ABCs of Salvation

Accepting God’s gift of salvation is just a matter of turning your heart to God and then going to Him in prayer.

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A = ACKNOWLEDGE that we’re all sinners in need of Jesus as our savior. Romans 3:23 says, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” It doesn’t say most, or some, but ALL! This is where our genuine repentance for sinning against God leads to a change of heart. We change our mind and God changes us from the inside out.

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B = BELIEVE Jesus is our Savior… that He died for our sins, was buried, rose to life on the third day, ascended to God the Father in heaven, and will be returning to take us to our eternal home with him. Romans 10:9-10 says, “If you believe in your heart that God raised Jesus 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.” This is the act of trusting with all our heart that Jesus is who he said he was and believing in him for our salvation.

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C = CALL upon the name of the Lord. Romans 10:13 says, “All who call upon the name of the Lord will be saved.” When we call on God to lead us, we will be truly changed and desire to live a life that is pleasing to him. Jesus already paid the price, but asking for God’s guidance means that we’ll allow God to change us so we do our best to avoid adding any more sin to our tab.

It’s more about what’s in your heart than the actual words you say, but here is a simple example of a prayer you can say to accept God’s gift of salvation.

Dear God,

I know that I’m a sinner in need of a Savior. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sins, that he was buried, and that you raised him to life, so that I can be given eternal life with you. I have decided to put my faith in Jesus Christ as my Savior. Please change me from the inside out so that my life will be a reflection of you. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for loving me enough to pay the ultimate price to save me from my sins.

In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

CONGRATULATIONS!

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