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.
Repent and Confess your sin
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.”
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!
- Repent means to turn away, walk and go another way.
- The Gospel - The life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
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.
Now with your faith in Jesus Christ you have stepped from darkness into
The difficulties of living as a Christian in a sinful world
are many. Therefore it is important that you seek other Christians
to help you sustain your resolve. Go to Church as often as
you can to help you support your beliefs and obey The