Salvation

Salvation is the acceptance of God's Gift, Jesus Christ, as your personal Savior.

Salvation is freely given.  Understanding salvation and the need of salvation is a simple as A-B-C.

#1  A- Admit you're a sinner

Romans 3:23 tells us: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God...  We are all sinners, in need of a Savior.  When compared to God's holiness, we all fall short.

As a sinner, we deserve eternal punishment and separation from God

Romans 6:23a tells us: For the wages of sin is death,

However, the story doesn't end here -- we earn death, but the small word "but" changes everything.

#2 B - Believe that Jesus is the Son of God and died to be our Savior

Romans 6:23b tells us: but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

John 3:16 tells us: For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Romans 5:12 tells us: But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

#3 - Confess the need for Jesus; ask Him to save you

Romans 10:10: For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Romans 10:13 tells us: For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

 

A prayer for salvation would include the acknowledgement of your sinfulness, vocalization your belief that Jesus is God's Son and that His death on the cross was for your sins.  After that, you would ask Jesus to forgive your sins and to become your Savior.

 

We would be honored to pray with you or to discuss this with you further.  Feel free to contact us via email at pastor@firstbaptistcolbert.com or by phone at 580-296-2926.

 

*All Scripture references were taken from the New King James Version