The Problem: Sin
“For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
The first step in coming to salvation is to admit that you are a sinner. The Bible clearly teaches us that “all have sinned” which means no one is exempt from this judgment.
The Pentaly: Death
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Because of our sin, God’s Word tells us that our punishment for that sin is death. If we stopped here this would be a tragic situation, but the Bible does not stop here. Notice the word ‘but.’ But the gift of God is life eternal in Heaven.
The Plan: Grace
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9
Notice the phrases “not of yourselves” and “not of works” Salvation is not attainable by good works, baptism, or joining a church. It is solely in the finished work that Jesus Christ died for you.
“I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.” Galatians 2:21
This very simply sums it up. If we could be righteous by our own working then Christ died in vain.
The Way: Jesus
Maybe you’re asking yourself, “How do I accept this gift of salvation?”
“But as many as received Him(Jesus), to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.” John 1:12
“For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Romans 10:9
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13
It is by faith and repentance that you are saved. You must repent of your own sin and fully believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sin. It’s that simple. You can pray where you are right now and accept this gift of salvation and ask Christ to save you.