The Steps of Salvation
There are four basic steps to receiving God's gift of salvation: Believe, Turn, Look and Trust.
"for God so loved the world that he have his only son (Jesus Christ) so that everyone who believes in Him should not be lost but have eternal life." (John3:26) As a believe in the Jesus Christ, you need to know that God loves you and wants you to have an abundant life.
Down through the years, people have tried many ways to escape the consequences of their sins. yet, turning to God is the only way to be saved. 2chronicles 7:14 says, "if my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."
The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ is the only provision for the forgiveness of our sin and that is why we must look unto Him who is the author and the finisher of our faith. Jesus said, "i am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by Me." John 14:6
We must trust in Jesus Christ. By faith we receive Him as our personal Savior. The Bible says, "But as many as received Him (Jesus Christ), to them He gave power to become the sons and daughters of God, even to them that believe on His name." (John 1:12)
Right now you can have this complete life in Jesus Christ by receiving Him as your Lord and Savior. Here are the steps again:
1. Believe- Believe that God loves you even though you have sinned.
2. Turn- urn from (repent of) your sin.
3. Look- Look to Jesus Christ as the only provision for the forgiveness of your sin.
4. Trust- trust Him to come into your life and make it complete.
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All About Salvation
Salvation is the gift of God to a sinful world. It is only obtained by believing in Jesus Christ as the Son of God and receiving Him into your heart which is an act of faith. You can neither work your way into Salvation nor can you buy salvation. (Acts 4:12)
Salvation is a personal decision. Romans 10:9-10 declares, "if you confess with your mouth Jesus Christ as Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you shall be saved." Church membership is not salvation but should be a natural result of it (Ephesians 2:8).
Salvation changes all aspects of the human condition. We are not the same once we turn out lives over to Jesus Christ! 2 Corinthians 5:17 states, "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!"
Having an understanding about salvation is one thing but being sure of your salvation is quite another. What, then, are the steps to being sure of your salvation?