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Salvation: Why and How

Why The Bible Says We Need Salvation

The inspired Word of God starts: In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth…making man and beasts on the sixth day then resting on the seventh. In fact Exodus 20:11 – in God’s Ten Commandments –reads: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day.

In John 1 we learn all things were made by the Word of God. So the Word is our Creator.  In Genesis 1 we learn at the end of the sixth day His creation activity was finished and God proclaimed His creation “very good.”  However, God’s chief Cherubim, Lucifer, became envious and approached Eve in the Garden of Eden. In Genesis 3 we learn Lucifer, referred to as the serpent, beguiled Eve through his subtlety.  He planted doubt in her mind by asking, “Hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” Eve responded, “Of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it lest ye die.” Next Satan denied God’s Word, telling Eve, “Ye shall not surely die.” Then, the serpent told her if she would go against God’s Word her “eyes shall be opened and ye shall be as god.” Adam and Eve then ate the forbidden fruit, committing what’s known as Man’s Original Sin.

This sin caused two events to occur. First, it led to spiritual death as it separated us from our loving Creator requiring that we be redeemed with Him. In fact, the first promise that God would send a redeeming Savior is provided in Genesis 3:15 where we’re told the seed of the woman will bruise the head of the serpent.  This is an odd statement on the surface as the seed comes from the man. However, we’re being told our redeeming Savior would be born of a virgin. So by Genesis 3:15 we’re given the foundation for why Jesus’ death on the cross was necessary as we learn God’s perfect creation was corrupted by Adam’s Original sin which separated us from our Creator, requiring our redemption with Him…then we’re given the first promise of a coming Redeemer who would be born of a virgin!


Man’s Original sin also allowed physical death to enter God’s perfect world. This is the biblical answer to, “How could a loving God create a world full of death and suffering?”  The answer is God didn’t! The original creation was perfect until Man’s Original Sin corrupted it, allowing death and suffering to enter.  Well, following their rebellion, which is what sin is, Adam and Eve attempted to provide a covering of fig leaves for their sin.  This wasn’t acceptable to God. Being righteous and having declared in Genesis 2 that sin would be punishable by death, God caused the first death. As reported in Genesis 3, God killed an animal and made coats of skins for Adam and Eve as a temporary covering for their sin.  God also put a curse on His creation and kicked Adam, Eve and Lucifer from the Garden, blocking the path to the tree of life with two Cherubim.

Lucifer then declared he would be like God and in the ensuing heavenly battle Satan and a third of the angels were banned to earth where Satan is now the god of this fallen world.  In Genesis 6, before the seed of the woman appeared, God saw that the wickedness of man was great so the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created and, from 2 Peter 2, God spared not the old world but saved Noah, the eight person, bringing in a flood upon the world of the ungodly as the fountains of the deep erupted and all the high hills under the whole heaven were covered by water (Genesis 7). The world that was, being overflowed with water perished, as reported in 2 Peter 3. Fortunately following their departure from the ark God made the rainbow covenant with man, found in Genesis 9, promising never again to judge our sin with a similar flood.

Still, following the global deluge, man continued to rebel so God sent the seed of the woman to bruise the head of the serpent. Hebrews 1 reports that God has spoken to us by his Son by whom He also made the world and in John 1 we learn that the Word of God, our Creator, was made flesh and dwelt among us.

Talk about the ultimate love story! Though we’re sinners and deserve to be separated from God for eternity, Jesus (our Creator) came to earth as both God and man to live a sinless life and die on a cross (in our place) as His shed blood provided the permanent atonement for the sins of all mankind, redeeming Believers with Him for eternity.  Wow!

Also, throughout Scripture we’re told Jesus will return to reclaim His creation, destroying death and providing Believers with another perfect earth to dwell on.

Christ gives us some clues to watch for that will signal His second coming. In Matthew 24 Jesus tells us before the flood people were eating, drinking and marrying until the day that Noah entered into the ark and knew not until the flood came and took them all away; Jesus warns it will be like this when He returns again.

When the disciples asked Jesus what would be the signs of His return, He mentioned false Christs and false prophets would arise, drawing followers away from the true Christ. Well, we certainly see our share of false Christs today!  It sounds to me as though the Lord Jesus could return at any time.

The time to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior is now.

How God’s Word Says We Receive The Free Gift Of Eternal Salvation:

Through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone as your Lord and Savior.

