our sin has separated us from God, and the consequence of sin is eternal death in hell (Romans 6:23). God has paid the penalty for our sins on Jesus christ at cross, so we will not have to suffer the second death, which is hell (Revelation 20:14)
In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.(Hebrews 9:22) God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith.(Romans 3:25)
A definition of the Christian doctrine of salvation would be “The deliverance, by the grace of God, from eternal punishment for sin which is granted to those who accept by faith God’s conditions of repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus christ.”