Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ
and you will be saved
What is the Gospel?
The Gospel, the good news, is that Jesus Christ died for our sins and was raised from the dead. Our sins are the things we do as a result of living our way rather than for God. If we believe in Christ and turn from our selfish ways we can receive eternal life. One of the most famous verses in the Bible says:
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
Why do I need to be saved?
The Bible says we are sinners and need forgiveness.
All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)
The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23)
Our sins separate us from God. Continuing to sin prevents us from knowing God or His love. We need salvation from the consequence of our sin – death – and to be saved from the wrath of God. But God, because of His mercy, has given us a way to escape His wrath:
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. (Romans 5:8-9)
We need to turn to God – admit we are sinners and ask for forgiveness for all our sins. Repent, which means to change our mind.
How can I be saved?
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved. (Acts 16:31)
Jesus Christ was crucified. He died to pay the debt we owed God for our sins. In other words: He took our place and died for us. But God the Father raised Jesus from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit. This proved than when Jesus gave his life as a sacrifice for us and shed His blood for us, God accepted that Jesus’s death fully paid the price for our sins.
Why do I need to believe?
Salvation comes by putting faith in Jesus Christ, believing God raised Him from the dead and accepting Him as our saviour. To please God we have to have faith. Faith is believing God’s promises are true. If we do not believe in Jesus we will have to pay for our sins, which means experiencing eternal separation from God – death.
What do I need to do?
Accept Jesus as your Saviour by saying a prayer to God something like:
Thank you that Jesus died on the cross for me and that You raised Him from the dead. I realise that I am a sinner and that I need forgiveness. Please forgive me my sins. I accept Jesus as my Lord and Saviour. Come into my heart and make me become the person You want me to be. Amen
The bible says:
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. 10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. (Romans 10:9-10)
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,(1 Peter 1:3).
If you have accepted Christ as your Lord, you have become a child of God, become related to Jesus and become a place for the Holy Spirit to live. This is the gospel, the good news!
Developing your personal relationship with Jesus is vital. Meeting with other Christians, reading the Bible, learning about the word of God, praying and sharing the gospel with others will all help you grow in faith. This is why Christians go to church. There is a section on this site that is for New Believers. Also more information about becoming a Christian can be found here.
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God bless you