The Bible teaches that you and I are sinners by birth. Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”
The Bible further teaches that there is a penalty for being a sinner – namely, death in Hell. Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” I don’t like that, but that’s why I’m telling you how to be saved. I don’t want anyone to go to Hell, and you don’t have to go to Hell.
The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, paid your penalty of Hell for you. Romans 5:8, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
Because we are sinners by birth, we have no perfect sacrifice to make for our sin. Even our best efforts are stained by sin, so that no matter how good we try to live or how hard we try to make up for our sins, we fall short of what a holy God requires. But, Jesus Christ is perfect, and His death on the cross was a perfect sacrifice for all of our sin, and God will allow Jesus’ sacrifice to pay for all our sin.
The Bible teaches that we must receive Jesus Christ as our Saviour by faith. John 1:12, “But as many as received him, to them gave he the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” Romans 10:13, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Much like a bride and groom receive each other when they exchange vows, you and I must receive Jesus Christ, trusting Him to forgive us of our sins and trusting Him alone to take our souls to Heaven when we die.
Salvation is not found in a church or a good deed or in baptism or any religious act. Salvation is found in a Person, and that Person is Jesus Christ.
If you want God to Save you, then pray something like this (this is not a magic spell or secret chant, it is just you talking to God and asking Him to Save you):
I admit I am guilty of being a sinner in Your sight. I am sorry for my sins. I believe Jesus Christ is Your perfect Son and that He died for my sins and rose from the dead. I want to be saved. I want my sins forgiven, and right now, I receive Jesus Christ and trust Him to save me. I believe you love me, and I ask You to forgive me of my sins and to take my soul to Heaven when I die. I trust You, and I thank You for saving me.
Congratulations! And thank you for allowing me to share this good news with you!
If you just received Jesus Christ as your Saviour, I would love to hear from you! Or if you would like to receive more information and/or literature about my church or would like someone from the church staff to speak or get in contact with you, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at:Beacon Baptist Church 3407 West Erie Ave Lorain, OH 44052
Pastor Aaron Webb