Dr. Willis Newman, Esmeralda Newman, bible-teaching-about.com
The Bible gives us the message (gospel) of how to be saved. By this we mean how to gain forgiveness for our sin and how to gain eternal life. Summarized below are the steps for salvation as presented in the Bible. I invite you to receive Christ as Savior.
1. Agree in your heart with God that you are a sinner in need of His salvation, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
2. Know in your heart that there is a penalty to your sin, “for the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23a).
3. Believe in your heart that Christ died on the cross and rose from the dead to pay the penalty for your sins and to give you eternal life, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).
“Being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus” (Romans 3:24).
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
“But the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).
4. By faith pray to God. Tell Him you believe the above in your heart and ask Him to save you through Jesus Christ. Remember that God is more concerned with the attitude of your heart rather than your exact words.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one would boast” (Ephesians 2:8, 9).
“If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses resulting in salvation” (Romans 10:9, 10).
“Behold, I (Jesus) stand at the door (of your heart) and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with Me” (Revelation 3:20).
“But as many as received Him (Jesus), to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God” (John 1:12, 13).
The following is a suggested prayer:
Heavenly Father, I admit to you that I am a sinner in need of your salvation. I believe that Christ died on the cross and rose from the dead to pay for my sins and go give me eternal life. I believe that only through Christ can I be saved. I ask for and accept by faith your free gift of salvation. Please come into my heart and be my Savior and Lord. Thank you for doing so. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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