"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
is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." Acts 4:12
Realize that you are lost. You have disobeyed God and committed sin against Him. You must admit that you are a sinner in the eyes
of Almighty God. There is no excuse or justification, but the simple realization that you have sinned against a Holy God.
all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God" Romans 3:23
"Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death
by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:" Romans 5:12
Second - You must realize that you are guilty
because of sin and under the condemnation of God. Sin brings death and separation from God. Your spirit has died to God because
of sin and you are unable to reconcile yourself to God. If you die in your sin, you will go to hell and burn forever. The second
death will take place at the Great White Throne Judgement when death and hell are cast into the lake of fire. You cannot be saved
until you realize that you are lost.
"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ
our Lord." Romans 6:23
"And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found
written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." Revelation 20:14,15
"The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all
the nations that forget God" Psalms 9:17
"And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar
off, and Lazarus in his bosom." Luke 16:23
"And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather
fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." Matthew 10:28
Third - Realize that you cannot save yourself. There
is not one thing that you can do to get one inch closer to heaven. You are doomed and bound for hell. Religion cannot save you, good
works cannot save you, being a good citizen cannot save you, simply desiring to go to heaven cannot save you. You are totally dependant
on the mercy of Almighty God and can only be justified by obeying the Gospel by simple faith. Faith alone overcomes the world.
by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast."
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration,
and renewing of the Holy Ghost," Titus 3:5
Fourth - You must understand that God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, the innocent
dying for the guilty, to take your place and die for your sin on the cross. He was buried and rose from the dead the third day. The
wages of sin is death, and Jesus died for the sin of the world. Jesus Christ fulfilled all of the Messianic prophecies, lived the
law to the jot and the tittle, then willingly and lovingly laid down His life for the sin of the world. Only the perfect sacrifice
of God's Son can atone for sin. He was the High Priest and the sacrifice offered by God. Jesus took your place and suffered your hell
for you and died so that you do not have to die and go to hell.
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16
"But what saith it? The word is nigh
thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the work of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth
the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath 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 10:8-10
Fifth - You must repent of
your sin and trust Jesus Christ as your personal Savior by faith. You must turn from sin in your heart to God and then accept Christ
as your only way to heaven. You must be born again by the Spirit of God and become a new creature through faith in Christ.
time, in your heart and in your own way, simply admit to God that you have sinned, and that deserve to die and go to hell. Then believe
that Jesus died on the cross for your sin, was buried for three days and then rose from the dead, then trust Him as your
only way to heaven. Repent of all religion and good works and the wickedness of a sinful life without God. Be willing to change and
become like Christ and let Him come into your life and make you a new person. Make a commitment to follow Him, become His disciple
and live for Him the rest of your life. Realize that you are saved by grace, through faith.
"And brought them out, and said,
Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house." Acts 16:30,31
things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God, that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye
may believe on the name of the Son of God." 1 John 5:13
Sixth - We are saved by grace through faith, but faith is an action word.
1. Profess Christ publicly in a Bible preaching church service to show that you are not ashamed (Mark 8:38)
Obey God and be baptized by full immersion as a visible picture of your death, burial and resurrection with Christ
Serve God in a local Bible believing church (Hebrews 10:25)