:: The ABC’s of Salvation ::
Despite the “wisdom” and foolishness of the world, God has made perfect Salvation simple. “For, whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13 KJV). Your salvation experience is the beginning of your personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The steps to salvation are as simple as “A.B.C.”
A. Admit that you are a sinner in need of God.
A relationship with Jesus Christ begins with your admission that you need God. You must admit you need God to do three things:
- You need God to forgive you of your sins, those attitudes or actions that don’t meet God’s standards.
” If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:8-9 NRSV).
- You need God to give you eternal life.
” For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23 NKJV).
- You need God to show you His purpose for your life.
” The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10 NRSV).
B. Believe that Jesus Christ died and rose again for your sins.
- Believe That Jesus Died For Your Sins
The penalty for your sin is death. But God loves you so much, He provides a way for you to escape that penalty.
” 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.” (John 3:16 KJV).
Jesus can and will save anyone from an eternity without God. He died and rose again for your justification, to right your relationship with God.
- Believe that Jesus Rose From The Dead
” He [Jesus] was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.” (Romans 4:25 NIV).
Belief in the death and resurrection of Jesus for your sins is essential for salvation, but it is not enough.
” You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe–and shudder.”
(James 2:19 NRSV).
You must do more than believe in Jesus. You must confess him as Lord of your life; He must be the one in control.
C. Confess Jesus Christ as Lord of your life.
Confessing Jesus as Lord means to commit total control of your life to Christ. You give him the ownership of your life. He becomes your new boss. If you confess Jesus as Lord of your life, the Bible says you will be saved.
“ that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10 NKJV).
The following prayer is one you can say right now to confess Jesus as Lord and ask Him to save you:
Dear God, I admit I am a sinner in need of You. Please forgive me of my sins and give me abundant life here on earth and eternal life with You in heaven. I believe Jesus died and rose again for my sins. I confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of my life. Thank You for saving me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Scripture Promise if you have accepted Christ:
“And this is the testimony: God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son Of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.” (1 John 5:11-13 NRSV)
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