The Gospel

Salvation is not something you can do for yourself.  Salvation is something only God can do.  You must confess your sins, repent, ask Christ to forgive you of your sins and by confess that Jesus Christ is your Savior and Lord.  Acts 16:31 says, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”

So let’s examine this:

In sin you have no chance for salvation.  Romans 1:24-25 says, “Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them.  For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever.  Amen.

Because of sin I am bound for physical death in the grave and an eternal death in hell.  Romans 2:5 says, “But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God.”

What about me?  I’m a good person.  I try to live the best I can.  Romans 3:10-12 says, “as it is written, there is none righteous, not even one; there is none who understands, there is none who seeks for God; all have turned aside, together they have become useless; there is none who does good, there is not even one.”

Sin is not just your problem, it is a universal problem.  Romans 3:23 says, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”  The best that you can be is not enough for you to be saved.

We must trust Jesus Christ to be saved.  That takes faith.  Romans 4:16 says, “For this reason it is by faith, in order that it may be in accordance with grace, so that the promise will be guaranteed to all the descendants, not only to those who are of the Law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all.”

What hope do I have then to be saved?  Romans 5:6-10 says, “For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.  For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die.  But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ dies for us.  Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.  For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.”  Only in Jesus Christ can we find salvation.

Sin leads us to death, both physical and eternal.  But, God offers us salvation and eternal life in Christ Jesus.  Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

To be saved you must confess your sin.  To repent of your sin means that you “turn away from your sin and turn toward God”.  As you ask Jesus to forgive you He will.  Romans 10:13 says, “for whoever will call on the Name of the Lord will be saved.”  Salvation is a one-time, life-changing event.  You simply cannot be saved and then later lose your salvation.  God’s Word in Romans 10:9-10 says, “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; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.”

Jesus can save you from your sin.  Why don’t you pray right now asking Him to be your Savior and Lord.  As your Savior He saves your from sin.  As your Lord He will direct your life from this moment on and give you wisdom, discretion and insight into His Word to know how to live for Him.

Now that you have confessed your sin, repented of them, confessed Jesus as your Savior and Lord, and asked Him to forgive you, with assurance you can know you are saved.  Romans 10:11 says, “For the Scriptures says, whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed.”  Here are some things you should do to confirm your salvation.

  • Call someone to let them know of your salvation.
  • Immediately begin a daily study of God’s Word.
  • Immediately begin a daily prayer time.
  • Find a Bible believing church which you can join and be baptized.
  • Let us know through this website so we can pray for and encourage you in Christ.

Please ask if you have any questions.  We will be more than glad to help you in your walk with Christ.

Bro. Ed

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