The Bible provides a clear answer. Here are the logical steps from God's Word, the Holy Bible
, that all must take to be saved.
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; (Romans 3:23)
First, see yourself for what you are ... a sinner. Sin is tragic, vile ... it blights, degrades, destroys. It has dire consequences: "The soul that sinneth, it shall die" (Ezekiel 18:20). "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord " (Romans 6:23).
You must also repent. Repentance is not making a resolution to do better. It is not just conviction of sin, for a person may be convicted that he is wrong and still not repent. D. L. Moody liked to describe repentance this way: "Man is born with his back toward God. When he truly repents, he turns right around and faces God. Repentance is a change of mind, a change of heart, and it results in a change of action."
As the Bible says, "Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD ... for He will abundantly pardon" (Isaiah 55:7). You must change your mind about sin and want God to end its mastery over you. After all, sin is so bad it took Christ's death to make forgiveness possible for you.
Believe in the completed work Christ accomplished on the cross. You must believe that Christ substituted Himself for you, that He died for your sins (though He never sinned), and that He was resurrected from death. "The chastisement of our peace was upon Him;" . Our sins nailed Him to the cross, and "with his stripes we are healed." (Isaiah 53:5). "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved." (Acts 16:31)
You must believe in Christ and receive Him
personally into your life by faith if you are to be saved from the power of
sin and its consequences. "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: "
Will you pray to God something like this?
"God, I'm convinced I am a sinner, and that Christ alone can save me. I willingly repent of my sinful life and believe Jesus Christ died for me. I want to receive Him as my personal Savior."
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