Steps to Salvation
When all your hopes are shattered, and people disappoint you, remember there is someone who will never fail you. One who will love you to the very end – and that is Jesus Christ.
Here are the A, B, C’s in taking a step of faith towards making Him Lord of your life.
A = ADMIT you have failed God and man because of your sinful past history and are in need of forgiveness and a fresh start.
Now this is what the LORD Almighty says, “Give careful thought to your ways.” (Haggai 1:5)
All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)
B = BELIEVE God’s forgiveness is available to you, through His blameless Son Jesus alone who offered to pay your penalty.
For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works, less any man should boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
C = CONFESS your need of the cleansing power of the blood of Jesus Christ that was shed for you on the cross to redeem you.
God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
D = DEPART from your old lifestyle of sin and self and put on the new life with Christ as your focal point and standard.
Throw off your sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God – truly righteous and holy. (Ephesians 4:22-24)
E = ENTER into a covenant life of a believer in faith and obedience to God’s Holy Word through the scriptures.
I am the way, the truth and the life, no man comes unto the Father, but by Me. (John 14:6)
Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments. (Deuteronomy 7:9)
F = FOLLOW faithfully the Savior Jesus Christ alone. He will empower you with His Holy Spirit to live in victory during the trials of life and thereafter enjoy eternal life in God’s presence.
…I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself, that where I am, there you may be also. (John 14:3)
Thank God for this gift too wonderful for words. (2 Corinthians 9:15)
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