What Must I do to Be Saved?
Everyone has an eternal problem, this problem is sin. Sin came into the world by our forefather Adam, the first man created by God. After he disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden (GEN.3:1-7). he discovered that he was no longer in right standing with God and he immediately hid himself (GEN.3:12). You and I inherited this trait of sin. The shame/guilt that goes along with sin is automatically a part of our sinful nature. Because our sinful nature is in direct conflict with God's Holy nature, we are separated from him and his holy nature. Since God is the source of all life, being disconnected means death, for the Bible says the wages of sin is death. (ROM.6:23) God's moral law was violated by Adam and we are the offspring of Adam. The bible says that by one man sin entered into the world. (ROM.6:12) Until we embrace God's salvation plan we will be lost as a race of fallen humanity.
God in his infinite wisdom and Love provided us a way of redemption that is through the blood of his only begotten son JESUS. (REV.1:5) (1st JOHN.1:7) (St.JOHN.3:16). JESUS is the offspring of God, not Adam (LUKE.1:34-35). Because he was not conceived of man but of God he was never contaminated with sin. This made Jesus the perfect sacrifice for sin. The Bible says that without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin (HEB. 9:22). Someone had to pay the death penalty for sin. God sent JESUS into the world to defeat sin and to die for the sins you and I have committed, we deserve to die eternally. But the gift of God is eternal life through JESUS CHRIST our Lord (ROM.6:23).
How To Receive
Whoever believes in JESUS shall be saved from eternal death and restored back to right standing with God (ROM.4:24-25). We must first realize our sinful condition hurts God and destroys our souls, upon this realization we must have godly sorrow for our sins and see that we need HIM to save us. The Bible says that godly sorrow works repentance (2 COR.7:10). When we repent it means we change our mind about a lifestyle of sin and begin to seek God's Holiness. No man shall see the Lord without holiness (HEB.12:14). Next we must whole-heartedly believe and receive JESUS as our saviour (St.JOHN.14:6) (ACTS.16:31) (St.JOHN.3:16). We then must openly confess JESUS as LORD and hold to that confession (ROM.10:9) (Hebrews.10:23).
A direct commandment of the Lord is that all believers be baptized in His name. (MARK.16: 16) (ACTS.2:38) It is by faith that we are saved and not by works; however faith without works is dead (EPH.2:8,9) (JAMES.2:14-17). Our works should only be out of obedience to our Lord's commandments being as a seal of authenticity for our faith.
A promise from God to believers is the gift of the Holy Ghost (St. JOHN. 14:16, 26) (ACTS.2:38-39). All believers need the Holy Ghost in order to be empowered to live in righteousness and be effective witnesses for JESUS (ACTS.2:8) (ROM.8:2-27). There are many truths about God that we must know, it is only by the Holy Ghost that we can receive these truths not yet revealed to us. The Bible says, that he will guide us into All truth (St.JOHN16:13). Another reason a believer needs the Holy Ghost is sonship (St.JOHN.1:12). The bible says that if any have not the Spirit of Christ he is none of His (ROM.8:9).
If you were not saved before you clicked on this article or unsure of your standing with God let us settle it today. Pray this prayer from you heart. God I beleive that you sent your only begotten son Jesus Christ into the world as the substitute for the penalty of all my sins and the sins of the world. I know I have done wrong in breaking your commandments. I have no other way to be right with you but to accept your son Jesus as my saviour. I confess that I am a sinner in need of salvation. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for me and that you resurrected him from the grave. God I am truly sorry for my sins and I wish to no longer live in them so please forgive me and save me. Wash away my sins with the blood of Jesus. I turn to you and confess that Jesus is Lord of my life, now and forever more. I thank you for your love and sacrifice! Now Lord lead me every day and fill me with the Holy Ghost of promise, that I may walk in holiness.
If you just prayed this prayer from your heart than you are now born again and the process of change has begun in your life. Welcome to the family of God you are accepted and you are loved! All true believers are given the same spirit and should fellowship together and worship God corporately. Please find a spirit-filled and biblically sound church as the Lord will lead you. Submit yourself under the pastoral leadership that God leads you to. Please allow the Spirit of God to teach you of the Christian faith and doctrine through His assigned leadership. Work in the church in the ways God has given you the ability to. Grow in faith and love and the knowledge of our Lord Jesus. If you don't know of a good church we may be able to assist you in finding one please let us know by contacting us using the information below. If you live near Hopkinsville KY you can visit and consider joining All Nations House of Prayer.
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