HOW CAN I BE SAVED?
In order to live out God’s intended purposes for you during your life on earth and for all of eternity in heaven, you must be saved. He will lovingly and openly adopt you into His eternal family if you choose to come to Him by faith in Jesus.
But there is a problem . . .
We have sinned against Him, making it impossible to fulfill the eternal purposes He has in mind for us. We have broken His rules and disobeyed His commandments, and none of us can escape the responsibility of this.
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
And because of our sin, we are spiritually dead and separated from God, unable to experience Him and His purposes in our current condition. If we choose to remain in this condition, as unforgiven sinners, we will spend eternity separated from God in hell.
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23
But there is a solution . . .
Although we have sinned and lost our way, and we’re sentenced to death as a result, God is love and God loves us too deeply to leave us lost. Instead, He has sent His one and only Son, Jesus, to earth to be our Savior, our Redeemer.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
“He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.” 1 Peter 2:24
Respond to Jesus . . .
He paid the penalty that our sins had incurred for us. And because He has paid for our sins, He offers us forgiveness, a fresh start, a clean slate. He offers us new life in Himself!
To receive Jesus today and respond to what He has done on the cross for you, simply turn from your sins and trust in Him and what He has done for you on the cross.
Believe that He died to save you and rose again to give you eternal life.
“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved… For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:9,13
You can express this belief in a simple prayer, offered from a sincere heart . . .
Dear God, thank you for having greater purposes for my life. I acknowledge that I have failed to live for you on my own and that I have sinned against you. But I believe that Jesus Christ, Your only Son, died to pay for my sins and rose again from the dead so that I could trust in Him as my Savior and have eternal life. I receive You today Jesus as my Savior and commit to live the rest of my life for You and for Your glory! Amen.
“But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ – by grace you have been saved . . .” Ephesians 2:4-5