Salvation

How to Become a Christian

God's plan of salvation is simple enough for everyone to understand. Here are the ABC's of Salvation:

Admit

Admit to God that you are a sinner. All persons need salvation.  Sin is a refusal to acknowledge God's authority over our lives.  "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23).  Since none of us is perfect, all of us are sinners (Romans 3:10-18).

The result of sin is spiritual death (Romans 6:23). Spiritual death means eternal separation from God.  Admitting that you are a sinner and separated from God is the first step of repentence, which is turning from sin and self and turning toward God.

Believe

Believe in Jesus Christ as God's Son and recieve Jesus' gift of forgiveness from sin.  God loves each of us.  God offers us salvation.  In the death of Jesus on the cross, God provided salvation for all who would repent of their sins and believe in Jesus.  "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).

Confess

Confess your faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord to others.  Tell your pastor about your decision, ask for baptism by immersion in your local church as a public expression of your faith.  "If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God 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).

 
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