Salvation & Eternal Life
For the wages of sin is death, but the
free gift of God is eternal life through
Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23
The bible teaches us that the penalty for the sin in our life is death and spiritual separation from God forever by not being allowed into heaven.
The verse above from the book of Romans, however, says that we can receive a gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ (if He is our Lord!).
† An incredibly important question then is how we accept this gift from God of eternal life.
In the following verses, the Bible lists out the steps we need to follow:
† Romans 10: 9 – 13
† Matthew 10: 32 – 33
† Luke 24: 45 – 47
† Acts 2: 38 & 3: 19
1) Believe Jesus is the Son of God and that only He is capable of paying for your sins. He can do this because:
a. He lived a perfect life acceptable to God
b. He died to pay for your sins but then rose from the grave to defeat death for you.
2) Confess with your mouth you believe these things in your heart and state you want Jesus to lead your life
3) Change your mind about sin (repent). Truly decide that God’s ways are best and make every effort to turn away from your old sins
4) Be baptized under water to obey the command of Jesus