How to Be Saved
I need to ask you the most important question you’ll ever be asked: Do you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that God loves you, that your sins are forgiven, and that you are saved and on your way to heaven? The great news is, you can know! Let me share with you how to discover God’s free gift of Salvation.
Admit Your Sin
First, you must admit that you are a sinner. The Bible says, “There is none righteous, no, not one” (Romans 3:10). “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
It is our sin that separates us from God and from fulfilling our deepest needs and longings. Sin is an offense against God that carries a serious penalty. According to Romans 6:23, “The wages of sin is death”, which is eternal suffering in a lake of fire and eternal separation from the love and mercy of God.
Abandon Your Own Efforts
Second, you must abandon any efforts to save yourself. If we could save ourselves, Jesus’ death would have been unnecessary!
Even “getting religion” cannot get you to heaven. The Bible says it is “not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his [God’s]mercy He saved us” (Titus 3:5). Salvation is by God’s grace, “not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9).
Acknowledge Christ’s Payment
What you cannot do for yourself, Jesus Christ has done for you! “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). He died on the cross for you and then rose from the dead to prove that His payment for sin was acceptable to God. But you must acknowledge and believe this fact. “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31).
Accept Christ as Your Savior
Salvation is God’s gift to you. “The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23). When someone offers you a priceless gift, the wisest thing you can do is accept it! This very moment, you can receive Christ’s gift of salvation by sincerely praying this simple prayer from your heart:
Dear God, I know that I am a sinner. I know that You love me and want to save me. Jesus, I believe You are the Son of God, who died on the cross to pay for my sins. I believe God raised You from the dead. I now turn from my sin and, by faith, receive You as my personal Lord and Saviour. Come into my heart, forgive my sins, and save me, Lord Jesus. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
Friend, if you have not yet made a decision for Christ, I urge you to receive Him today. You’ll be eternally glad to know Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour. Please email us to let us know of your decision for Christ. We want to rejoice with you and send you some literature to help you get started in your Christian life.