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The Gospel

How to know you are saved!

People still cry out, WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED?  The Bible provides a clear answer. Here are the simple steps from God’s Word, the Bible, that all must take to be saved:
 

ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR SIN

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
 
First, see yourself for what you are…a sinner.  Sin is tragic and vile…it blights, degrades, destroys.  It has dire consequences: For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23

REPENT OF YOUR SIN

Therefore repent and return (to God), so that your sins may be wiped away …. Acts 3:19a
 
The second thing one must do is repent.  Repentance is not making a resolution to do better.  It is not just conviction of sin, for a person may be convinced that he is wrong and still not repent.  D. L. Moody liked to describe repentance this way: “Man is born with his back toward God.  When he truly repents, he turns right around and faces God.  Repentance is a change of mind, a change of heart, and it results in a change of action.
 
As the Bible says, “Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the LORD, and He will have compassion on him, and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.” Isaiah 55:7.  You must change your mind about sin and want God to end its mastery over you.  After all, sin is so bad it took Christ’s death to make forgiveness possible for us.

BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16
 
One must believe that Jesus is God, and in His completed work accomplished on the cross. You must believe that Christ substituted Himself for you, that He died for your sins (though He never sinned), and that He was resurrected from death. “For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit;” 1 Peter 3:18  As Paul told the Philippian jailer, …“Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved …”  Acts 16:31

MAKE YOUR DECISION

that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;   Romans 10:9
 
You must believe in what Christ did for you, and receive Him personally into your life by faith if you are to be saved from the power of sin and its consequences. “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name,”  John 1:12
 

MY DECISION

“Being convinced that I was a lost sinner, I now believe that Christ died for me so that The Heavenly Father could forgive my sins. I have now received the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Savior.”

If it is the desire of your heart to accept the Gift Christ offers, will you pray to God something like this?
       “God, I’m convinced I am a sinner, and that Christ alone can save me. I willingly repent of my sinful life and believe Jesus Christ died for me. I want to receive Him as my personal Savior.
 
If you have just now received Christ as your Savior, please let us know by emailing us.  We want to help you get started in this new relationship with God.