John 3:16 tells us, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

The biblical message of salvation is simple. We’ve all committed sin against God (Romans 3:23). Because of our sin we’ve earned judgment from God (Romans 6:23), both spiritual death and physical death. There’s nothing we can do on our own to make ourselves right with God so, out of great love, our Creator became a human in the Person of Jesus Christ. However, man rejected Jesus and crucified Him. Jesus allowed this to occur so He could take the punishment we deserve (2 Corinthians 5:21), then resurrect on the third day (1 Corinthians 15) overcoming both sin and death. Through His grace, God offers us salvation as a free gift by accepting Jesus’ payment for our sins (1 John 2:2).

Salvation is gained by faith (Ephesians 2:8) in Jesus alone (John 14:6; Acts 4:12), believing in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior (John 1:12).

If you truly believe the Biblical message, please accept your free gift of eternal salvation.  Simply ask Jesus to forgive you of your sins and become the Lord of your life.  Your faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior saves you through God’s grace and mercy.

We pray that Jesus Christ will come into your life and change you just as He has changed us.  Please accept His wonderful gift today!  May God bless you.


Grand Canyon & Grand Staircase For God’s Glory

Did you know sediments a mile deep have been removed from above the rim of Grand Canyon or that National Geographic admitted “Geologists now think Grand Canyon grew in quick spurts from massive flooding…” The missing layers are picked up in the Grand Staircase, which includes the soaring cliffs of Bryce and Zion. Bryce forms the top of the Staircase, where the massive erosion event ended, leaving spires and arches in the multi-colored limestones. Zion’s lofty sandstone cliffs and canyons, adorned in pink and red hues, form the middle of the Staircase.


See our Grand Canyon Rim & Raft or Grand Staircase Tours. In 2005, National Geographic spilled the beans, admitting: “For a long time scientists believed that Grand Canyon was carved out slowly over millions of years …But new research has turned both theories [“Ancient River” and “Stream Capture”] upside down. Geologists now think that Grand Canyon grew in quick spurts from massive flooding…over 750,000 years.” (National Geographic for Kids, March 2005, p. 5). This is no small admission, as old-earth beliefs are the foundation for both Darwinism and Secular Humanism. Russ captures Grand Canyon, Zion and Bryce National Parks for the glory of God in his live teachings, DVD’s and on his Creation-based tours. See our DVD on Grand Canyon & the Grand Staircase.

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June 17-20, 2021 Russ Miller and COMPASS International Grand Canyon Rim and Raft Tour. For prices and registration go to: or call 208-762-7777. For more information on the Grand Canyon Rim and Raft Tour go to:

August 5-8, 2021 Russ Miller and Jay Seegert of Starting Point Project Grand Canyon Rim and Raft Tour. For prices and registration go to: For more information on the Grand Canyon Rim and Raft Tour go to:

September 14-21, 2021 Russ Miller and Purpose Driven Tours Grand Staircase Tour. For prices and registration go to: or call 601-955-6190. For more information on the Grand Staircase tour go to:     group shot


Who We Are

Statement of Faith

The Biblical God created “the heavens, earth, seas and all that in them is” during a “literal six-day time span” a few thousand years ago.

The original Creation was “very good” until Adam’s ORIGINAL SIN let death enter the world. This ORIGINAL SIN separated mankind from God and required a blood sacrifice (eventually Jesus) so man could be redeemed with God.

Due to man’s sinfulness, God destroyed His Creation via a global flood about 4,400 years ago, sparing Noah and his immediate family. Then, due to mankind’s continuing sin, God sent His only begotten Son to suffer and die on a cross – the perfect, sinless, blood sacrifice to cover the sinfulness of all mankind.

Anyone who believes in the Biblical Jesus’ death, burial, resurrection and ascension to heaven and calls on Him as their Lord and Savior will be forgiven their sins and will spend eternity with Jesus Christ in heaven. Salvation can not be earned but is provided by the grace of God.

Jesus will return to reclaim His creation at the time of His final judgment, sparing only those who have called on Him as their Lord.

The Bible, both Old and New Testaments as originally given, are the inspired, divine Word of God and are free from error in all matters, including moral, ethical, theological, scientific and historical. God is eternal, omnipotent and triune in character as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Satan is a deceiver and accuser who will spend eternity in hell where there will be “wailing and gnashing of teeth” for Satan and all those who choose to reject redemption through Jesus.Facebookmail