Salvation

"Sirs, What must I do to be saved?"

This is the question the Philippian Jailer asked Paul and Silas in Acts 16:30 and it is the question being asked today by millions of people who want to know the truth.

Their ETERNAL DESTINY, Heaven or Hell, depends on their GETTING the correct answer AND OBEYING that answer!

Today, people are told MANY DIFFERENT THINGS to do in order to be saved, but ONLY ONE will save them.

Acts 4:12 says, "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is NONE OTHER NAME under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."

That name? JESUS! Only Jesus can save!

THE ANSWER PAUL AND SILAS GAVE!

This is the answer Paul and Silas gave and it is the same answer that gets people saved today. They said: "BELIEVE on the Lord Jesus Christ, AND YOU WILL BE SAVED, and also your house." (ACTS 16:31)

The word translated "BELIEVE" means to: TO RELY UPON, TO CLING TO, TO TRUST IN COMPLETELY, on a CONTINUAL BASIS.

Romans 3:23 says, "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." The Glory of God is Jesus Christ and each of us "come short" when compared to Him.

When we compare our lives with each other, we don't look very bad. As a matter of fact, we look pretty good. Why? Because all have sinned. But God compares each one of us with His Son, Jesus. When compared to Christ, we fall short and God accepts only the prefection of Jesus!

However, while we were at our worst, in sin and seperated from God, Christ did His best for us! Romans 5:8 says, "But God proved His love for us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

In other words, what we deserved because we were sinners, Christ took with Him to the Cross, and died in our place. He took our sin and gave us His righteousness.

2nd Corinthians 5:21 says, "For He (God) hath made Him (Jesus) TO BE SIN for us, who knew no sin: That we (you and I) might BE MADE the righteousness of God in Him."

This is all God's part of our salvation. Our part is to repent (confess), believe and trust.

Romans 10:9 and 13 says, "That if you WILL CONFESS with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and SHALL BELIEVE in your heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved."

(13) For WHOSOEVER (that's you and me) SHALL CALL on the name of the Lord shall be saved."

LET'S GO STEP BY STEP!

(1). Simply CONFESS with your mouth what you know in your heart to be true: That Jesus IS the Son of God and that He died and arose again---FOR YOU!

Remember, confess Jesus, NOT your sins.

(2). BELIEVE in your Heart, your spirit, that Jesus took YOUR sin, YOUR sickness/disease, YOUR poverty, YOUR wages (which is death), and was nailed to the cross---FOR YOU.

And three days and nights later (72 hours), Jesus arose out of the grave---FOR YOU.

He then ascended to the Father and presented Himself AS THE SINLESS savior---FOR YOU.

Jesus literally TOOK YOUR PLACE and God GAVE YOU HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS!

(3). CALL UPON JESUS to save you BY ACCEPTING HIS TERMS for your salvation.

Simply RECEIVE what Jesus did for you as your only hope. When you do this, you are saved, according to the Bible.

PRAY THIS PRAYER

"God, I confess Jesus shed His blood and died for me. I accept Him now as my Savior and I thank you for loving me. I believe this with all my heart and I confess this very moment that I am saved. Amen!"

Please use the Prayer Requests window to let us know that you have accepted Christ into your life. We will pray for you and one day, see you in Heaven!

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