ABCs of Salvation

To know God and be ready for heaven, follow these steps:

A. Admit you are a sinner.

“There is no one righteous, not even one … for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

Romans 3:10, 23 (See Romans 5:8; 6:23)

Ask God’s forgiveness

“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Romans 10:13

B. Believe in Jesus

(Put your trust in Him) as your only hope of salvation. “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.” John 3:16 (See John 14:6)

Become a child of God by receiving Christ.

“To all who receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” John 1:12 (See Revelation 3:20)

C. Confess that Jesus is your Lord.

“If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”

Romans 10:9 (see verse 10)

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Being a Christian means more than just saying a prayer. When true faith begins in the heart of a person it is revealed through action. Now that you believe in Jesus and have confessed Him as Lord and Savior He calls you to become His disciple and follow Him. This is not a journey to earn His favor; He already loves you as much as He can. Following Jesus is a blessing of living a life of eternal purpose and meaningful worship to our Father in Heaven. Because God has given you His Holy Spirit you can grow in your knowledge of His will through the Bible and serve Him with your life in the world and in the local church.

We strongly encourage you to get connected with our church family or one near you that preaches and teaches the Bible, faithfully making God’s Word clear and applicable. Share your new faith with another Christian who can help you learn and grow in your walk with Christ. As you continue to see the love of God at work in your heart you will appreciate more and more the great plan of salvation our God has established to bring us back to Him and give us the most precious gift we will ever receive. (1 John 4:10)

If you've followed these steps and would like to talk to someone about what to do next, please contact us.