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The Bible Way to Salvation


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Dear friend,

Do you know that its your sin that separates you from God? You were born with a sinful nature (Ps 58:3) and sin must be punished by God (2 Thes 1:8-9). So you ask what is sin? Sin literally means "missing the mark." None of us are perfect and because of our sin when we die we will be judged (Heb 9:27) and those that do not know Christ will spend eternity in God's prison house called Hell (Rev 20:15). You may be thinking that you already know this stuff about sin and God and Jesus and all and you have no need to repent. Well then let me ask you a few questions based on the commandments of God (Ex 20).

The Good Person Test (Adapted from Living Waters The Way of the Master)

Have you ever lied before?
Have you ever stolen something that was not yours?
Have you ever blaphemed God's name?
Have you ever looked after someone and sexually lusted?
Have you ever cheated?
Have you ever had a bad thought?
Have you ever disobeyed your parents?
Have you ever coveted something that was not yours?


If the answer to any of the questions above is a yes then you are guilty of breaking God's perfect law (Jam 2:10). But the good news is that Christ came to die for you (Jn 3:16-17, 1 Jn 2:2) and you can have eternal life. If you want to learn how to get saved continue reading..

1. Realize there is no one that is good

Romans 3:10
As it is written:"There is no one righteous, not even one;

The bible states that no one on earth is righteous or perfect. We all have faults, we all are in sin, and all need to repent. As you realized that you are a sinner and worthy of judgment because you cannot keep the 10 commandments perfectly.

 

2. See yourself as a sinner

Romans 3:23
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

No one is good enough to go to Heaven on their own merit or will. No matter how much good we do, we all fall short of Gods glory.

 

3. Notice God's price on sin

Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Ezekiel 18:4 (ESV)
Behold, all souls are mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is mine: the soul who sins shall die.

There is punishment for wrong. The penalty for all our sins is eternal death and separation from God in a place that the bible calls Hell.


4. Believe that Christ died for you and that He arose again from the dead

Romans 5:8
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

God's great love for us was shown when he sent his Son Jesus Christ to die on the cross to pay our sin debt as it says in the following verse.

2 Corinthians 5:21 (NIV)
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

 

5. Take God at his Word

Romans 10:13 for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."

Romans 10:9-11
That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. [10] For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. [11] As the Scripture says, "Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame."

I'd like to help you receive salvation by giving you a prayer to say. God will hear you if you pray sincerely. Also remember that you are saved by grace and not by works of righteousness (Eph 2:8-9).

 

Dear Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. Please come into my heart and save
my soul from Hell. I'm trusting You, and You alone, to take me to Heaven
when I die. Thank you for saving me, Jesus. In your matchless name Amen.

If you got saved then this is great news! Remember that if you are born again this will be very evident in your life by the way you live (2 Cor 5:17, Eph 4:22-24). I'd like to help you by pointing you to a good church in your area so you can get discipleship so please do email me so we can talk. In the meantime I strongly recommend you get a copy of the word of God and purchase the book Desiring God by John Piper.



Other Resources
The Doctrine of Biblical Repentance
The Ten Commandments