WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED
First, we must acknowledge God as the Creator of all things, and see ourselves as one of His creation. "You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created" (Revelation 4:11).
Next, we must realise that we are sinners, “for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
As sinners, we are condemned to death, “for the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). This includes eternal separation from God. But God loved each of us so much that He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus, to bear our sin and die in our place. “God demonstrates His love toward us, in that, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).
Although we cannot understand how, God said our sins were laid upon Jesus and He died in our place. Jesus became our substitute.
In the Bible, a man asked two believers: “’Sirs, what must I do to be saved?’ They replied, ‘Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved’” (Acts 16:30-31).
The Bible is clear, believe in Jesus as the one who bore your sins, died in your place, was buried, and whom God resurrected. It is Christ’s blood and resurrection that assures us of everlasting life when we call on Him as our Lord and Saviour. "For whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved" (Romans 10:13). That “whoever” includes every one of us.
Therefore, if you understand that you are a sinner, and you believe that Jesus Christ came as the one and only means of rescue from the wages of sin, then you understand God’s plan of salvation. The question is – will you act on what you now know, by receiving God’s gift of His Son, Jesus Christ? If so, believe in what Christ did for you, repent of your sins, and accept God’s forgiveness.
"Repent, and let every one of you be baptised in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit" (Acts 2:38).
If you have decided to trust in Jesus today, we rejoice with you!
This is the start of the most wonderful journey in getting to know the Lord Jesus Christ. In obedience to Him you need to be baptised by immersion and find a local church where you can have fellowship with other believers, get answers from God’s word, and receive the love and support you need.