What is Salvation?
In its most basic sense, salvation is the saving of a life from death or harm. Scripture, particularly the New Testament of the Holy Bible, extends salvation to include deliverance from the penalty and power of sin.
Scripture repeatedly affirms that salvation is the free gift of God appropriated through faith.
By confessing your sins and turning away from them, and earnestly desiring to know Jesus and diligently striving to follow him whatever the cost.
Why does any person need to be saved?
Because we have all done things that we should not have done, and we need to be forgiven of our sins by Jesus Christ. Rom. 3:23 says, "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."
Because we need to have a spiritual relationship with God, and we can only have such a relationship by receiving the spiritual birth from Jesus Christ. Jesus said in John 3:3, "Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."
Because there is a heaven and a hell, and we can only go to heaven through the power of Jesus Christ. Jesus said in John 14:6, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no one comes unto the Father but by me."
Because we are going to die some day, and only Jesus Christ can give us eternal life. Jesus said in John 11:25-26, "I am the resurrection and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever lives and believes in me shall never die."
How does a person become saved?
By admitting that they have sinned, and praying to Jesus, and asking Him for forgiveness. Rom. 10:13 says, "Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." By repenting of their sins. This means to desire to serve God instead of serving sinful self-interest. Jesus said in Luke 13:3, "except you repent, you shall all likewise perish."
By believing on the Lord Jesus Christ, who was born of the virgin, who died for the sins of the world, who rose from the dead on the third day, and who will come again.
Rom. 10:9 says, "If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved."
A Prayer of Repentance
Dear Lord, I know I have sinned and done wrong. I am willing to turn away from those sins and do whatever you ask me to do. I know that you died on the cross for me and I know that you were raised from the dead. I ask you to come into my life today and take control. Please forgive me of my sins and help me turn completely toward you. I receive you as my Lord and Savior right now. If I died today, I know I would go to heaven to be with you. In Jesus' name.
Now you are asking yourself the question,
"Where do I go from here?"
BE ASSURED OF YOUR SALVATION
"These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God." 1 John 5:13
- "Repent and be baptized every one of you." Acts 2:38
GET TO KNOW GOD
- Read your Bible -2 Timothy 2:15 "Study to show yourself approved unto God."
- Devote yourself to prayer -Colossians 4:2 "Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful."
- Attend Church -Hebrews 10:24-25 "And let us consider how we are to spur one another on toward good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in habit of doing, but let us encourage one another ..."
FELLOWSHIP WITH OTHER CHRISTIANS
- "Bad company corrupts good morals." -1 Corinthians 15:33
- Choose new friends who are Christians.
SHARE ABOUT THE LORD WITH OTHERS
- "Let the redeemed of the Lord say so." -Psalms 107:2