In Acts 16:30, a man asked Paul the most important question that a person can ask, “What must I do to be saved?”  Many people answer this question many different ways. But what does the Bible say about how to be saved?

The first thing we need to understand is that we have a PROBLEM.

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” Romans 3:23

We are all sinners, because we are all born sinners.

“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:” Romans 5:12

Adam, the first man, sinned. His sin was passed on to his children and every man since has been born a sinner.

Can you be without sin?

“For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” James 2:10

Have you kept every commandment?

“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” I John 1:8

We must also understand that there is a PENALTY for our sin.

What do we get paid for sinning? DEATH!

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”Romans 6:23
“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:” Romans 5:12

Not only do we receive a physical death (separation from life), but also a spiritual death (separation from God.)

“And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” Revelation 20:15
“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” Revelation 21:8
“Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:” Matthew 25:41

The good news is that God made the PROVISION for us because He loves us.

“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
“For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:” I Peter 3:18
“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” II Corinthians 5:21
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
Christ bore our sins upon the cross as the payment for our sins.

Now, He offers us salvation as a free gift!

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 3:23

To accept this gift we must PROFESS Him as Saviour.

God has provided salvation as a free gift, in order to accept this free gift, we must repent of our sin and  believe in Christ as Saviour.

“I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”
Luke 5:32 “I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” Luke 13:3

Repent: to change your mind, turn from your sin, and turn to Christ for salvation.

“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

Confess: Agree with God that you are a sinner, and only Jesus Christ can save you from your sin.

Believe: believing only in Jesus Christ includes turning to Christ as the only way for salvation, and turning from your way.

Saved: This is God’s promise to you – that you will be saved from the penalty of your sin through Jesus Christ.

It is not a prayer that saves you, but a choice of the will to believe that you are not okay as you are, and that only Christ can save you from the penalty of your sin.

Are you willing to repent and believe in Jesus Christ today?

You can do so right now in prayer. Ask Him right now.

If you have accepted Christ, He offers you an amazing PROMISE – Eternal Life.

God has promised us in His Word repeatedly that if we trust in His Son Jesus Christ for salvation, we have eternal life.

“In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,” Ephesians 1:13
“And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.” I John 2:25
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.” John 6:47
“And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.” I John 5:11
“In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began” Titus 1:2

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