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1. Admit that you are a sinner.
2. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ
3. Call upon the Lord
4. Repent of your sins
5. Be willing to let Jesus be Lord of your life
If you are ready, please pray a prayer similar to this:
The Bible, from cover to cover emphasizes that we are all sinners. In fact the bible says in Isaiah 53;6 that "All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned EVERY ONE to his own way" The Bible also says in Romans, Chapter 3:
"For all have sinned and come short of the Kingdom of God". We are all sinners undeserving of Heaven. In order to be saved from hell you must admit to yourself that you are a sinner. The bible also says in Romans 6;23 "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord". You most likely know in your heart already that you are a sinner, but you must confess it to yourself and to God. Of course He knows it already but He wants to know that you are sincere about your need for salvation.
If you have settled in your heart the fact that you are a sinner without hope, then we can go on to the next step.
We have established the fact that all men and women are sinners, unworthy of God's love. However in Romans 5;8 the bible states that "God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Yes, you read it right. John 3;16 sums it up best; "for God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosever believeth on Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." That my friend is a promise from God. Your next question will probably be, "What does it mean to believe on Jesus?"
Believing on Jesus simply means that you put your trust in Him and Him alone for salvation. You stop depending on good works, social connections, buying your way in, your good looks or even luck. If there were even one other way to heaven, then why did Jesus have to come to earth and suffer such a cruel death? He came because there is no other way. From the very beginning of time, God has provided man a way of salvation. That way is through Jesus Christ. Please allow me to give an illustration as to the meaning of trust. Each time that you sit down in a chair, you exercise trust. Even if you never sat in the chair before, you still trust that it will hold you up, so you sit down. It is the same principle with Jesus. You say Jesus, I may not understand all it, but in the only way that I know how, I do put my complete trust in you and you alone for my salvation. I have never done this before but I believe that you can and will save me.
The bible says in Romans 10;13; "For whosever shall call upon the name of the Lord, shall be saved." It's as simple as that. The simplicity of God's plan turns many away. They can't believe that eternal salvation can be so simple, but it is. You see, if salvation depended on works, how would the physically challenged be saved? If salvation could be bought, how would the poor be saved? God made sure that each one would have an equal opportunity for salvation regardless of their circumstance.
Many say that God is so loving that He would never send me to hell. You're right. He will never send you to hell. In fact, Jesus said that it was not His will that any should go to hell. But we are all given the right of choice. We can choose ourselves to go to hell by not trusting Christ as our Savior. Christ will not send us to hell but, we can most certainly send ourselves by rejecting the simple plan of salvation that God has provided through his Son Jesus. So, you are probably thinking, how do I call on the Lord and what do I say? There are no special words or phrases to use when speaking to Jesus. You just speak from the heart. I'll show you what I mean at the bottom of the page.
The bible is very clear about repentance. Jesus said :Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish." That simply means that you turn from your sins. The literal translation is a military word that means to do an "about face" and go another direction. Jesus will not hear you when you call on Him if you are not willing to give up your sins. You cannot call upon the Lord for salvation and continue your sinful lifestyle, but the good news is, He will be there to help you.
Jesus has our best interest at heart. He will never lead you where you should not go. He just asks that you be willing to trust Him and Him alone for your salvation and to live as best as you can for Him.
I have shared with you the 5 principles of salvation. I can do no more. The rest is up to you. You must admit that you are a sinner, believe that Christ can and will save you, call on the Lord and ask Him to forgive and save you, allow Christ to be the Lord of your life and , finally, be willing to turn from your sins as God reveals them to you. If you can do these things, then you are ready to accept Christ as your Lord and Savior. I would like to lead you in a prayer. If you are sincere about your desire to accept Christ as your Savior and Lord, please pray the prayer below or one similar to it. Pray in your own way, but you must be sincere in your desire to go to heaven and not hell. Hell is a very real place and so is heaven. Some say that they don't believe in hell. Well I do believe in it. That means that there is a 50 % chance that one of us is wrong. If I am wrong, I've lost nothing, but if you are wrong, you have lost your soul for all eternity in hell. What is your choice?
I confess to you that I am a sinner. I believe in you and that you came to earth in human form, died on the cross for my sins, was buried and rose again after three days just like the bible says. Jesus, please forgive me of my sins. I'm tired of living this way. Please come into my heart and save me. You said that if we would call on you and ask you to save us that you would. Lord, please do that right now. I turn from my sins in the only way that I know how. I don't understand a lot of this but, by faith I believe it. Thank you for saving me.
If you prayed this prayer and were sincere, you are now my brother in Christ and I rejoice with you in your new found life in Christ.I would love to hear from you. I have some material to help you get stronger in your walk with the Lord. I would like to give you this. If you do not have a bible, we would like to send you one. Just contact me either by E-mail or by postal mail or by clicking on the "Praise The Lord" button below and we will send these items right out. God Bless You.
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