Salvation is God's gift to mankind through the finished work of Jesus Christ. The Greek word ‘Sozo’ translated ’save’ or ’saved’ means “to save, to make whole, to preserve, or make safe” (Mt. 1:21; 10:22; Jn. 3:17; Acts 2:40; 16:30-31). Thus the word ‘Salvation’ is an all-comprehensive word and it includes in itself all the benefits of the Cross and the operations of God’s grace in the believer’s life. To put it simply, Salvation refers to the deliverance and freedom from sin: Its Penalty, Power and Presence.
1. Who needs it?
Salvation is needed by all because no one can be in right standing with God without Jesus Christ (Romans 3:10).
2. Why is salvation needed?
Salvation is needed because all have sinned are in need of a Savior
3. The Remedy
Salvation is the remedy in that God so loved the world that He gave His son as a redemptive gift to mankind
(St. John 3:16).
4. Who can be saved?
All who receive Jesus Christ can be saved and become the sons of God (St. John 1:12).
5. What is the benefit? Forgiveness
God forgives us of our sins and cleanses us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).
6. Can you Earn It?
We are saved by grace, which is God's unmerited favor, and not by our good works (Ephesians 2:8).
7. What do you do to receive it?
We receive salvation by making confession with our mouths that Jesus Christ is Lord and believing in our hearts that God raised Jesus from the dead (Romans 10:9-10, 13).
To Receive Jesus Christ now, simply pray this simple prayer of salvation:
Father God I acknowledge that I am a sinner. I ask you Lord God to forgive me of my sins, I thank you that you are faithful and just to forgive me and cleanse me of all unrighteousness. I believe in my heart and confess with my mouth that you Lord God raised Jesus from the dead just for me. I also believe in my heart that you Lord Jesus died on the cross just for me. I ask you right now Lord Jesus to come into my heart and be the Lord of my life. I receive my salvation right now, in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Where is the Lord Jesus? In my heart!