What must I do to be saved?

By
pastorjossund
02/12/2021

What must I do to be saved?

We believe the Bible is the only road map to Heaven.

Let’s look at what the Bible says about Salvation.

  • We receive the gift of salvation by grace through faith!

There are no works that can get you to heaven.  Baptism is important, but it is not connected to salvation.  Church membership is a crucial part of Christian growth, but it is not part of how you get saved.  Charity is the overflow of a Christ-centered life, but it is not a means to salvation.  Even cleaning up your life, for all the good that it does, it will not get anyone into Heaven.  If someone (even a church) adds any works to the Gospel, they are preaching another gospel.  Salvation is putting your faith in Christ alone.   Ephesians 2:8-9  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

  • Faith is accepting (believing) the Scriptures and is counted as righteousness in God’s Kingdom. 

The journey of faith begins with accepting what God says about our sin, turning from our sin, and embracing Christ as the only remedy.  Romans 4:3  For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.

  • What does God say about me?  I am a sinner and under condemnation.

            Rom 3:23  For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

  • What Does the Bible say about Christ?  It was while still in my sin, God showed His love to me through the death of Christ.

            Rom 5:8  But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

  • What is Salvation?  Christ died in our place.  We were guilty, He was punished.  The sentence has been served, but not by the condemned. God’s justice has been satisfied by Christ's death on the cross.  But forgiveness is not automatically yours.  You must request the pardon for yourself.    

Romans 10:6-10  But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, ...  The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 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.

Rom 6:23  For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

My Friend, Christ is waiting to forgive your sin and to bring you into God’s family.  Accepting the Scriptures is much like a traveler at an airport. He can profess all day long that the airplane can take him to his destination, but until he is in the airplane and it is speeding down the runway he has yet to put his faith in it.  It is often fear or our love of sin that will keep us in the terminal of indecision.  We must repent or turn from our sin, and enter salvation trusting the Pilot to bring us to His Divine Destination.  Christ has promised to “prepare a place” for each one who comes to Him, and He said all “...that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” John 6:37

My friend, staying where you are is a destination in and of itself.  John 3:36 says, “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”  Don’t stay where you are, in your sin, under condemnation.  Trust Christ and enter into eternal life.

You can begin this journey of faith today by trusting Christ alone as the only way to Heaven.  He waits to forgive your sins and to bring you into His family!

We would love to help you in any way we can! Please call us at (920)207-6019 if we can assist you with your walk with God.

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