How can Jesus Christ become your Savior? How do we receive salvation?
TRUST IN CHRIST
If you want to enter into a right relationship with God and have eternal life in heaven you must receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Jesus said in John 14:6 “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me..” In order to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, you must repent of your sins and put your trust in Jesus Christ alone as the only hope of eternal life.
The Bible teaches us that all people must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus: “testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance toward God and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Acts 20:21b). When we repent of our sins, God forgives us and wipes our slate clean. “Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19a). Repentance is more than just asking God for forgiveness, it is also changing our attitude toward sin. We must now live in a way that is pleasing to God.
“Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.” (Romans 10:9-10). When you put your trust in Jesus Christ, it means that you believe that He is the Son of God, who died for you on the cross and rose from the dead. It is a transfer of trust from your own good works or religion to Christ as the only way of salvation. “For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:13).
What are the results of salvation?
GOD IS GLORIFIED
Salvation is all of grace. God’s grace. He looked down through the corridors of time and saw you and chose YOU! Rejoice, and give Him the glory.
GOD’S PROMISE: ETERNAL LIFE
Jesus said in John 5:24 “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.” What an awesome promise for those that put their faith in Christ alone! Jesus tells us that the believer: 1) will have eternal life, 2) will not come into God’s judgment (not be condemned), and 3) has passed out of death into life – no longer being separated from God but living with Him forever in heaven.
How do you receive God’s salvation?
1. Admit that you are a sinner, confess that you have sinned against God and ask Him for forgiveness.
2. Believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God who died for you on the cross, rose from the dead, and is Lord.
3. Call upon Jesus Christ to be your Lord and Savior enabling you to turn from sin and to live for Him.
Think on these things. Open up a Bible and seek God. He has promised in His Word that if you seek Him… you WILL find Him. If you have any questions at all please leave a comment below and I will answer as soon as possible!
*** Taken from Discipleman ***