Salvation Prayer – The Cornerstone is Christ?
What is the so-called Salvation Prayer? What do I do to get “saved?” At one point or another we all ask ourselves this question.
“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9) .
“Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God'” (John 3:3).
Salvation Prayer – Back to Basics
The Salvation Prayer is merely a road to rebirth in Jesus Christ. To be born again you must confess Jesus as Lord and believe that He is. When you ask Him into your heart, you are allowing Him to be the Lord of your life. Unfortunately, the Church today has complicated the Salvation message with various layers of extra “stuff.”
So, let’s get back to the basics!
A. Salvation is the “permission slip” to enter heaven when you leave this world.
B. Salvation takes place when a person listens to the salvation message, believes it, and makes a decision to receive Jesus into his or her heart.
Salvation Prayer – The Simple Steps:
1. Acknowledge in your heart that Jesus is Lord.
2. Confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord.
3. Believe that Jesus died for your sins and was raised three days later.
4. Repent of your sins and get baptized in the name of Jesus.
Salvation Prayer – Merely a Tool to Communicate Our Faith
The Salvation Prayer is not a ritual based on specific words. This is not the power of a prayer, but the power of truly committing our lives to Christ as Savior and Lord. The following is merely a guideline for our sincere step of faith:
If you decided to repent of your sins and receive Christ today, welcome to God’s family. Now, as a way to grow closer to Him, the Bible tells us to follow up on our commitment.
- Get baptized as commanded by Christ.
- Tell someone else about your new faith in Christ.
- Spend time with God each day. It does not have to be a long period of time. Just develop the daily habit of praying to Him and reading His Word. Ask God to increase your faith and your understanding of the Bible.
- Seek fellowship with other followers of Jesus. Develop a group of believing friends to answer your questions and support you.
- Find a local church where you can worship God.
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WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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and deserve God’s judgment.
, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him.
, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He
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rose from the dead
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. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your
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and spend eternity with God in heaven.
What is your response?
Yes, today I am deciding to follow JesusYes, I am already a follower of JesusI still have questions
Many Eastern cultures and religions insist that Jesus is not God, nor is He the Son of God. However, some of those same people claim that they believe in the Old Testament and the prophets, but they also believe that Jesus Himself was only a prophet. Because the Old Testament proclaims that the Messiah (Jesus) would come, then how can these same people sincerely believe in the Old Testament like they claim they do, when it is crucial that they also believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God and Mighty God Himself? One cannot pick and choose which part of scripture to believe and which part not to believe; you have to believe all or none; not just some.
Our Heavenly Father is a Triune God, meaning there are 3 very essential parts to Him: The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Trinity:
In the Old Testament in the Book of Isaiah, Chapter 9, verse 6-7, it plainly states that Jesus is the “Son” and also “Mighty God”:
6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David's throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.
This should give you a clearer view into the truth of who our mighty Lord and Savior Jesus Christ really is .. HE IS GOD!
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Okay, here’s the deal. Nobody is good enough to be accepted by God, not you, not your friends, not nobody. There is nothing humanity can do on it’s own to be accepted by God. We are, in effect, without hope. God however loved us and desired that none of us should miss out on Heaven. So, He decided to let us into Heaven, not based on something we could do, but rather on something He could do.
But a holy God could not just ignore our actions. So, He devised a plan. He would send his only Son, Jesus, to earth as a person. He would live a perfect life and fulfill all the standards and requirements a holy God would have.
Then, He would take this perfect and holy Jesus and allow him to die a totally unjust and terrible death. The type of death we all deserve to die. God allowed Him to take our place, our punishment, so that we could take His place and His blessing. God Himself, through Jesus, paid the price for our coming back to Him. In this way, the holy God could still consider us all as we truly are, unacceptable, yet be able to freely accept us.
In this way, the holy God could still consider us all as we truly are, unacceptable, yet be able to freely accept us.
The only action we are required to make is to acknowledge our shortcomings and our inability to be accepted by God on our own and then to receive acceptance solely based on His gift. Jesus is the only way to God.
Any other way is a vain attempt to be accepted by God without having to humbly come to Him for forgiveness, and for the free gift of Jesus Christ. This fruitless path is the way of all earthly religions. We are incapable of changing ourselves; it must be done by God.
You see, when we accept the free gift of Jesus’ work, we not only receive His forgiveness, and acceptance, but God is able to work deep in our heart. He is able to change us back into His image. We, in effect, are re-created back to a place where we can relate to Him and live with Him.
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, and look, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17
This is what the Bible refers to when it says that we must be “born again” or “saved.” It is a spiritual new-birth and it’s just as incredible as our first physical birth. When you accept Jesus, you become a new person inside and all things in your heart become totally new. You can even feel it!
For the Bible says:
…That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved.
…For with the heart man believes unto righteousness and with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation…
…For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Romans 10:9, 10, & 13
Pray the following prayer, loud enough so that you can hear it:
“Heavenly Father, I acknowledge that you are God, and I am not. I am tired of being my own god, please forgive me. I have been disobedient and I am now sorry for my sins. I believe that Jesus Christ died for me and paid for my evil deeds. Come now into my heart, live inside of me, and be my personal Lord and Savior. I turn away from evil and I choose your will and your life.
I believe with my heart and I say with my mouth that you, Jesus Christ, are now my Lord and my Savior. I believe you died on the cross for me, and when you were raised again, I was raised with you. I totally commit myself to obeying you every day, for the rest of my life. Fill me with your Spirit and your power. In Jesus name, it is done! Thank you Jesus.”
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Other Articles on Salvation
Born Again & Saved • Everyone Dies, Everyone • Jesus Stands at Your Door • Life Is Either a Living Hell or Just Like Heaven • Salvation – What’s It Actually Good For? • The Lord’s Return – At Most, One Lifetime Away!