How to be Saved
In fact, it is so simple, it is hard to believe. It is so simple people are deceived in thinking it cannot be that simple. But it is. The apostle Paul warns, in 2 Corinthians 11:3 of Satan deceiving you by the simplicity in Jesus Christ.
"But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ." 2 Corinthians 11:3
You know what? You can be saved right now. You can be saved right where you are. This very minute. You can have that home in heaven waiting for you.
1. Realize you are a sinner.
"As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:" Romans 3:10
"... for there is no difference. For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" Romans 3:23
2. Realize you will face judgement because of your sins.
"And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgement:" Hebrews 9:27
"So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God." Romans 14:12
12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:12-15
3. Realize you cannot save yourself.
"But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; ..." Isaiah 64:6
"Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, ..." Titus 3:5
4. Realize that Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay for your sins.
"Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, ..." 1 Peter 2:24
"... Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood," Revelation 1:5
5. Simply receive Jesus Christ by faith as your personal Savior
"But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:" John 1:12
"...Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house." Acts 16:30,31
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16
Salvation is trusting and receiving Jesus Christ as your Savior. It is trusting in the fact that Jesus Christ died on the cross of Calvary to pay for your sins! It's realizing there is absolutely nothing whatsoever you can do to save yourself and completely trusting in Jesus Christ to save you! It is not any church that saves. It is not baptism, not good works, not sacraments, not repenting, not praying through, not enduring to the end, not living a good life it is not anything you can do.
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9
Now is that plain? Not of yourself. Not of works.
Pray this prayer, and mean it with all your heart.
Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and unless you save me I am lost forever. I thank you for dying for me at Calvary and paying for my sins. I come to you now, Lord, just as You said in Your Word, the best way I know how, and ask you to save me. I now receive you as my Savior. In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.
If you just prayed that prayer according to the Word of God you are saved.
You say, but I do not feel any different. Guess what? Your salvation does not depend on your feeling. It ALL depends on doing what God said.
God said if you receive and trust in Jesus Christ you are saved. Notice it does NOT say you "might" or "could" be saved but "shall be saved". You are saved.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:13
Did you just believe on the Lord Jesus Christ? Look at what John 3:36 say. It says you have everlasting life. Not "maybe" or "hope so" but you are saved.
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. John 3:36
Friend, if you prayed the prayer and received Jesus Christ you are saved. You did what God said and God cannot lie.
In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; Titus 1:2