How to Be Saved

It is a tragic mistake to put your trust into salvation in anything else but Jesus.  Many
have put their trust in earning their way into salvation by being “righteous,” being a
member of a church, or their good deeds.  Jesus said that many in that day will say,
“… have we not done many wonderful works?” and Jesus will say, “I never knew
you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.” Mat 7:23.  They will be cast into the lake
of fire, because He (Jesus)  “never knew them.”  Jesus also said, “
I am the way, the
truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
” Jn. 14:6.  When you
became saved, He knows you personally.  Rm. 10:9 says, “Confess with thy Mouth,
Lord That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and shalt believe in
thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”  Notice it
says, “… and shalt believe in thine heart …”  It is in the relationship with the Lord that
He knows us.

So how do you become saved?  The best answer is illustrated in what is known as,
“The Romans Road to salvation.”  This is a way of explaining the good news of
salvation using verses from the Book of Romans. It is a simple yet powerful method
of explaining why we need salvation, how God provided salvation, how we can
receive salvation, and what are the results of salvation.

Romans 3:23 says, "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." We
have all sinned. We have all done things that are displeasing to God. There is no one
who is innocent.  

Romans 3:10-18 gives a detailed picture of what sin looks like in our lives.

Romans 6:23 teaches us about the consequences of sin - "For the wages of sin is
death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." The
punishment that we have earned for our sins is death. Not just physical death, but
eternal death!

Romans 5:8 declares, "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while
we were still sinners, Christ died for us."  Jesus Christ died for us! Jesus' death paid
for the price of our sins. Jesus' resurrection proves that God accepted Jesus' death
as the payment for our sins.

Romans 10:9 states, "that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe
in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." Because of
Jesus' death on our behalf, all we have to do is believe in Him, trusting His death as
the payment for our sins - and we will be saved!

Romans 10:13 says it again, "for everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be
saved." Jesus died to pay the penalty for our sins and rescue us from eternal death.
Salvation, the forgiveness of sins, is available to anyone who will trust in Jesus
Christ as their Lord and Savior.

The final aspect of the Romans Road to salvation is the results of salvation is in
Romans 5:1, "Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace
with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." Through Jesus Christ we can have a
relationship of peace with God.

Romans 8:1 teaches us, "Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who
are in Christ Jesus." Because of Jesus' death on our behalf, we will never be
condemned for our sins.

Finally, we have this precious promise of God from Romans 8:38-39, "For I am
convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present
nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all
creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our
Lord."

Would you like to follow the Romans Road to salvation? If so, here is a simple prayer
you can pray to God. Saying this prayer is a way to declare to God that you are
relying on Jesus Christ for your salvation. The words themselves will not save you.
Only faith in Jesus Christ can provide salvation!   

Please pray with me …

"God, I know that I have sinned against you and am deserving of everlasting
punishment. But Jesus Christ took the punishment that I deserved so that through
faith in Him I could be forgiven. With your help, I place my trust in you Jesus for
salvation.  Please come into my heart and be my Lord.  Thank You for Your
wonderful grace and forgiveness - the gift of eternal life! In Jesus Name, Amen!"

Welcome to the family of God.

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