Salvation through Jesus Christ is a New Beginning
Jesus is the Son of God who was born onto this earth, lived to teach, preach, and fulfill prophecy. He was crucified on a cross. He was laid in a tomb and rose again in 3 days and is now in heaven with the God. Because of his sacrifice, because of his blood that was shed, we are offered salvation through the remission of our sins. They are washed away by the blood of Jesus Christ. When we believe, accept, repent of our sins, and confess Jesus as Lord, we are born again. We are a new creation in Christ. We are his children. As we follow him we are given eternal life. What a precious gift!
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. John14:6
Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Matthew 16:16
For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost. Luke 19:10
Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12
Believe and Accept the Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God
Believing and accepting Jesus as Lord is part of being saved. You must sincerely believe that Jesus is the Son of God. Believe that he died and rose again. You must sincerely accept him into your heart.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. John 3:16-17
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this? She said to Him, “Yes, Lord, I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.” John 11:25-27
And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; 31but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name. John 20:30-31
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. Ephesians 2:8
He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. Mark 16:16
Then Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” And he answered and said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” Acts 8:37
And he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household. Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their stripes. And immediately he and all his family were baptized. Acts 16: 30-33
Repent from All Sin
If you truly believe that Jesus is the Son of God and you’ve accepted him as your Savior, then you must confess your sins. Ask Jesus to forgive you.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23
I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish. Luke 13:3
Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins: and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38
Once you have accepted Jesus, believe He is the Son of God, and confess you sins, you are born again. You are saved! Share the good news with others. Now your new life begins and the following below is will help you in your new path.
Confess and Share
“Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven. Matthew 10:32-33
Also I say to you, whoever confesses Me before men, him the Son of Man also will confess before the angels of God. But he who denies Me before men will be denied before the angels of God. Luke 12:8
If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10:9-10
Study the Word of God
When you study, you learn. The more you learn, the more you can share. It will help you stay on your new path.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timonthy 2:15 KJV
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints. Ephesians 6:17-18
If you love Me, keep My commandments. John 14:15
Do not go back to Sin
Never look back. Always go forward in Christ.
What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not! Romans 6:15
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17
Be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. James 1:22
For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. Hebrews 10:26-27
Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. 2 Corinthians 6:17
There are many more scriptures that could be added to this list. We hope that you will aspire to attain even more. To study the Word of God is to hear it, to read it, to recall it, to share it, and to live by it. One day if we are still alive on this earth, Jesus will return. We want to be ready at all times. We hope you do too!
Are you ready to make a life altering change? Do you truely believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God? Do you believe in his death and resurrection? Are you ready to confess your sins and make a change from this day forward?
Are you ready to live your life from this day forward according to the word of God in the Bible?
If the answer is YES and you have trouble finding the words to pray, below is a simple prayer to God expressing belief in Jesus as Lord and Savior. Pray earnestly.
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I believe Jesus is the Son of God.
I believe he died on the cross so that I could be saved.
I believe he rose from the dead and is now in heaven.
I ask forgiveness of all my sins. Please wash me clean.
I confess Jesus as Lord and Savior of my life.
Thank you Jesus for giving your life for me that I might have eternal life.
Please Lord guide my days as I strengthen in Christ Jesus and share the message of salvation with others.
Now share the good news with others. It will be helpful to find a group of local believers or a local church to have a support group near you.
The next step in your new life as a Christian is to be baptized by water. Being baptized is a public outward expression of sins being washed away.
When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:16-17
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age,” Amen. Matthew 28:19-20
Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. John 3:5
And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord. Acts 22:16
The like figure where unto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 3:21