How to be Saved
"Ye shall know the Truth and Truth shall set you free."
A Admit you are a sinner….
Romans 3:23“For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
Romans 3:10,11“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one; There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.”
Isaiah 53:6“All we like sheep have gone astray;we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.”
Isaiah 64:6“But we are all as an unclean thing,and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf;and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.”
One sin makes each of us a sinner. Exodus 20:1-17, the Ten Commandments. Have you kept them all?
I John 1:8“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.”
So let’s be honest all of us are sinners and deserve to be punished for our sins. But God loves us so much that He gave us His only Son to die in our place, so that we wouldn’t have to pay the penalty for own sins.
John 3:16“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever should believe in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
B Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ….
God knew that each of us would sin, but He loved us so much that He gave us His only Son, so that if we would believe in Him, we wouldn’t perish, but have everlasting life. Jesus, Who is both God and man incarnate in One flesh, came to earth and died in our place. “He was tempted in all points as we are, yet without sin.”
Hebrews 9:27,28“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: so Christ was once offered to bear the sins of the many; and unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation.”
Romans 10:9,10“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
C Confess your sins and repent of them.
As the above verse says, with the heart we believe unto righteousness. Righteousness means that we no longer serve sin, but we leave it at the foot of the cross. We confess our sin to God and ask Him to forgive us. We repent and turn from our sins. We turn to Jesus Christ and accept Him as our Lord and Savior.
Acts 3:19“Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out,when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.”
Repent and be converted so that our sins will be blotted out. We ask God’s forgiveness and accept the gift of Salvation that Jesus paid for us on the cross of Calvary. We ask God to convert us from a lost sinner into a member of His family. Salvation is free for the asking, we cannot ever earn it. Just pray (talk to God just as you would anyone else) and cry out to Him for Salvation.
Ephesians 2:8,9“For by grace are ye saved through faith and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not of works lest any man should boast.”
A gift cannot be earned otherwise it isn’t a gift. The Bible says “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” We earn an eternity in hell through sin, but salvation is a free gift.
D Daily Walk….
Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ alone and not by works. After we repent of our sins and accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, now we daily walk with Him. Here are somethings to help you in your new walk with Him. We serve God out love for Him not to earn or keep our salvation.
Read your Bible everyday
Psalms 1:2“But his delight is in the Law of the Lord, and in His Law he doth meditate day and night.”
The more you read, you eventually memorize. Memorization helps in our walk with Jesus Christ.
Psalms 119:11“Thy Word have I hid in mine heart,that I might not sin against Thee.”
As we read God’s Word and also memorize it, the Bible keeps us from sinning against God. The Bible strengthens us and helps us to grow in Jesus Christ.
Find a good Bible believing church and get involved
Hebrews 10:24,25“And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some is; but exhorting one another; and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”