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How to Be Saved

Have you given your life to the Lord? Do you have the assurance that if you were to die right now, you would go straight to heaven? If not, please let me tell you how you can be saved, on the authority of the Word of God.

Admit Your Sin

First, you must understand and admit that you are a sinner. The Bible says, “There is none righteous, no, not one” (Romans 3:10). “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Sin is an offense against God that carries a serious penalty. “For the wages of sin is death [eternal separation from the love and mercy of God] but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

Abandon Your Efforts

Second, you must abandon any efforts to save yourself. If we could save ourselves, Jesus’ death would have been unnecessary! Even “getting religion” cannot get you to heaven. The Bible says it is “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His [God’s] mercy He saved us” (Titus 3:5). Salvation is by God’s grace, “…not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9).

Acknowledge Christ’s Payment

Third, you must believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, died for your sins. “But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). That means He died in your place. Your sin debt has been paid by the blood of Jesus Christ, which “cleanseth us from all sin” (1 John 1:7).

Accept Christ as Your Savior

Fourth, you must put your faith in Jesus Christ and Him alone for your salvation. “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31). Salvation is God’s gift to you! “The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23). “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).

Pray this simple prayer from your heart:

Dear God, I know that I am a sinner. I know that You love me and want to save me. I know I can’t save myself. Jesus, I believe You are the Son of God, who died on the cross to pay for my sins. I believe God raised You from the dead. I now turn from my sin and, by faith, receive You as my Lord and Savior. Forgive my sins and save me, Lord Jesus. In Your name I pray, Amen.

If you have prayed this prayer today, please let us know.  Then go find a Christ-honoring, Bible-believing church near you. Go to the pastor of that church and tell him what God has done for you. He‘ll rejoice with you, and so will we!