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THE INCREASE: Matthew Slater - Salvation

New England Patriots wide receiver, Matthew Slater, spells out the message of salvation.

“It’s important for everyone to understand who God is first and foremost; then, what He says about us, and what He says about our sin,” Matthew says.

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” —Romans 6:23

“To think about the love that Christ had for us to be able to give up everything He had in Heaven as the Almighty God to come down to earth and die for us. . . .  It’s just so powerful,” Matthew reflects.

Watch Matthew explain the cost that had to be paid and the hope that we have in the midst of our sin because of God’s perfect plan.

The Increase, part of the Sports Spectrum Network, is a community of Christian pro athletes sharing their personal stories of the decrease of self and the increase of Christ (John 3:30). Visit for more stories and videos.