Why Salvation in Jesus Christ?
Why Salvation in Jesus Christ?
All of us have sinned and need forgiveness if we are to have eternal life with God, the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. (Roman 3:23) Yet now God in his gracious kindness declares us not guilty. He did this through Christ Jesus, who freed us by taking away our sins. For God sent Jesus to take the punishment for our sins and to satisfy God's anger against us. We are made right with God when we believe that Jesus shed his blood, sacrificing his life for us. (Romans 3:24-25)
Salvation is a Special Gift
God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. (Romans 5:8) He loved the world so much that he gave his only son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
Salvation is a gift from God. It is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. God created us anew in Christ Jesus so that we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. (Ephesians 2:8-10)
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23) Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins and rose again (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). His resurrection overcame the power of death (Hebrews 2:14-15).
How to Receive Salvation
You can receive salvation by acknowledging your sin and believing in Christ Jesus. According to the scripture, follow these simple instructions.
Believe on the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, along with your entire household. (Acts 16:31)
Confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9)
For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. As the Scriptures tell us, "Anyone who believes in him will not be disappointed. (Romans 10:10-11)
Now that You Are Saved, Forgiven and Adopted into God's Family
Peter replied, each of you must turn from your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38)
For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free, and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. (1 Corinthians 12:13)
Study Your Bible The Bible is full of God's promises to you. Learn about His great plan for your life. All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It straightens us out and teaches us to do what is right. It is God's way of preparing us for every way, fully equipped for every good thing God wants us to do. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
For the word of God is full of living power. It is sharper than the sharpest knife, cutting deep into our innermost thoughts and desires. It exposes us for what we really are. Nothing in all creation can hide from him. Everything is naked and exposed before His eyes. This is the God to whom we must explain all that we have done. (Hebrews 4:12-13)
Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalms 119:105)
Pray Without Ceasing
Men always ought to pray and not lose heart. (Luke 18:1)
Keep alert and pray. Otherwise temptation will overpower you. For though the spirit is willing enough the body is weak. (Matthew 26:41)
Pray without ceasing. (1 Thessalonians 5:17)
Keep on asking, and you will be given what you ask for. Keep on looking, and you will find. Keep on knocking and the door will be opened. For everyone who asks, receives, Everyone who seeks, finds. And the door is opened to everyone who knocks. (Matthew 7:7-8)
And we can be confident that He will listen to us whenever we ask him for anything in line with his will. And if we know he is listening when we make our requests, we can be sure that he will give us what we ask for. (1 John 5:14-15)
Pray like this: Our Father in heaven may your name be honored. May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done here on earth, just as it is in heaven. Give us our food for today, and forgive us our sins, just as we have forgiven those who have sinned against us. And don't let us yield to temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. (Matthew 6:9-13)
Are any among you suffering? They should keep on praying about it. And those who have reason to be thankful should continually sing praises to the Lord. Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. And their prayer offered in faith will heal the sick and the Lord will make them well. And anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven. (James 5:13-15)
Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest pray of a righteous person has great power and wonderful results. (James 5: 16)
Go to Church
Join a local church so that you can be in fellowship with other believers.
Without wavering, let us hold tightly to the hope we say we have, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Think of ways to encourage one another to outbursts of love and good deeds. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage and warn each other, especially now that the day of his coming back again is drawing near. (Hebrews 10:23-25)
Live an Abundant Life
Jesus said, "I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. (John 10:10)
As we know Jesus better, his divine power gives us everything we need for living a Godly life. He has called us to receive his own glory and goodness. And by that same mighty power, he has given us all of his rich and wonderful promises. (2 Peter 1:3-4)
He died once to defeat sin, and now he lives for the glory of God. So you should consider yourselves dead to sin and able to live for the glory of God through Christ Jesus. (Romans 6:10-13)