Salvation

 

 

1. What must I do to be saved?

 

 

You must believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. In other words, you must believe that He is the Son of God, and that He died on the cross for our sins, was buried and the third day rose from the dead and appeared to those whom He had chosen before so that they might be witnesses to Him, with whom He ate and drunk (Acts 16:31; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11).

Why must you believe these things? Because this is what God wants men to do in order to be saved, this is the way of salvation; any other way of salvation which is preached is a false way of salvation.

Therefore, know this, that you can be saved only by faith in the name of Jesus Christ because on the cross He made atonement for our sins through His blood. Jesus Himself, on the night He was betrayed and arrested, when He gave the cup to His disciples, said to them: “This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins” (Matthew 26:28 – NKJV); and the apostle Paul confirms it, saying to the Ephesians: “In Him we have redemption through His blood” (Ephesians 1:7 – NKJV). Salvation, therefore, is a free gift, as it is written: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8). It is not obtained by works, so you cannot deserve it nor gain it through good works, “so that no one can boast” (Ephesians 2:9 – NIV) before God.

If salvation could be deserved or gained by man through his efforts and sacrifices, Christ would have died in vain; thus, He would have shed His blood in vain, and His sacrifice would have been an useless act, really an useless act.

Therefore, if you want to be saved from your sins and from the wrath of God to come, repent of your sins immediately and accept by faith the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Immediately you will be delivered from the bondage of sin, and you will taste the freedom which is in Christ Jesus. In addition to this, you will be reconciled to God, and thus the wrath of God will be no longer upon you, and when you die you will not go to hell but to heaven. Now, right now, repent and believe in Jesus Christ.

 

 

 

 

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