Salvation

How do I become a Christian?  It's as easy as your ABC's:

 

A- Admit that you're a sinner.

B- Believe that Jesus is God's Son.

C- Confess your sins and ask Jesus into your heart. 

 

--We are all sinners.  Romans 3:23 says "For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God."

--The results of our sin is eternal death.  Romans 6:23 says "For the wages of sin is death."

--So God, because of His love for us, sent Jesus to die on the cross to pay the penalty of our sins.  Romans 5:8 says "But God commanded His love     towards us, in while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

--To receive Jesus' sacrifice for our sins we must not only believe in God, but ask Him to save us from our sins (that makes Him SAVIOR) and then         rule and reign in and over our lives (that makes Him LORD).  Romans 10:9-10 says:  "That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus Christ           and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved."

--God's gift to us is saving us if we ask Him to.  Romans 6:23 says "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our       Lord."

--When should I be saved?  NOW!  Right now!  You never know when you might die or be killed.  And after that, it's too late to be saved, and you         will go to hell forever and ever.  Hebrews 3:7 says "Today, if you will hear His voice, do not harden your hearts." 

    Also, II Corinthians 6:3 says "Behold,  now IS the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation."

--Is there anyone else or any other way to be saved?  NO.  Since God created us, it stands to reason that only God can save us from our sins.  And       God has chosen Jesus as the way to do this.  Acts 4:12 says "Nor is there salvation found in any other, for there is no other name under heaven            given among menby which we must be saved."

--Jesus said "Behold I stand at the door (your heart) and knock.  If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with          him, and he with Me."  Revelation 3:20.  In other words, Jesus WILL save you if you letHim into your heart and life.

 

Will you ask Jesus into your heart today? 

Just pray this prayer (and truly mean it), and you will be saved:

Dear God:  I realize that I'm a sinner and I can't save myself.  I believe you sent your Son Jesus to die on the cross to take the penalty of my sins.  I ask Jesus now to come into my life and save my soul, and guide and direct my life from this point on as my Lord.  In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

 

Follow up A B C D's

 

Ask:

Jesus into your heart

     Romans 10:13

"Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."

Baptism:

Follow Jesus in Baptism

     Romans 6:4,11

               "Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? We were therefore buried with Him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life." "In the same way, count ourselves dead to sin but alive to god in Christ Jesus."

Church:

Find a local church body of believers to join with.

     Hebrews 10:25

               ":Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the day  approaching."

Decide:

Do What the Word says!

  James 1:22

   "Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says."