Are You Saved?
Prayer of Salvation
(It simply begins
with Faith in God)
When we pray the prayer of salvation, we're letting God know we believe His Word is true. By the faith He has given us, we choose to believe in Him.
"Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my sinful ways that have no hope. Please forgive me, and help me avoid living a sinful life so that I will have eternity in Heaven. I believe that your son, Jesus Christ, died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, and hears my prayer. I want Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please Father God, send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen."
So I'm Saved, Now What?
Now the most wonderful journey of your life
begins! Yes, you may grow slowly at first, but
that's OK. For most people, relationships
develop slowly. They grow gradually. Whenever
you feel like it, just start talking to Jesus.
You don't have to use some special words or go
to some special place to pray. Just talk to Him
like you would do when talking to a friend. He's
always listening! Then let Him talk to you
through His Holy Spirit and His Word - the pages
of the Bible.
Listen to what Jesus has to say to you in the Scriptures. Learn about His love for you. Get to know Him in a personal way. Your Savior will come to you and He will live in you and be there for you....no matter what!
Not only can you get to know Him through talking to Him and reading His words, you can also meet Him in other Christians in whom He lives. You may want to find a church where you can be baptized, a very important step in the life of a new Christian. You will be able to meet with other Christians at church who share the same values and goals as you. Your relationships with fellow Christians will help you to grow closer to God everyday.
Remember, you don't have to go it alone anymore. You can call upon Jesus any time and He will be there for you. No matter what you do, He will always be there for you. That's His promise to you!
"....for the Lord your God goes with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you."(Deuteronomy 31:6)
Do I have to give up sin to be saved?
"And they went out, and preached that men
should repent." Mark 6:12
The answer is No! You do NOT have to stop sinning to be saved. No one can stop sinning (Romans 3:23)! No one can live above sin, no one (Isaiah 64:6). Jesus Christ came into this world to save sinners. You do NOT have to give up anything to be saved except your UNBELIEF. However, you DO need to realize your sinful condition and "confess" (or admit) to God that you are a sinner. This is Biblical repentance, i.e., "a change of mind."