WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED?
The Bible provides a clear answer. Here are the logical steps from God's Word, the Bible, that all must take to be saved.
1. ACKNOWLEDGE AND REPENT OF YOUR SINS
"FOR ALL HAVE SINNED AND FALL SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD." Romans 3:23
"THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN ONE;" Romans 3:10
Isaiah 64:6 declares that even our righteousness is like a filthy rag therefore, you must first see yourself for what you are...a sinner. Sin is tragic, vile...it blights, degrades and destroys. It has dire consequences:
"FOR THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH, BUT THE GIFT OF GOD IS ETERNAL LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD." Romans 6:23
"REPENT, THEN TURN TO GOD, SO THAT YOUR SINS MAY BE WIPED CLEAN..." Acts 3:19
You must also repent, Repentance is not making a resolution to do better. It is not just conviction of sin, for a person may be convinced that he is wrong and still not repent. Repentance is a change of heart, and it results in a change of action.
The Bible says, "LET THE WICKED FORSAKE HIS WAY, AND THE UNRIGHTEOUS MAN HIS THOUGHTS, AND LET HIM RETURN UNTO THE LORD... FOR HE[THE LORD] WILL ABUNDANTLY PARDON." Isaiah 55:7
You must change your mind about sin and want God to end its mastery over you. After all, sin is so bad it took Christ death to make forgiveness possible for you.
2. BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST
"FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, THAT WHOEVER BELIVES IN HIM SHALL NOT PERISH BUT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE." John 3:16
"HE HIMSELF BORE OUR SINS IN HIS BODY ON THE CROSS, THAT WE MIGHT DIE TO SIN AND LIVE TO RIGHTEOUSNESS" 1 Peter 2:24
Believe in the completed work Christ acomplished 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 SHALL BE SAVED..." Acts 16:31
3. CONFESS & COMMIT
"IF YOU CONFESS WITH YOUR MOUTH JESUS IS LORD, AND BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART THAT GOD RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD, YOU SHALL BE SAVED." Romans 10:9
You must believe in Christ and personally receive Him by faith into your life if you are to be saved from the power of sin and its consequences.
"TO ALL WHO RECEIVED HIM, TO THOSE WHO BELIEVED IN HIS NAME, HE GAVE THE RIGHT TO BECOME CHILDREN OF GOD." John 1:12
WILL YOU PRAY TO GOD SOMETHING LIKE THIS?
"God, I'm convinced I am a sinner and that Christ alone can save me.
I willingly repent of my sins and believe that Jesus Christ died and rose again for me.
I recieve Him as my personal Savior and make Him Lord of my life today.