The Steps to Salvation
STEP #1: Know that God’s desire for YOU is life, abundant, and eternal with Him.
The Bible says:
“I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).
Giving you abundant life required the supreme sacrifice:
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
God has given us a beautiful gift of fellowship and companionship. Yet, people have ignored this gift. Why don’t more people have what He has designed for us to receive? It is a question answered by this sobering realization.
STEP #2: Realize that YOU are separated from God.
People throughout the ages have made selfish choices to disobey God Almighty. These choices continue to cause separation from the Father. God’s Word shows us that the result of sin is death.
He says in His Word:
“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Proverbs 14:12).
And God also said:
“But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear” (Isaiah 59:2).
Paul the apostle states in Romans 3:23:
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”
And in Romans 6:23 we read:
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
All people were created with the ability and need to know God and fellowship with Him.
Many people try to fill that empty void in their lives with “things.” They even try good works, morality, and religion. Yet they remain empty, for only God, through His Son, can fill that emptiness.
STEP #3: Accept the fact that God has provided only one solution to sin and separation from Himself.
Jesus Christ, His Son, is the only way to God. He paid the penalty for our sin and bridged the gap between God and mankind.
The Bible explains:
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).
We are also told:
“For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God” (1 Peter 3:18).
There is only one way provided:
“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5).
For in John 14:6 we read:
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
God Almighty has provided the only way. Jesus Christ paid the penalty for our sin and rebellion against God by dying on the cross, shedding His blood, and rising from the dead to justify and reconcile you back to God the Father.
STEP #4: Pray to receive Jesus Christ into your life.
Ask Jesus Christ to take away your sin and to come into your heart to be your Lord and Savior.
God’s Word is very clear:
“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me” (Revelation 3:20).
And the Bible tells us:
“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” (Romans 10:9).
Are you willing to receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior now?
STEP #5: Pray to Receive Jesus Christ into YOUR life.
At this moment you can pray the most important prayer of your life by simply saying:
Dear Lord, I believe You are God and sent Your son to die for me on the cross and shed Your blood for my salvation. I believe you rose from the dead and ascended on high. I believe You are coming back again to earth. Please forgive my sin and clean me now. Come into my heart. I receive You now as my Savior, my Lord, and my God. From this moment on, I belong to You only. In the name of Your son Jesus, Amen!
By praying this prayer, confessing your sins, and receiving Jesus Christ into your heart, YOU have become God’s forgiven child.
The Bible gives you this assurance:
“But as many as received him, to them he gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them who believe on his name” (John 1:12).