Salvation

Salvation

There are 4 things that God wants everyone to know:

First, you must accept that you are a sinner.

Romans 3:10, “There is none righteous, no not one.”  Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”  We must see ourselves in the light of God’s Word. We are all sinners.

Second, you must accept that, as a sinner, you owe a penalty.

Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death…”  There is a physical death and a second death (which is the lake of fire). Revelation 20:14,15, “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”  The penalty for sin is separation from God for eternity in Hell.

Third, you must accept that Jesus Christ has already paid our sin penalty.

Romans 5:8, “But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”  Jesus Christ shed his blood and died on the cross to pay our sin penalty.

Fourth, you must accept the risen Savior, Jesus Christ, as your only hope to heaven.

No amount of good works, church membership, baptism, etc. can save you. 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.”

Jesus paid your penalty on the cross, rose from the dead, and then ascended up to heaven where He is right now. He promises that if you will call on Him, believing He will save your soul, He will give you eternal life right now and write your name in the book of life. 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.”

If you have never put your complete faith in Jesus Christ for your eternal salvation, why not believe what God’s word says and call on Jesus Christ to save you right now?

Pray this simple prayer: “Dear Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I know I deserve hell. I believe that you died for me to pay the penalty I owe. Right now, the best I know how, I trust you as my Savior. Please save my soul and forgive me of all my sins. Thank you for saving me. Amen.”

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