Salvation is the most important decision humans can make. For it decides their eternal destiny- either to eternal life or death. Jesus said, “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:26). The Bible teaches that to be saved a person needs to follow the following simple steps:
1-Accept God’s love:
“In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins” (1 John 4:9, 10).
2-Confess and repent of your sins:
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).
3-Receive salvation by faith:
Believe that: Christ died for you. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). Believe that He forgives you. For “He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy” (Proverbs 28:13). And finally, believe that Christ saves you from eternal death. “he who believes in Me has everlasting life” (John 6:47).
4-Obey God’s commandments through His enabling power:
5-Abide in God through daily study of scriptures, prayer and witnessing:
“Search the scriptures” (John 5:39), “Pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17) and “go and make disciples” (Matthew 28:19).
6- Join God’s true church:
The Bible gives the description of God’s true church: “Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus” (Revelation 14:12). Therefore, God’s true Church will keep all of God’s commandments (Exodus 20:8-11) and have the faith of Jesus (Acts 16:31).
“He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned” (Mark 16:16).
In His service,