Salvation Plain & Simple
1. A GREAT POSSIBILITY
It is possible through Jesus Christ to have assurance that when you die you are going to heaven and to have a full and meaningful life right now.
2. A GREAT PROBLEM
Every member of the human race is born with a sin nature "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God" . Romans 3:23. Mankind is universally lost. Sin separates mankind from a righteous God, not only now but eternally in hell. "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" Romans 6:23.
3. A GREAT PROVISION -- The one true God has revealed Himself to the world through Jesus Christ. God has provided through Jesus Christ the only way of Salvation. God loves mankind so much that He gave His life to pay the penalty for sin. "For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commended His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:6-8.
4. A GREAT PRIVILEGE -- God gives us the privilege of being saved from our sins. You must repent of your sins (" Unless you repent you will all likewise perish" Luke 13:3) and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ ("Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved: Acts 16:31).
Faith and repentance are different sides of the same coin. When you turn in faith to Christ, you turn from sin. To experience this forgiveness the Bible declares we must REPENT of our sins; be sorry and be willing to turn our life over to God.
5. A GREAT PRAYER -- It is possible for you to be saved right now. The Bible says, "That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and will believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation' Romans 10:9-10.
You can express the faith that is in your heart by praying a sincere prayer like this:
"Thank You, God, for loving me, a sinner, and for sending Your Son to pay the penalty of my sin. Right now I put my trust in His death and resurrection for my salvation and receive the eternal life that You offer me through Him. Thank You for hearing this prayer, cleansing all my sin through Christ's blood, and accepting me now as Your Child. Teach me and direct me through Your Word and Your Spirit to discover Your purpose and will for my life, Amen"
6. A GREAT PROMISE -- You can be sure you are saved. Salvation is a matter of faith, not feeling. God's word is our assurance. The Bible says "For whosoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" Romans 10:13
You can count on God to keep his promises.
God wants you to be sure you are saved. The Bible says " And this is the testimony; that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God" John 5:11-13
You may be wondering, "What do I do now?"
The Bible is very clear that there are steps you need to take after your salvation experience.
Step 1: Eternal Life is entirely in receiving Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior. (1 John 5:11-13)
Step 2: Baptism follows salvation. Only God's children qualify for baptism. (Matthew 3:13-17)
Step 3: Christians mature by feeding on God's Word, serving Him, and establishing Christian fellowships. (1 Peter 2:2)
If you have made this important decision please let us know by contacting us through email or by calling our church office at (904) 757-3000. God bless you!