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How can I be saved?





Question: "How can I be saved?"


Answer: This simple, yet profound, question is the most important question that can be asked. "How can I be saved?" deals with where we will spend eternity after our lives in this world are over. There is no more important issue than our eternal destiny. Thankfully, the Bible is abundantly clear on how a person can be saved. The Philippian jailer asked Paul and Silas, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” (Acts 16:30). Paul and Silas responded, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved” (Acts 16:31).

How can I be saved? Why do I need to be saved?

We are all infected with sin (Romans 3:23). We are born with sin (Psalm 51:5), and we all personally choose to sin (Ecclesiastes 7:20; 1 John 1:8). Sin is what makes us unsaved. Sin is what separates us from God. Sin is what has us on the path to eternal destruction.

How can I be saved? Saved from what?

Because of our sin, we all deserve death (Romans 6:23). While the physical consequence of sin is physical death, that is not the only kind of death that results from sin. All sin is ultimately committed against an eternal and infinite God (Psalm 51:4). Because of that, the just penalty for our sin is also eternal and infinite. What we need to be saved from is eternal destruction (Matthew 25:46; Revelation 20:15).

How can I be saved? How did God provide salvation?

Because the just penalty for sin is infinite and eternal, only God could pay the penalty, because only He is infinite and eternal. But God, in His divine nature, could not die. So God became a human being in the person of Jesus Christ. God took on human flesh, lived among us, and taught us. When the people rejected Him and His message, and sought to kill Him, He willingly sacrificed Himself for us, allowing Himself to be crucified (John 10:15). Because Jesus Christ was human, He could die; and because Jesus Christ was God, His death had an eternal and infinite value. Jesus’ death on the cross was the perfect and complete payment for our sin (1 John 2:2). He took the consequences we deserved. Jesus’ resurrection from the dead demonstrated that His death was indeed the perfectly sufficient sacrifice for sin.

How can I be saved? What do I need to do?

“Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved” (Acts 16:31). God has already done all of the work. All you must do is receive, in faith, the salvation God offers (Ephesians 2:8-9). Fully trust in Jesus alone as the payment for your sins. Believe in Him, and you will not perish (John 3:16). God is offering you salvation as a gift. All you have to do is accept it. Jesus is the way of salvation (John 14:6).


The one minute salvation message by Reinhard Bonnke



How to receive salvation through Jesus Christ

Pastor J. D. Farag explains 'the Romans road' to salvation through Jesus Christ, from his video "J. D. Farag Mid-East Prophecy Update 03/13/16."

CORRECTLY SHARING THE GOSPEL

The Gospel that the Apostle Paul preached can be found in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4.



1 Now I make known to you, brethren, the Gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand,


2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain.


3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,


4 and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.



The supernatural element of the Gospel is the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Anyone can die, but only God can raise them from the dead. We must be sure that whenever we present the good news of Jesus Christ, that we include both Christ’s death and resurrection, which is essential for salvation