The Gospel Truth!
What must I do to be Saved?
Recognize that you need Jesus Christ
The greatest question in the Bible is How do you find Christ? The first step in finding Christ is to recognize that you need him, that you are a sinner, that you have violated the principles of truth in the word of God. The Bible say’s in Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God”. I have sinned and you have sinned, and because we have sinned we must have the blood of Jesus Christ cleanse us from all sin. Our morality cannot save us, our goodness cannot save us, and our acts of kindness cannot save us.
The Bible says in 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.” Now you might be thinking that you are not good enough. I want you to know that God can save to uppermost. It does not matter what you have done, he can save you. God loves us even though we are sinners. The Bible says in Romans 5:8 “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” God has made it possible through the gift of his son for you to be saved. That provision is God’s gift. The Bible says in Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” For it is by Grace that you have been saved through Faith. It is not of yourself, it is the gift of God that you have been saved, not by works so that no one can boast. So you see, you cannot get to Heaven by being good or by doing his works or acts of kindness. You only get to Heaven because you have confessed your sins. There must be the repentance of sin which means you must turn away from your sins. The Bible says in Mark 1:15 “the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.”
- Repent means to turn away, walk and go another way.
- The Gospel – The life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
That if you confess with your mouth to our Lord Jesus and if you believe in your heart, that God raised Jesus from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified and with your mouth that you confess your sin and are saved. The result is eternal salvation, for the Bible says in Romans 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” The Bible says that salvation is found in no other name given among men under Heaven, other than the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. So if you want to find Christ all you have to do is pray this prayer. But the words themselves will not save you. Only faith in Jesus Christ can provide salvation!
A Prayer to Eternal Salvation
Lord Jesus Christ, I confess that I’m a sinner. I ask you to forgive me of my sins and to cleanse me of all unrighteousness. I believe that Your Son Jesus died in my place, to pay the penalty for my sin, and rose again for my salvation. I want to turn from my sinful ways, so I now ask you, Lord Jesus, to come into my life as my Savior and my Lord. I will serve you and obey you. I will read your word and I will follow Christ from this day forward all the days of my life. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.