What is required for Salvation?

To be saved, we must first realize our true state of sinfulness before God and know that He alone can save us, cleanse us, and give us eternal life. Scripture tells us that Jesus in the only way we cannot have access to God through any other means. In fact, in John 14:6, Jesus plainly stated..."I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."

Good works cannot save you.

"For the grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: It is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9)

Man is a Sinner, and Sin has Separated him from God!

You may think that you are a good person, but being good is not enough! Every man has sinned and there is none that is righteous before God! "for there is not a just man upon Earth, that doeth good and sinneth not" (Ecclesiastes 7:20)

Jesus Christ is the Only Remedy for Sin!

We cannot be good enough to get into heaven, nor can our good works get us there. There is no other way for God to erase the effect of sin except by blood. The shedding of Christ's blood indicated that the penalty for sin had been paid; a perfect sinless life had been sacrificed for the lives of all who have sinned. "..Without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness of sins" (Hebrews 9:22) "For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God..." (1 Peter 3:18) "Neither is there Salvation in any other name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." (Acts 4:12)

Here’s what to do:

Admit you are a sinner and repent. "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; (Romans 3:23) "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned." (Romans 5:12) Jesus said: "I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish." (Luke 13:5) "At the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men everywhere to repent." (Acts 17: 30) Believe that Jesus Christ died for you, was buried, and rose from the dead. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16) "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners. Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8) "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." (Romans 10:9) Confess that Jesus Christ is Load and give Him full control over your life - man is not able to attain righteousness of his own accord. Jesus calls this experience the "new birdmitth". He told Nicodemus: "...Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." (John 3:3) We invite you now to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. "But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His Name" (John 1:12)

Pray This Prayer

Dear Lord Jesus, I realize that I am a sinner and need forgiveness. I understand that my sin has separated me from you. I am sorry and I ask You to forgive me. I believe that You, Jesus Christ shed Your precious blood and died for my sins. I believe You are resurrected and alive today. I now repent of my sins and invite You Jesus in to become my Load and my Savior. I give You full control and ask that You would rule and reign in my heart so that Your perfect will would be accomplished in my life. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Congratulations!

If you prayed this prayer in all sincerity - you are now a child of God - Welcome to the family! A few things you need to do to follow up on your commitment. Get baptized (full immersion) in water as commanded by Christ Tell someone else about your new faith in Christ. Spend time with God each day through prayer and Bible reading Seek fellowship with other followers of Jesus Christ