Getting Saved - What In The World Do Christians Mean When They Talk About Getting Saved?
Getting Saved. On this page, you will learn how to be saved and know it in less than five minutes. This page is written for you.
By this point in your life, you’ve probably discovered from personal experience, that all roads do not lead to God.
You know there are no easy answers to life’s difficult questions and you know you have spiritual needs. Perhaps you’ve said to yourself:
“There must be more to life than I’ve experienced.”
So how can I get saved? What do I have to do?
Being saved is a free gift, from God to us, that includes forgiveness of our sins, eternal life and guaranteed entrance into heaven through Jesus Christ.
You see, we are all sinners and God cannot allow sin into heaven. So God made a way to deal with our sins.
God loves us so much that He sent His Son Jesus to pay for our sins by shedding His blood. Then God raised Jesus from the dead.
By sending Jesus to pay for our sins on the Cross and accepting the payment Jesus made, God has a righteous basis to forgive our sins and save our souls, so that we can go to heaven.
When God saves you, your sins are forgiven and removed and you have a spotlessly clean record. But in order to receive this free gift of salvation, you have to accept Jesus as your Savior, in this life.
You Cannot Earn Your Salvation
Salvation is a free gift. It cannot be earned by doing good works or joining the church or getting baptized or cleaning up your life or quitting your sins or being a good person.
"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Eph 2:8-9.
Jesus loves you and took your place on the Cross, to pay for your sins. That's what getting saved is all about.
"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. Getting Saved.
I hope it is absolutely clear, despite what you may have been told,that when we're talking about getting saved, "whosoever" means anyone and that includes You!
No one is excluded from God’s invitation. Whosoever will, may come. It doesn’t say "Whosoever believes in Him except so and so..."
God will save EVERYONE who accepts Jesus Christ as Savior. There are no exceptions. God’s invitation is open to all people.
No matter who you are, no matter what sins you have committed, Jesus died to pay for your sins and make you a new person when you trust Him.
The empty tombis God’s promise that He accepted Jesus' blood as full payment for our sins.
"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." II Cor 5:17. Getting Saved.
You are a whosoever and God offers His free gift of salvation to you. God is willing to make a 180 degree turn in your life if you are willing to trust Him. How about it? You've been thinking about getting saved. Will you trust Jesus today?
Jesus Came To Save, Not To Judge.
Most people know John 3:16 by heart but they almost never quote the next verses.
"For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved." John 3:17. Getting Saved.
God sent Jesus into the world to save it, not to condemn it or judge it. But don't get the wrong idea. We are sinful people and we DO need to be saved. The reason Jesus didn't condemn the world was that God had already condemned it. Notice what the next verse says.
"He who believeth on Him is not condemned; but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." John 3:18. Getting Saved.
According to the Bible, everyone who has not believed on Jesus as their Savior is already condemned. If you don't want to stay condemned, you need to trust Jesus Christ as the One who paid for your sins on the cross.
If you believe in Jesus as your Savior, you will not be judged, you will not be condemned because Jesus has already suffered the judgment, the condemnation of God, in your place.
God Wants You To Know You Are Saved
"These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God." I John 5:13. Getting Saved.
God Made A Way For You To Be Saved
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6.
"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.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." Romans 10:9-10.
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10:13.
This interesting video explains how to be saved and why you need to be saved.
Here's the big question.
Boy and dog praying.
Would you like to know for sure that your sins are forgiven?
Would you like to know that you are right with God and that He accepts you into His family?
Right now would be a great time to pray and trust Jesus as your Savior. You can pray in your own words. Just tell Jesus you are a sinner and you want Him to save you.
Pray a prayer like this.
"Lord Jesus, I know I'm a sinner. I know Jesus died to pay for my sins and I believe You accepted Jesus' payment for my sins.
Right now I ask you to save me and forgive my sins.
I need your peace to fill my heart.
Thank you Lord for saving me. Help me live my life in a way that pleases You.
In Jesus' Name, Amen."
Now that I've trusted Jesus, what do I do?
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Now that you've trusted Jesus to save you, it will help you to read the New Testament. Start your reading in the Gospel of John.
After you've read the Gospel of John, start reading the Gospel of Matthew. A few pages a day, a few minutes a day and you will be surprised how much you grow in knowledge about Jesus.
Underline or highlight verses that seem to speak to you. Write down questions that occur to you as you read. Your wonderful adventure with God is just beginning. Enjoy!
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