Question: How does a person get saved?
Answer: The Bible says in Romans 10:9-10, "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God has 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." You believe with your heart and confess with your mouth.
Question: Can I get saved through any other way?
Answer: No. Jesus is the only way. He said in John 14:6, "I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."
Question: I'm not a bad person, do I still need salvation?
Answer: Yes. In the beginning, Adam's sin caused man's separation from God, and every person born after Adam is born with a sin nature. Salvation, through Jesus, is man's only way to have that sin nature taken away.
Question: Can I get saved even if I've done really bad things?
Answer: Yes. It does not matter who you are or what you have done. Salvation is a right to all who receive it. "For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him [Jesus] might be saved (John 3:17)."
Question: I was baptized when I was little, does that mean that I am saved?
Answer: No. The only way a person can be saved is to confess Jesus as Lord (Romans 10:9-10). Baptism cannot save a person. Baptism is the outward sign of the redemptive work that Jesus did for you on the inside (in your spirit).
Question: Once I am saved, what do I do?
Answer: First, find a good Bible believing and teaching church that you can attend regularly. Second, renew your mind in the Word of God; it's vital to your growth as a Christian. Romans 12:2 puts it this way, "...be not conformed to the ways of this world, but by ye transformed [changed] by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God." Third, make a quality decision that you're going to be and have all that God has said about you in His written Word (the Holy Bible).
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.
-Romans 10:9,10 (NLT)
Heavenly Father, I come to You in the name of Jesus, confessing to You that I am a sinner. Your Words says, "Whosever shall call on the name of the Lord, shall be saved (Acts 2:21). I am calling on you. I repent from my sins and ask you for your forgiveness. I believe in my heart that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that You raised him from the dead. I confess that Jesus is my Lord and Savior of my life. I believe that through His shed blood, I have eternal life. Please come into my heart and fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Lead me and guide me. Father, I pray this prayer in Jesus name, Amen!
If you prayed this prayer in earnest, you are SAVED! Your sins have been forgiven and you are now one in the body of Christ.
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