I believe what the Bible says that Jesus has covered and forgiven our sins. He died for us while we were his enemies (Rom. 5:6–8). He has died not only for our sins but for the sins of the whole world (1 John 3:2) God the Father has reconciled the whole world in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:18-19). His sacrifice is sufficient for anyone who believes in Him and who will accept the Father’s gift of reconciliation through His Son. The Holy Spirit was sent forth by the Father in Jesus’ name. (John 14:26). God has to miraculously open our minds to receive His salvation. God working in us gives us the desire both to will and to work for his good pleasure (Phil. 2:12–13). He gives us the freedom to participate both in his work in our life and in the work he is doing presently in the world. Although some will reject Him, it is God’s desire that none should perish but that all should reach repentance. It is our hope that very few will reject his salvation once they come to know God and His love towards us.
God has not given His Son to condemn the world but rather to save the world. Anyone who believes in Jesus will not perish but receive the gift of eternal life (John 3). Salvation is the work of God. Eternal life is given by grace alone through faith alone. God working in us brings about the obedience of faith (Romans 1:5). God is for us; He is not against us. In fact, we read, “In love he predestined us for adoptions as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. (Eph 1:5–6.)
God’s revelation of his plans for us is so encouraging! There is no greater hope! This is good news! The Gospel is good news for everyone!
The loving wife of my youth and I have three wonderful adult children whom we love dearly. We are blessed with two precious grandsons.
Eric and Edna Vautour
Pastor and his wife
who we are
I serve as a part-time pastor. I was ordained in 1982. I have served in New Brunswick as pastor since 1996. Prior to 1996, I also served churches in Montreal, Quebec, Val D'Or, Rouyn Noranda and Trois-Rivières Canada.