Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.
The Bible tells us in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.”
But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?
When we hear about what God has done for us, and come to understand the love He has for us and the price He has paid, we’re responsible to act on that.
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, He (God) is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
Confessing our sin is a healthy response to God’s love for us. Pride is what often keeps us from admitting that we’ve done anything wrong. Confession is our first step toward healing, as we’re taking responsibility for what we’ve done.
Now repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away.
2 Corinthians 7:10
For the kind of sorrow God wants us to experience leads us away from sin and results in salvation. There is no regret for that kind of sorrow. But worldly sorrow, which lacks repentance, results in spiritual death.
To repent is to turn away from our sin and turn toward God. It’s more than just saying “sorry.” Repentance requires us to take action.
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.
To believe in God is more than just acknowledging that He exists. When we believe in something we make sacrifices for it and make plans around it. As a result, it changes the way we live. If we “believe” in God, we believe that He is who He says He is and we trust Him with all the areas of our lives.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the GIFT of God – not by works so that no one can boast.
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.
Each of us has a choice to make. We must decide what we’ll do with Jesus. Either we’ll dismiss Him and His teachings and rely on ourselves for eternity, or we’ll invite Him into our lives by giving Him FULL CONTROL of each and every day as well as trusting Him with eternity. When we receive a gift, the first thing we do is open it and then we start to enjoy it. If the free gift of Jesus is never received and applied to our lives, we’ll never enjoy the life that God desires for us.
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