What is Salvation?

"For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved." - Romans 10:10

A – Admit

Admit to God that you are a sinner and realize that you need a Savior. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Rom. 3:23). The result of sin is death (Rom. 6:23). Spiritual death means separation from God. There is only one who has lived a sinless life and that was Jesus. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)

B – Believe

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved (Acts 16:31). Believe that he died as a sacrifice for your sin and rose again on the third day. He is the only way to God the Father- (John 14:6). Salvation is a free gift from God and we have done nothing to deserve it. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John3:16). By believing on Jesus Christ and accepting his gift of salvation we can live victoriously over sin and live eternally in Heaven.

C – Confess

Confess your faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord to others. After you have received Jesus Christ into your life, share your decision with another person. Tell your pastor or a Christian friend about your decision. Following Christ’s example, ask for baptism by immersion in your local church as a public expression of your faith. “If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved” (Rom. 10:9-10).