Article - Salvation: 5 “Step” Plan
To sin is to break God’s law (1 John 3:4). All have sinned, including you (Romans 3:23). You did not inherit sin from your parents; instead you made the choice to sin (James 1:14-15). The first time you chose to sin, you became dead spiritually (Romans 6:23). Your sins have separated you from your God so that He will not hear your prayers (Isaiah 59:1-2; John 9:31). You have no strength to save yourself by your own efforts alone. According to God’s word, you are an ungodly sinner and an enemy of God, destined to an eternal hell (Romans 5:6-10; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9). There is, however, good news! Jesus came into the world to save sinners, including you (1 Timothy 1:15). Jesus is your only way back to God (John 14:6). When Jesus died on the cross, He paid off your sin-debt so that He might bring you back to God (1 Peter 3:18). He has washed away your sins in His own blood (Revelation 1:5). But the only way Jesus can become the author of your eternal salvation is for you to trust and obey Him (Hebrews 5:9). You ask, “What must I do to be saved?” (Acts 16:30). There are five “steps”/actions: 1) Hear the gospel (meaning “good news,” Romans 10:17); 2) Believe in Jesus as the Son of God (John 3:16); 3) Repent of your sins (meaning “change your mind/heart” away from sin and toward obeying God’s law, Acts 17:30-31; 26:20); 4) Confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus (meaning “Master, Savior,” Romans 10:9-10); and 5) Be baptized into Christ in order to wash away your sins (meaning “be buried with Christ” in water, in order to come in contact with the cleansing blood of Jesus, Acts 2:38; 8:35-39; 22:16; Romans 6:3-4; Galatians 3:26-27). Today is your day of salvation from sin, death and hell (2 Corinthians 6:2). Obey today! Contact us so we can baptize you into Christ immediately (Acts 16:33)!
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