What is Salvation?
Salvation is the saving act of God through the work of Jesus Christ. We must repent of our sins (ask forgiveness) and place our trust (faith) in the saving work of Christ. Salvation is a one time act where we enter into an eternal relationship with God. In order to come into a personal relationship with Jesus you must:
- Realize that you have sinned and the result of that sin is death
Romans 3:23 “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” Romans 6:23 “The wages of sin is death…”
- Realize you can do nothing to earn salvation
Ephesians 2:8-9 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God– not by works, so that no one can boast.” Romans 3:24 “…are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”
- Repent of your sins and place your trust in Jesus as the only way of salvation
Romans 10:9-10 “That 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.”