|What Must I Do To Be Saved?|
This is a very good question everyone should ask. It pertains to the eternal destiny of your soul--eternal life. If you are not a Christian, not born again, Jesus would say: "....Ye must be born again" (John 3:7).
SO, WHAT IS MEANT BY BEING BORN AGAIN? It means to be reborn--experiencing a rebirth. In other words be converted--made over "...that your sins may be blotted out..." (Acts 3:19).
AND, WHO NEEDS THIS NEW BIRTH? Every man or woman and every boy or girl who has come to the years of accountability needs to be spiritually born. In chapter 53 the prophet Isaiah, moved by the Holy Spirit, portrayed the suffering of our Lord Jesus for the sins of mankind several hundred years in advance. In verse six he says, "All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way,..." Jesus made it very plain to Nicodemus, a teacher in Israel, when He said "...Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God" (John 3:3). He also told him it was a spiritual birth. Its operations are by the Holy Spirit.
JESUS INVITES EACH ONE OF US PERSONALLY TO "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light" (Matthew 11:28-30) All who are sinsick and tired of their load of sin are invited to come lay it down at the feet of Jesus, and "receive the atonement" (Romans 5:11). Jesus suffered, shed His blood and died on the cross a "...propitiation (self sacrificial death) for our (for your) sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world" (John 2:2). We must feel the guilt of our sins--and that Jesus bore the agony in our stead. "He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy" (Proverbs 28:13). No matter how great a sinner you may be, there is hope for you. "Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool" (Isaiah 1:18). "...These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the lamb (Jesus Christ)" (Revelations 7:14). The Bible teaches us that all men have sinned and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). But, man is not in a hopeless condition, for God commands all men everywhere to repent (Acts 17:30). "If we confess our sins, he is faithfull and just fo forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9). This means that where we have wronged our fellow man, we must confess and acknowledge our sin. We also read, "If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved" (Romans 10:9). Believing, having faith and acting, allowing Jesus to enter into (have control) your heart/life. "Behold, I stand at the door (the door of the heart), and knock (call): if any man hear my voice, and open the door (we must answer His call and open our heart's door), I will come in to him, and will sup with him (have sweet fellowship), and he with me" (Revelation 3:20). What a glorious state and condition it is to have forgiveness of our sins and "...peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ!" (Romans 5:1). And how sweet that peace is!!!:) It is the beginning of heaven on earth. "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away behold, all things are become new" (2 Corinthians 5:17). "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit" (Romans 8:1). So, seek God, seek God's Spirit, not the things of this world or the things which bring you pleasure and have God's PEACE!!!!
NOW, if you would like to ask Jesus into your heart, consider the COST of having Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, find someone to pray the sinners prayer with you or call or email us, and we will pray with you. But, do find a church, body of believers that you can worship and fellowship with, that can nuture you in "the Way". This is important. Ask God to direct you in His will and do not be deceived.
......In His Precious Name, Mark!
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