How Can I Be Saved

Salvation has been freely offered to everyone. Anyone who will acknowledge their need of a Savior and accept Jesus Christ as that Savior can be saved.

These three steps are essential to salvation:

 

#1.  REPENT: to repent means to turn around, to go in a new direction.

What do we need to turn from? We need to turn form our life-style of sin and separation from God. We need to turn from living our lives our own way and from being our own god.  What do we turn to? We turn to God who loves and cares for us. We turn to faith in Jesus Christ as our Savior.

 

#2.  BELIEVE: What is it that we must believe? We are told in the Bible we must believe that not only did Jesus shed His blood and die for us, but that he rose again from the dead and is alive today.

"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."  - John 1:12

 

#3.  CONFESS: With the mouth confession is made unto salvation. What is it that we say? We must say what we believe—that Jesus is our Savior. We must say what the Bible says about us—that God is our Father and we have become His children.

"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God have 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

Throughout the ages mankind has sought eternal life, never understanding that we are already eternal beings, destined to live forever somewhere. To live forever in a state of separation from God is a frightening thought.

You can make sure that you are right with God by turning to Him and praying this prayer:

“God, I am a sinner in need of a Savior. I REPENT, and I ask you to forgive me of all my sin.  I BELIEVE that Jesus Christ is Your Son, that He shed His blood so I might be forgiven, that He rose again from the dead, and He is coming back again.  I NOW CONFESS Jesus Christ now as my Savior. I will live for Him as His Holy Spirit shows me how. Amen.”

By believing in Jesus Christ and receiving Him as your Savior, you will turn your life in a new direction. You can be at peace with God knowing you will live forever with Him.

 

If you have accpeted Jesus Christ as your Savior, we would like to know and send you a free gift that will help you grow in the Lord. Write to us at theriverinc@gmail.com or The River Church 2511 8th St. S. Suite #307 Wisconsin Rapids, WI  54494.

 
Verse of the Day