How Can I Be Saved?
This is the most vital and crucial question that each one of us must face, for if a person is not saved, then he is lost, condemned to eternal punishment.
The way of salvation is given in God's Word. It is quite clear what one must do to be saved. Briefly stated, there are four steps to SALVATION. This is not a chronological sequence but a theological one.
1. Admit our Sins. This is the first step one must take if salvation is to be real. A person who will not admit his own sins cannot be saved. Pride and concealment shut out the way of salvation. We must be humble and acknowledge our sins. "For ALL have sinned and come short of the glory of God." "There is none righteous, no, not one" (Romans 3:23, 10). I am no exception. I must acknowledge that I am a sinner and, without Christ, I will die and end up in Hell.
2. Acknowledge Christ as the only Saviour. God has appointed a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, "for Him hath God the Father sealed" (John 6:27). "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved" (Acts 4:12). "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus: who gave Himself a ransom for all ..." (1 Timothy 2:5,6).
John 3:17-18, "For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God."
JESUS IS THE ONLY WORTHY SAVIOUR.
3. Repent and believe in Jesus as your personal Lord and Saviour. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord" (Acts 3:19). "But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name" (John 1:12). "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on Him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life" (John 5:24).
"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house" (Acts 16:31).
We must have faith in Jesus and none else for our salvation.
4. Confess the Lord Jesus i.e. tell others about Christ. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation" (Romans 10:9,10).
"Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven" (Matthew 10:32,33).
Let us not be ashamed to confess Him publicly. The best way to tell others that Christ is our only Lord and Saviour is to obey Him in water baptism.
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