What Must I Do To Be Saved?

When you take your last breath here on earth, are you sure that Heaven will be your Eternal Home? If you think you are Saved (Born Again), what do you base your Salvation on?

The following is what the Bible (God’s Word) says we must choose to do Before We Die for Heaven to be our Eternal Home.

John 3:3 (NIV) says “Jesus replied, ‘Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.’”

John 3:16 (NIV) says For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

To “believe” is more than intellectual agreement that Jesus is God. It means that we must put our trust and confidence in Him and that He alone can save us. We must put Jesus in charge of both our present plans and eternal destiny. Believing is both trusting His words as true and relying on Him for the power to change. If you have never trusted Jesus, let this promise of everlasting life be yours – and believe.

John 3:18 (NIV) says Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.”

People often try to protect themselves from their fears by putting their faith in something they do or have: good deeds, skill or intelligence, money or possessions. But only God can save us from the one thing that we really need to fear – eternal condemnation.

We believe in God by recognizing the insufficiency of our own efforts to find salvation and by asking God to do His work in us. When the Bible talks about unbelievers, it means those who reject or ignore Jesus completely, not those who have momentary doubts.

John 3:19-21 (NIV) says This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.

Many people don’t want their lives exposed to God’s light because they are afraid of what will be revealed and they don’t want to change. Don’t be surprised when these same people are threatened by your desire to obey God and do what is right, because they are afraid that the light in you may expose some of the darkness in their lives.

Rather than giving in to discouragement, keep praying that they will come to see how much better it is to live in light than in darkness.

John 14:6 (NIV) says Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’”

This is one of the most basic and important passages in Scripture.

Being part of a certain religion or denomination or joining a specific church cannot save you! Only Jesus can. Being saved (born again) is having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Jesus is the only way because He is both God and man. By uniting our lives with His, we are united to God. Trust Jesus to take you to the Father, and all the benefits of being God’s child will be yours.

Romans 10:9-10 (NIV) says If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”

Have you ever asked “How do I become a Christian?” These verses give you the beautiful answer – salvation is as close as your own mouth and heart. People think that it must be a complicated process, but it is not!

If we believe in our hearts and say with our mouths that Jesus Christ is the risen Lord, we will be saved.

IMPORTANT NOTE # 1: As human beings, even though we are saved, we may at times, commit a sin. When you commit a sin, confess it, repent and ask God to forgive you.

1 John 1:9 (NIV) says If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

We don’t need to confess the sins of our past all over again. But, we should confess any new sin so that we can enjoy maximum fellowship and joy with our Heavenly Father.

True confession also involves a commitment not to continue in sin. We wouldn’t be genuinely confessing our sins to God if we planned to commit them again and just wanted temporary forgiveness. We should also pray for strength to defeat temptation the next time we face it.

IMPORTANT NOTE # 2: Hell Is Filled With People Who Made The Wrong Choice!

If you are not saved, don’t procrastinate – choose Jesus today – tomorrow isn’t promised to any of us and it might be too late for you to make the right choice!

Right now, and from your heart (mean it), pray the following prayer:

Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward you. Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again. I believe that your Son, Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.”

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