What Must I do to Be Saved?
We are sinners, and are under the condemnation of God’s Law Romans 3:10 – Romans 3:23. The bible says that God is holy and we are not. The bible says that all of us have fallen short of the glory of God and that the wages of our sin is death.
The Bible provides a clear answer. Here are the logical steps from God’s Word, (the Bible) that all must take to be saved.
Acknowledge Your Sin
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God – Romans 3:23. First, see yourself for what you are…, a sinner. Sin is tragic, vile…it blights, degrades, destroys. It has dire consequences: “The soul who sins is the one who will die (be separated from God forever)” “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life”
Repent of Your Sin
Repent, then, turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out… – Acts 3:19. Repentance is a change of mind, a change of heart, and it results in a change of actions. You must change your mind about sin and want God to end it’s mastery over you. After all, sin is so bad it took Christ’s death to make forgiveness possible for you.
Believe in Christ
God So loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life - John 3:16. Believe in the completed work Christ accomplished on the cross. You must believe that Christ substituted Himself for you, that He died for your sins (though He never sinned), and that He was resurrected from death. “The punishment that brought us peace was upon Him”. Our sins nailed Him to the cross, and “by His wounds we are healed. “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved.”
Make Your Decision
If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. - Romans 10:9. You must believe in Christ and receive Him personally into your life by faith if you are to be saved from the power of sin and its consequences. “To all who receive Him, to those who believe in His name, He gave the right to become children of God”. Will you pray to God something like this?
“God, I am convinced I am a sinner, and that Christ alone can save me. I willingly repent of my sinful life and believe Jesus Christ died for me. I want to receive Him as my personal Savior.”
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“You are no fool for giving up what you cannot keep, for that which you cannot lose.” ~ Jim Elliot (American missionary to Ecuador in the 1950s)
Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. ~ John 14:5-6
“He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. ~ John 3:18