Jesus is Savior
In the Bible, we find that Jesus made some pretty exclusive claims about who He is and how one finds salvation (Acts 4:12). But, He also made inclusive claims by extending the invitation to come and receive salvation to all who will confess and repent (John 3:16, Romans 10: 9-10, 13). We find in the scriptures that it is God’s desire for all who are separated from Him by sin to have this broken relationship restored through His son Jesus.
“THIS IS GOOD, AND IT IS PLEASING IN THE SIGHT OF GOD OUR SAVIOR, WHO DESIRES ALL PEOPLE TO BE SAVED AND TO COME TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH." - 1 TIMOTHY 2:3-4
Jesus is the substitution and propitiation
There is a great divide between God and man because of sin and the Bible states that "the wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23). Because of God's unyielding love for us, Jesus came and took our place (Romans 3:23-25; 1 John 2:2, 4:10), our deserved punishment (eternal separation from God) and through His death on the cross satisfied the consequences of sin on our behalf. He substituted Himself in place of all who believe.
Jesus offers salvation that leads to repentance
However, we must come to Christ on His terms not ours. Repentance is turning away from your sin and turning towards Christ and is crucial to receiving genuine forgiveness (Luke 15:11-32). We are saved by His grace which God initiates through the Holy Spirit; the opportunity for us to be saved. There is nothing we can do to work for it or earn it. Grace is a free gift that must be received.(Romans 5:8; Ephesians 2:8-9)
How can you be saved?
Placing your faith in Jesus means to trust that He is the only one who can save you from the penality of sin.
Romans 10:9 says, "if you confession with your mouth and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."
Romans 10:13 says, "For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
Calling or confessioning is done through simply praying/talking to Jesus.
Begin a relationship with Jesus now.
In prayer with your own words, follow the steps below:
Admit that you are a sinner and need a savior.
Believe in Jesus Christ as God’s Son and receive Jesus’ gift of forgiveness from sin. God loves each of us.
Confess your faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord to others.
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