The Gospel of Grace
What must I do to be saved? This is the most important question in human existence and one whose answer is clearly outlined in scripture. In order to be saved we must first realize our true state of sinfulness before God and know that He alone can save us, cleanse us, and give us eternal life. To be saved, we must believe the gospel. The word "gospel" means "good news". We can be saved from the wrath of God, because Jesus Christ, the Son of God, died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins and rose from the dead three days later. He paid the price for us, and we are justified in God's eyes through our faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Scripture tells us that Jesus is the only way and we cannot have access to God through any other means. In fact, in John 14:6, Jesus plainly stated, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." Salvation cannot be earned. Everyone is a sinner and deserves death, but through Jesus, God gives eternal life. So how can we receive God's gift of eternal life?
Separation From God
Isaiah 59:2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Ecclesiastes 7:20 For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 10:9-10, 13 "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... For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, in order that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit;
How Do We Receive God's Son?
John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
John 3:16-18 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Pray this Prayer and Mean it with all Your Heart
"I want to know You as my Savior and Lord. I have sinned against You and am deserving of eternal punishment. I also know that Jesus Christ took the punishment that I deserve so that through faith in Him I could be forgiven. I ask you to forgive me and cleanse me from all of my sins. I accept the fact that your son Jesus Christ died for me, was resurrected, and is alive today and hears my prayers. I now open my heart's door and invite Jesus in, to become my Lord and my Savior. With your help, I place my trust in Jesus Christ for salvation. Thank You for Your wonderful grace and forgiveness - the gift of eternal life! Amen!"
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If you prayed this prayer in all sincerity, welcome to God's family. You are now a Child of God. Now, as a way to grow closer to Him, the Bible tells us to follow up on our commitment.
- Tell someone else about your new Faith in Christ.
- Get baptized in water (full immersion) as commanded by Jesus Christ.
- Ask God to increase your faith and understanding of the Bible, as you read His Word.
- Spend time with God each day through prayer and reading His Word daily.
- Find a local Bible-believing church where you can worship God with other followers of Jesus.