ABCs of Salvation
A - Admit that you are a sinner.
A relationship with Jesus Christ begins with your admission that you need God. You must admit you need God to do three things:
- You need God to forgive you of your sins, those attitudes or actions that don't meet God's standards.
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins
and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1:8-9
- You need God to give you eternal life.
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
- You need God to show you His purpose for your life.
The thief [Satan] does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.
I [Jesus] have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
B - Believe that Jesus died for your sins and rose from the dead.
The penalty for your sin is death. God loves you so much that He provides a way for you to escape that penalty.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Jesus can and will save anyone from an eternity without God. He died and rose again for your justification, to right your relationship with God.
He [Jesus] was delivered over to death for our sins
and was raised to life for our justification.
Belief in the death and resurrection of Jesus for your sins is essential for salvation, but it is not enough.
You believe that there is one God. You do well.
Even the demons believe and tremble.
C - Confess that Jesus is the Lord of Your Life!
Confessing Jesus as Lord means to commit total control of your life to Christ. You give Him the ownership of your life. He becomes your new boss.
If you confess Jesus as Lord of your life, the Bible says you will be saved.
If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus
and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead,
you will be saved.
The following prayer is one you can use to confess Jesus as Lord and ask Him to save you:
Dear God, I admit I am a sinner in need of you. Please forgive me of my sins and give me abundant life here on earth and eternal life with you in heaven. I believe Jesus died and rose again for my sins. I confess Jesus as Lord and Savior of my life. Thank you for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.
If you prayed the above prayer, we would love to hear from you, answer any questions you may have and help you begin your new life with your Savior, Jesus Christ. You can call us at (205) 681-2254 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.