|It's so simple to get saved, people are
deceived in thinking it can't 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
How to be Saved?
- Realize you are a sinner.
"As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:"
- Realize you will face JUDGEMENT because of your sins.
"... for there is no difference. For all have sinned, and come short
of the glory of God;" Romans 3:23
"And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this THE
JUDGEMENT:" Hebrews 9:27
- Realize you CAN NOT save yourself.
"So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God."
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
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into
the lake of fire. Revelation 20:12-15
"But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are
as filthy rags; ..." Isaiah 64:6
- Realize that on the cross Jesus Christ took upon
Himself your sins .
"Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to
his mercy he saved us, ..." Titus 3:5
"Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree,
..." 1 Peter 2:24
- Simply receive Jesus Christ by faith as your personal
"... Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own
blood," Revelation 1:5
"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."
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that
whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting
life." John 3:16
Salvation is trusting and receiving Jesus Christ as your Savior. It's
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's not any church that saves. It's not any baptism, not good works,
not sacraments, not repenting, not praying through, not living a good life
— IT'S 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 isn't that plain? NOT OF YOURSELVES. . . NOT OF WORKS. . .
HOW TO BE SAVED?
Pray this prayer, or make a similar prayer with your own words and pray
it from your heart.
Dear Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and without you I am helplessly lost.
I thank you for dying on the cross to take away my sins, and to set me free
from death. I trust my life to you as my Lord and Savior. Amen.
If you just prayed that prayer — according to
the Word of God — YOU ARE SAVED! HALLELUJAH!
You say, but I don't 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
Didn't you just believe on the Lord Jesus Christ? Look at what John 3:36
says! It says you HATH EVERLASTING LIFE! Not "maybe" or "hope
so" — BUT HATH — 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
What to do next?
1. Start reading the Bible. Read the gospel of John. Then read the
New Testament. Then start in Genesis and read the whole Bible. And when
you finish the whole Bible – start over again. Read your Bible everyday.
Three chapters a day (about 10 minutes) will read it through in a year.
As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye
may grow thereby: 1 Peter 2:2
2. Start a prayer life. You say, I don't know how to pray. Just
talk to God like you do anybody else. There's no use to get pious and pomp
before the Lord, He knows all about you anyway. Get a notebook and start a
prayer list. Put down your friends and loved ones that need to be saved.
Pray for the political and spiritual leaders of the nation. If you have needs, health, financial,
marriage problems — ask God to help you. Pray about EVERYTHING. Open the
door of the day (morning) with prayer and lock the night with prayer. You
can not pray too much. In your day by day activities – pray. At work –
pray. Driving in the car – pray. Wherever and whenever – pray. Decide
that prayer is going to be your life-long friend.
And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not
live by bread alone, but by every word of God. Luke 4:4
Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud:
and he shall hear my voice. Psalm 55:17
3. Tell somebody about Jesus. Go tell someone when you get through
reading this that you just got saved. Tell your family. Tell your friends.
Tell the world! Try to find someone everyday you can tell about Jesus.
7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and
it shall be opened unto you: 8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and
he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach
and preach Jesus Christ. Acts 5:42
4. Fellowship with other Christians. Find a local Bible-Believing
Christian church in your area.
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of
some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the
day approaching. Hebrews 10:25