What salvation or eternal life really means…
We are all sinful and separated from God. Sin separated us from God.
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Romans 3:23
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23
God originally created man to live with Him for ever. The bible teaches us that we have a sinful nature, therefore we are spiritually separated from God. We ignorantly and deliberately commit sins. We have broken God’s standards of the law, and we are sinners by nature, practice and choice.
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Jesus Christ laid down His life to be the perfect sacrifice to cleanse us all with our unrighteousness and evil ways. He becomes the bridge between God and us.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Now, what must I do?
- Repent. Acknowledge before God that you are a sinner and you fall short of His glory.
19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;
- Believe. Believe in the Gospel. The Gospel is the good news that Jesus Christ died on the cross, buried and on the third day rose again from the dead to cleanse us all from our sins. He was the payment of our sins.
12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Accept the Lord Jesus Christ in your heart and ye shall be saved and have eternal life.
Dear God in heaven, I come to you in the name of Jesus. I acknowledge to You that I am a sinner, and I am sorry for my sins and the life that I have lived; I need your forgiveness.
I believe that your only begotten Son Jesus Christ shed His precious blood on the cross at Calvary and died for my sins, and I am now willing to turn from my sin.
You said in Your Holy Word, Romans 10:9 that if we confess the Lord our God and believe in our hearts that God raised Jesus from the dead, we shall be saved.
Right now I confess Jesus as the Lord of my soul. With my heart, I believe that God raised Jesus from the dead. This very moment I accept Jesus Christ as my own personal Savior and according to His Word, right now I am saved.
Thank you Jesus for your unlimited grace which has saved me from my sins. I thank you Jesus that your grace never leads to license, but rather it always leads to repentance. Therefore Lord Jesus transform my life so that I may bring glory and honor to you alone and not to myself.
Thank you Jesus for dying for me and giving me eternal life. AMEN.