How does someone become saved?

by Matt Slick

Jesus is the most important figure in all of human history.  He is God in flesh (John 1:1, 14; Col. 2:9), physically risen from the dead, Lord (Luke 24:34; John 2:19-21) and Savior (Acts 5:30-32).  He came to die for sinners (Rom. 5:8), to remove the separation between God and sinners, and to remove the wrath of God upon us.

I ask you, are you a sinner?  Have you ever lied, stolen, lusted, coveted, or been angry with someone unjustly?  Have you ever offended God in any way?  If so, then you have sinned.  Your sin is against God because you have broken His law.  Also, because He is infinite, your offense to Him is infinite.  You are not capable of appeasing an infinite God because you are a sinner.  Nothing you can do will undo the damage caused by your sins.

The Bible says that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Rom. 3:23).  That means that your sins have caused a separation between you and God (Isaiah 59:2), and the result is death (Rom. 6:23) and wrath (Eph. 2:3).  The only way out is to be saved by faith in Christ (Eph. 2:8-9; Rom. 5:1).  You must trust in what Jesus did on the cross to forgive you of your sins and not trust anything else--not even your own sincerity or works.

Jesus is the one who died for the sins of the world (1 John 2:2).  He is the only way to the God the Father (John 14:6).  He alone reveals God (Matt. 11:27).  He has all authority in heaven and earth (Matt. 28:18).  It is only through Him that you can be saved from God's wrath (Eph. 2:3).  He can forgive you of your sin (Luke 5:20; Matt. 9:2).  He can remove the guilt that is upon your soul.  Jesus can set you free from the bondage of sin that blinds your eyes, weakens your soul, and brings you to despair. He can do this because He bore sin in His body on the cross (1 Peter. 2:24) that those who trust in Him would be saved.

Jesus is the One you need.

If you are not a Christian and want to be delivered from the consequence of your sin, which is damnation, then come to the One who loves you.  Come to the One who died for sinners (Matt. 11:28). Turn from your sins.  Believe in Jesus.  Receive Jesus, who is God in flesh, who died and rose from the dead (1 Cor. 15:1-4) as your Lord and Savior (John 1:12).  Ask Jesus to forgive you, to come into your heart, and to wash you clean from your sins.  Pray to Jesus.  Seek Him.  Ask Him to save you.

He will.

I would like to note that the Jesus of Mormonism (the brother of the devil), the Jesus of the Jehovah's Witnesses (an angel made into a man), the Jesus of the New Age (a man in tune with the divine consciousness), etc., cannot save you from your sins.  Faith is only as good as the person in whom you put it.  Only the Jesus of the Bible can save.  Jesus is God in flesh, the creator.  God is a Trinity, and Jesus is the second person of the Trinity.

 

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