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What Must I do to be saved?
In the Old Testament, or Covenant, man could only find salvation through the sacrifice of bulls and goats and the shedding of their blood for a sin offering. However, under the New Testament, or Covenant, it is declared in John 3:16 “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.” Jesus in giving His life on the cross offered His blood as a sin offering on our behalf.
Let’s examine what you must do to be saved.
(1) You must realize that you are a sinner. Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God:” You were born a sinner and only the grace of God can change that.
(2) You must realize it is not by how good you are or what you have done. 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. Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
(3) As a sinner you can come just as you are. It does not matter the sin that you may have committed. Murder, rape, adultry, theft, or maybe nothing more than you were just born in sin. Romans 5:8 “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
You might say, “How can God love me?” Peter said in Acts 10:34 “I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:” God loves you with an unconditional love. A love that is beyond our ability to fathom.
But is there any other way?
The Apostle Peter tells us in Acts 4:12, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
Jesus declared in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
Just how complicated is coming to Christ?
All you have to do is ask for forgiveness. Romans 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
How do I know God will forgive my sins?
1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Then you must turn your back on the ways of sin.
Acts 2:38 “The Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall the receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”
Repent means to feel sorry for or self-reproachful for what one has done or failed to do. To change one’s ways. Then the act of water baptism identifies us with the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord.
Did you know that God has a gift for you when you repent of your sins?
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Did you know that when you accept Jesus as your Saviour the angles in heaven rejoice?
Luke 15:10 Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.
Do you want to accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour?
Now is the time
2 Corinthians 6:2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
The Apostle Paul gives this instruction.
Romans 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
If you are ready, pray this prayer with me.
Dear Jesus, I am sorry for my sins. I realize that you gave your life for me on the cross of Calvary. Your blood was shed on my behalf. I ask you to forgive me for all the sins I have committed, both known and unknown. I ask you to change my life and to give me life eternal with you. I thank you for what you are doing for me right now.
Now if you have sincerely prayed and ask Jesus into your heart and to forgive you of your sins, I want to be the first to Welcome you in to the Kingdom of Heaven.
Jesus told His disciples.
John 14:2-3 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
Now, find a good, Bible teaching church where you can receive encouragement, instruction and fellowship.
Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
Now share with us and with others what God has done for you.
Write us at The Lord’s House, PO Box 1348 Spring Hill, TN 38401 or you can e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org