"NOW is the day of salvation". That's what the Bible tells us in 2 Corinthians 6:2. You are reading this today by no accident, and today you can trust in Jesus to be your Savior.
What exactly does that mean? Trusting in Jesus as Your Savior means you will have an eternal relationship with the God that created you and all things. That one day you will step into Heaven as His special child.
Below are what is known as the ABC's of salvation. Just a simple way to understand how you can ask Jesus into your heart today!
A is for Admit
Admit to God that you are a sinner. All persons need salvation. Each of us has a problem the Bible calls sin. Sin is a refusal to acknowledge God’s authority over our lives. Everyone who does not live a life of perfect obedience to the Lord is guilty of sin. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Rom. 3:23). Since none of us is perfect, all of us are sinners (Rom. 3:10- 18).
The result of sin is spiritual death (Rom. 6:23). Spiritual death means eternal separation from God. By God’s perfect standard we are guilty of sin and therefore subject to the punishment for sin, which is separation from God. Admitting that you are a sinner and separated from God is the first step of repentance, which is turning from sin and self and turning toward God.
B is for Believe
Believe in Jesus Christ as God’s Son and receive Jesus’ gift of forgiveness from sin. God loves each of us. God offers us salvation. Although we have done nothing to deserve His love and salvation, God wants to save us. In the death of Jesus on the cross, God provided salvation for all who would repent of their sins and believe in Jesus. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
C is for Confess
Confess your faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
To confess your faith in Jesus, simply talk to Him. We call this Prayer. Just let him know what you now believe. That you are a sinner, that Jesus is the only one who can take away and pay for my sin, and that you are asking Jesus today to be YOUR Savior.
After you have received Jesus Christ into your life, share your decision with another person. Tell your pastor or a Christian friend about your decision. Following Christ’s example, ask for baptism by immersion in your local church as a public expression of your faith. “If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved” (Rom. 10:9-10).
If you have accepted Jesus today, as Your Savior, I would love to hear from you and to pray for you. Would you let me know? Just click on 'Contact', and tell me what you have done today. And welcome to the Family of God!